Friday, 8 May 2009

Clay Mini Book


Created for the Saturday's Workout Challenge. This is a clay mini book. Black clay was rolled using a pasta machine, then painted with 4 coats of gold lumiere paint, allowing to dry between each coat. A rubber stamp was pressed into the painted clay. Next a layer of Adirondack paint was added in Eggplant, Pesto & Denim. The clay was then rolled until flat, and pieces cut to make the front and back of the book. Holes were added for binding before baking, then once cured, a hinge was made for the front pieces (using double sided sticky tape) so the book would open. Paper pages were added between the covers and gold lame' ribbon used to bind them using stab stitch. Little beads were addded to the ends of the ribbon, and some Star Brads added to the front cover.

14 comments:

Debbie Dolphin said...
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tinkertaylor said...

Fabulous, such rich colours,love IT

Karen Valentine said...

WOW! It's so beautiful. I love that it's made out of clay!

Gayle Page-Robak said...

Your clay covered book is beautiful...a gorgeous art piece!

Sandy said...

Wow what a fantastic idea and so lovely book. Very impressive. Love them.

Thanks Rachel for playing with Polymer Clay on SaWo.

Risa said...

beautiful! really awesome!

Martina2801 said...

Wow, Rachel !
What a wonderful work and a great idea with the pasta-machine :-)
It is so fabulous!

joanne wardle said...

excellent use of clay. beautiful piece

Astrid Maclean said...

Rachel, this is stunning, what a fab.idea!!!

herminesplace said...

Fabulous!

Lesley said...

Absolutely beautiful!!!!!!
Lesley

hastingshall2 said...

What a gorgeous piece of art, Rachel. I love the way you used the Lumiere paints.
Faye

Ellen said...

stunning mini book , i'm trying to get my head round how you did it. the colours are superb

Char said...

What a lovely cover you have made. Fabulous colors.