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19 July 2010

Mother Nature

This page layout in my altered book art journal was inspired by found words in the original printed text "Mother Nature".

I have used these pages to record copies of two previous projects, my first Mandala & my Fresh as a Daisy Stampbord twinchie, as well as my remaining inchie project, Earthworks from a couple of years ago.

The background pages were coated in gesso before being coloured with gold & green paints. The two found words were protected from the paint by drawing gum. There are a couple of stamped butterfly images hidden in the background.

I reproduced the word butterflies from my mandala project & punched three butterflies from a green skeleton leaf using a Woodware paper punch.

I added three small glass Glintz domes to add further texture.

One was placed in the centre of the Stampbord flower image.

For the other two, I used small images from an Eco Green Crafts collage sheet.

I spritzed a fine mist of water over the project, using a Mini Mister, before sweeping a brush of Perfect Pearls (Heirloom Gold & Green Patina), which highlights the background texture.

To finish, I rubbed a little gold Stickles around the page corners & inserted the top of the skeleton leaf to act as the page tab.


  1. Really pretty pages, Daisy. There's a lot of detail to take in. Love the skeleton leaf butterflies, x

  2. This page looks very soft and organic. I never thought of using a skeleton leaf to punch shapes... I'll have to try that.

  3. What gorgeous pages daisy. Love the Butterfly - I'd never have thought of using a Skeleton leaf! Love S xx

  4. I love the patina effect of the background, It makes a great 'space' to display your small works. Mx

  5. gorgeous daisy - i love these sort of books - i need to find some time xx

  6. Thank you all for your comments :o)

  7. Beautiful pages Daisy - very soft and natural looking and soothing