Sunday, August 03, 2014

Vintage Burlap Journal.

I went to an Andy Skinner workshop   in Fareham
and we made these  Vintage Burlap Journals.
I had a lovely time getting all distressed and mucky!
Can't tell you much about the process
as I was so busy following directions I forgot
to make a note of the all the different glues, pastes, dies,
paints  and mediums we were using.
The one thing that has stuck in my mind is those
rivets holding the fake metal plates onto the front.
They are actually flat back pearls that we grudged up .
They look very authentic.
The image is a photo pre made to look distressed
and was supplied by Andy as was all the materials.
Boy did we get through shovel loads of the stuff!!

The hessian came supplied in sheets attached to card
so was easy to work with.
As we had 2 strips over from cutting to fit the covers
we made a couple of book marks.

You can see the spine of the journal
which  we aged to match the front.
Confession time.
 The flowers were meant to be died a yellow/orange
but I created such a fuss about them needing to be pink
that Andy relented and let me have pink ones Yay!
(Probably got my card marked now!!).

A close up of the bookmarks.
I had such a great time I have booked another class
this time at The Craft Barn for the end of August with Rachel Snook.
We will be using Masks and different ways to apply them.
Can't wait!


Maarit at Violets Corner said...

Love this too Mrs A, great use of the flat back pearls, it's very inspiring.

Warm hugs

Donna said...

Wow Mrs A, this is absolutely stunning, I love the burlap panel and the image is adorable! :) Donna ♥ x

Createology said...

Absolutely stunning! This journal is fabulous and I would have never known the "rivets" are grunged pearls. How wonderful to learn new techniques. I am glad you got to have pink flowers. Creative Journal Bliss Dear...

Liz McGuire, said...

Wow, this is so cool. I just bought a roll of burlap yesterday! Don't have a clue what to do with it!

Liz x

Sandra H said...

Wow Mrs A what a gorgeous project this simply is truly stunning x

rachel said...

looks like a fab workshop Valery - brilliant make xx

Cathy said...

Gorgeous project Mrs A. I love the look of this style but haven't a clue how to do it, Cathy x

Hettie said...

This looks like a great day...apart from the stomping! I bet your card was marked before you got there Madam!
Anyhoo, why should you have the same colour as everyone else's?

Catherine said...

This is gorgeous Sweetie ! You rock ! Hugs, blessings and love from Catherine

Sherry said...

Sounds like you had a great time - even though you nearly got sent to the naughty step for demanding pink roses - lol. Your finished items are amazing, love them all x

Carol L said...

I just love hand-made treasures like this! I love the rustic and earthy feel of it, not to mention it looks like a genuine antique from years gone by! NJ!

scrappymo! said...

What a gorgeous journal. The hessian looks fab and the pearls were turned into fantastic metal plate trim.

This sounds like a lot of fun. Good for you for committing to the next one!

Faye Wynn-Jones said...

Yeah! I can see what you wanted to get some pink on here. Superdoop project, well done you. You'll have a great time at The Craft Barn x