a peek inside
This is the Little Fat Book Page that I made for the Stampassion swap with the theme of "mechanisms." Something on the page had to move, or open, or do something surprising. This was challenging for me, as I had little idea which direction to take. I decided on making my own bird cage with the door opening to reveal a bird inside. I printed the cage in gray-scale so that I could trace over it with metallic gel pens, then I added German scrap trim to dress it up more. I printed the bird twice to that I could cut out one with the wings lifted out to pop up when the cage is opened. I added stamping and flowers to vintage music paper for the background, and found a pretty quote for the back. Lastly, I stamped a bird at the top of the cage over the "believe" sentiment in versamark and brushed over the ink with pearl-ex powders. I was proud of this one--several hours of work after a long day at work...I'm surprised I pulled it out of me!