Did you have a good weekend?. I've been praying for rain so much, here in Kuala Lumpur we have the worst haze ever!. You can smell the smoke, even when the forest burning is happening across the ocean. Really missed going out walking in the park :). The blessing is, I got to do more art!. And watched the super moon rising from my window. I saw this the other night;
I don't own a super camera, so the perigee moon looked tiny and blurry. Seen here, rising above tall fig trees in the backyard.
The winning colors for SOC Week 3; Lime Green & Purple. With great anticipation of the new colors, I started my work earlier. I knew, I have to create a tiny mysterious, Midsummer-ish book this week. Summer Solstice just passed. How did you celebrate the Summer Solstice?. Do tell :).
The front. It measures about 2" X 3".
I used pieces of old lace table cloth, linen and a velvet ribbon to make this book.
First, I dabbed the lace with purple acrylic paint.
It hardened when dried, perfect for making book pages.
Like previous books, I folded the lace up and sewn in the middle to hold them together. Then, sewn two pieces of ribbon bows to the spine to cheer things up.
Some folded goodness.
Imagining myself as Fae, adding pixie dust in a tiny bottle and sewing magical beads to the cover, making a spell book of sort.
Never skimp on magic :).
Added moon & star charms, just for fun.
Many circle fabrics used in this book to accentuate the Summer moon theme.
Painted daisies in watercolor. Highlighted the petals with white acrylic ink.
Clay flower beads for additional dimension.
The tulle netting was originally white. To add some color, I drenched it in purple acrylic ink.
Trailing leaves in watercolor, doodled over with black pen.
Inspired by Lets Get Trendy Now!3 (Sequins), I decided to add some on my 'moon'.
Love these crepe layers :).
My tiny book is now, all chunky. I never envisioned it to have a steampunk look at all. It takes a life of it's own and I just enjoy the ride :). Have a nice time playing this week!. HUGS.
P/S: Come join the challenges at Let's Get Trendy Now!3. Learn a trendy tip or two, link up your creations by end of the month and win cool prizes!. Good Luck.