Monday, 13 August 2012

Marbled Twinchie Mini-Books


Hi everybody, another week has flown by, and here we are at Monday again. I was busy making some mini-books out of some little pieces of plywood (bottom picture) which were in a box as dividers for something or other. I cut them into twinchies, which just fitted with the indentations they had, and used some of them to make these little books. The covers have been marbled, and then painted with several coats of clear varnish, and given a bit of glimmer paste. I used my BIA to fix them together, One has plain white paper, one has a mix of grey and white sheets, and the first one - with the black wires - has canvas paper. The edges have all been inked with purple, and the front and back pages in each book have mini prints of some of my art-work. The first one has just been decorated with some gold florist wire with little baubles on it.







You can see the structure of the paper here.


The next two have been embellished with some fibres, and a charm, a key and a bead, just a bit hard to see here.










And this was the raw material:





The tag has been made for the second week of the challenge over at 'The Cheerful Stamp Pad', coming up orange, and sponsored by Luna Girl




Okay, that was all for today. Have a good day, take care, and thanks for visiting!

28 comments:

  1. Two beautiful projects in one go!! Your little book is divine with all the colour and texture - I so love these little books and keep wondering whether to invest in a machine.
    The tag is just gorgeous and if I had to choose (very difficult!!) I might just go for the tag. That image is so lovely and I really love the colours you've used.
    Juliaxx

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  2. Hi Val, good morning. Hope the sun is shining for you. I adore your little books, and the tag, but the books have to my fave! Have a good week, kids go back to school soon so life will be more normal! Hugs, Sarah

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  3. Wow, great use of that wood! Super little books. The tag is gorgeous, LOVE the colours.

    x

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  4. Your books are so lovely - love them. I am totally in love with your tag, so you'd better hide it - it's snatchaboe! love and hugs, Donna

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  5. Fabulous projects, the book looks awesome.
    Like your new look blog.
    Yvonne x

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  6. Such pretty little twinchie books (great recycling) and a gorgeous tag. (Like the pottery too!). Have a good day. Suze xx

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  7. The books are wonderful but that tag is just gorgeous...one of my favourite images and such beautiful colours.
    Hugs xx

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  8. The mini book is just so cut! Great tag as well. :)

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  9. Morning Valerie. Super little books. Love them. Gorgeous tag. Have a wonderful day.
    Hugs, Florence x

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  10. Great mini and love the details of every page :)

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  11. Wow, really gorgeous projects, fab colours and patterns
    Lindsay xx

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  12. love the little books and your artwork inside them is wonderful. Beautiful tag too x

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  13. Brilliant use of re-cycling Valerie as the books are amazing (as they always are!) and as for your tag, I've fallen in love with it.
    Wishes
    Lynne

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  14. Gorgeous little books, Valerie! I can't believe how much you get accomplished!

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  15. What a sweet little book and the tag is just lovely!

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  16. The little books really look beautiful and with the professional binding it makes them so easy to lay open flat. The tag has lovely color!

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  17. Great recycling and a smashing tag, x

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  18. Great little twinchies. I love how you've turned them into mini books - sooo cute.
    Great tag too. xx

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  19. Love your twinchie books Val and what a great way to showcase your artwork in miniature.
    Hope you are feeling better this week. Take care of yourself.
    Lesley♥

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  20. How adorable are those little books! Love them! Beautiful tag! So vibrant!

    Wishes
    Debbie
    ^..^

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  21. Oh my... what a beautiful tag, Valerie! :]
    Love the "twinchie" mini books, wonderful work. ~xx

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  22. Super twinchie books and love the designs inside. Your comment on my card made me smile, thanks.

    Aileen x

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  23. love the twinchie books! great tag!

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  24. Those twinchie books are too cool! I love the page with the faces.
    And, beautiful tag! You have been busy!

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  25. Those little books are just divine!! Your tag is gorgeous and I love the colors in it. Can't pick a favorite though as I would love to have them all...your work is always so amazing :0)

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  26. Gorgeous new blog and your little books are super so teeny weeny but packed full or gorgeousness. Fab tag too.

    Marie

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  27. Wow, those books are stunning! I love how you inked the edges of the pages and the mini art is so cool! Of course your tag is gorgeous too! Love all the pretty ribbons, beads and lace you used on it.

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