Watercolour Mini Books

by Deb Adams

Hi There,

Today I want to share two mini books that I created with total inspiration

from our Design Team Leader, Michelle Logan.

Each mini book was created from a single sheet of Watercolour paper. Mine was A3 size & 300 gsm.

When folded each have formed 4 page mini books measuring 4.75 cm x 10.5 cm.

I have included the link to Michelle’s video to show construction of this book.

My versions have been decorated using Scrap FX Stencils, Stamps & Rice Paper.

I chose to create mine in two colour variations. Cool & warm colours.

Even the back of the books look so yummy!

I spritzed each sheet of paper generously with water, then floated Colour Blast pigment powders

& water colour inks on each sheet & let the colours blend & run.

I added spray & droplets of Gold Acrylic ink as well.

I added texture using stencils & stamps as well as loose writing with pencil & marker before folding to form the booklets.

On the cover of the warm coloured book my focal point is a flower using the Camelia Stencil with Distress oxide inks.

I bound the spine with specialty Rice Paper by Michelle Logan for Scrap FX  Sketchings no. 1.

It was easily torn by running a wet fine brush over surface where you wanted it to tear.

Applied to surface with mat gel medium.

I have used small pieces on each inner page as well as on the covers.

Extra texture on the inner pages was made with the Loopy script stamp & the Round & Round stamp set.

This book features stamped Plant designs. This first one features the Bluebells stamp & the Elm Leaves.

For the next I heat embossed with UTEE the Large Seed head & Small seed head stamps.

My final page features the cute Toadstool stamps & the Gum tree stamp heat embossed with UTEE in the background.

Extra texture & colour was added with Distress crayons & Markers. This helps blend the stamps & rice paper into the page design.

My cool colour book features this lovely Doodled feather stamp & the Journey stamp on the cover.

I really love the Collage Papers.  The variety of patterns is really cool.

The page below features the Koi stamp.

Extra texture in this book was added with contrasting colours & the Triangles stencil, Chevron background stamp & the Words of Wisdom stencil.

Inside pages are decorated with stamped images of creatures & stars.

I chose these images that have a lacey appearance.  They stamp beautifully.

I used Chipped Sapphire Distress oxide for all the stamped images.

Above is the Jewelled Bird stamp & below is the Doodled star stamp set.

Plenty of room for some photos or personal journalling.

Finished off with more doodling, splatters of black, white & gold.

Hope you have enjoyed my post.

Here is the link to Michelle Logan’s tutorial on creating this Mini Book.

It is well worth watching, as well as her other videos.

Cheers for now,  Deb

&

HAPPY NEW YEAR TO ALL

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