Monday, January 28, 2008

Finished tip in pages

Front and Back

Magazine and book images, found key and trinket, painted paper, paper doily, lunch wrap, stencil letters, thread, dream catcher.

I'm never absolutely sure until they are packed up and mailed if my pages are 100 % finished or not, I may find something that just has to be added between now and then! I think I am finished!
You may have noticed a few changes to the 'dream keepers house' page...and you would be right in thinking it was the front page last I posted lol!
After doing the page I realised I needed to leave a binding margin of around 1 inch! That meant I had to choose between loosing part of everything on the far left or turning the front into the back so that the binding holes would be under the dream keeper writing... I hadn't done a back yet so I just flipped it over and did the front last.

The main image on the front is from the exploration book I scored free at the 2nd hand shop a while ago. Before it was added I used recycled sewing pattern paper to collage the back page. It served several purposes- it masked the thread used on the other side, it strengthened the paper and it gave me a thicker surface to paint.
I placed a paper doily on some standard photocopy paper and painted over
it to make a pattern (like a stencil) and glued that on...the silver dots were created using a cigarette filter as a stamp. I used wax paper (lunch wrap, tracing paper- same thing) to stencil letters onto and the dream catcher made it's way over from the other page too.

The (new) back page had a coat of very watered down silver blue paint which gave it no extra colour just a slight sheen of glitter and the thread I hand sewed onto the page merged the straight lines that I mentioned last time. The key is from an old kids money box and the padlock trinket was sent to me from an artist in America. Quite often mailings of books, atc's etc etc include other little bits in the parcel- a bit of an unspoken courtesy that I've noticed a lot of Artist's seem to pay each other. Everyone loves a surprise! I am pleased with the effect the thread had on the page, it's changed the whole look of it and was so simple to do.

Mick Mathers a new visitor to this blog recently left a very interesting explanation of how 'tip in's got there name in the comment section. Thanks for the info Mick!
Thanks also to Bobbie for encouraging me to keep trying to upload multiple photo's to my you can see there's been some success!

If your in the mood for a bit of digital artwork why not go and check out these 2 talented artists?


Bobbie said...

Lisa, I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE these tip in pages. I like all the changes you made and really it turned out even better than the sneak preview. The colors are wonderful, the images are full of mystery and almost tell a story.

Good on you for getting 2 pictures on this post :)

John (Copyright JMM 2007-2008) said...

Excellent pages, Lisa. The colors on the first page is beautiful. 15 percent tip for you is in the mail.

Sweet Irene said...

I really like this, Lisa and it looks like so much fun to do. You're opening up a whole new world of applied art to me. I never would have guessed that something like this could be done and whoever thought of it first is a genius.

I see there are all sorts of possibilities to be creative when I feel better, but I also get a lot of enjoyment out of seeing what you make.

I am supposed to be doing creative therapy one of these days (I'm on a waiting list) and I think I will end up making collages similar to your pages.

dianeclancy said...

Hi Lisa,

These are absolutely beautiful!! Really gorgeous!

I think John's tip is too low though - this deserves a 50% tip!

~ Diane Clancy

Mick said...

These pages are, as I knew they would be, fabulous! I also want to thank you for the mention and link. I was just over at Bobbie's snooping around, looking into the drawers and closets - now I have another regular stop to make on my daily rounds!

PS: Last name is M-A-T-H-E-R ... no "S" on the end. :)

Kris Cahill said...

I love these pages! So magical and beautiful. Great work, I especially love the Dream Keeper's House. It is fabulous!!