Sunday, August 24, 2008

New Toy

Wow, I have given myself a treat and bought a Bind-It-All, I have been thinking of buying one for quite a while, Lynn is the culprit and the inspiration after seeing the books that she produces.
I have posted my efforts so far but I am am not letting on how many times I got things round the wrong way. Needless to say I will probably need to buy more wires.
The book above is covered with one of the Artylicious papers, front and back. I used polymer clay with a Ten Second Studio mold for the main feature on the front. Once fired and cooled I coloured it with the Tim Holtz alcohol ink and a corner swirl from Maya Road, painted and embossed.

I was quite pleased with this book. I decided I needed an album to store my holiday photographs, usually, I take them and download them and they don't ever get printed. Well, this year it will be different. So when I get back from holiday I am going to print and stick and finish my album.
I have added tags inside so that I can journal where the photographs were taken. The tags were first distressed and then stamped using some of the elements from the Journalling A4 themeplate. I finished the book with the little closure from Zutter, they really are nice and look very good. When the album is finished rather than it gape open with all the bits and pieces that I intend to put inside, I will be able to keep it neatly shut using this ingenious little fastener. You get two little decorative keys with the closure, these I threaded onto ribbon along with a few beads and tied it to the wire binding.


Phree said...

Wow, what a fab book, that BIA is such a cool toy, after using it at the Graphicus Workshops I have got it on my wishlist!

InkyArtitude said...

BIA! My take on it? Bloody Incredible Art and that sums it up. Well done Claggy..... it's brilliant and now you've inspired ME, I need to go make more with my BIA. Thanks for the Eye Candy! x

Glenda Waterworth said...

Ooh, they're lovely Judith! You have great taste in papers of course! Funnily enough, I'm playing with the bind it all as well today.

acrylik said...

Beautiful books - just love the idea with the tags for journalling about the photos. *nicks idea*