Thursday, 12 July 2012

A beautiful gift!

 On Monday I received a beautiful gift for my birthday from my lovely sister in law! She is an art teacher at high school and decided to get me a few arty bits because she knew I was going to college for Art and Design in August.

Now that little Journal is leather, embossed with a gorgeous big elephant on the front and is loaded full of hand made paper!

Sooooo....seeing as it has a very 'Indian' feel to it I decided to do these pages!

Handmade paper does NOT like water, so I covered the pages with Gesso and then inked them up with Dylusions spray inks, I just then drew some Mehndi designs on top!

Love the way these have turned out!

just a quick post tonight, not really got much to show just now anyway, still been a bit busy with appoinments and such likes!

Take care all , and thanks for dropping by

Jackie xx


Julia S-W said...

Firstly, happy belated birthday! Secondly, love the wonderful art work in the last two posts. Thirdly, your birthday pressie was wonderful - so thoughtful to help you stock up for your course. Glad to hear that things seem to be on the up and your work shows this.

Rita said...

Happy Birthday Jacqueline. What a lovely SIL to have. The pages look great. Hugs Rita xx

BJ said...

Jackie, you've had some super gifts lately and done some great artwork too. Happy Birthday. BJ

craftypixie said...

Happy Belated Birthday wishes Jackie and i see you say your going to do Art & Design at college!!! you lucky lucky thing, i would so love to do that.
your art work is amazing and what a lovely gift you had for your birthday
Keep smiling
Wendy x