Wednesday, March 19, 2008

Tiny Art Book

I got some inspiration from Anita when looking at her blog. She is a great journaler and artist. She has made some Tiny Art Books which is what I have attempted here. The closure is a ribbon and I have used dark colors because I want to give this to my Brother-in-law who gave me the inspiration to paint the pictures of bird heads. He has been getting some great pictures of bird heads lately. I have never thought of just the heads of birds before this. I think is group is a nice selection of birds that he gets in his area this time of year.
This is the back of the TAB. So this is my first attempt at such a thing, good practice for me.


Teri said...

These bird heads are great!! Your BIL will love it. I made one of these and put little cacti on each page-no surprise there. They are fun.

Lisa at Greenbow said...

Thank you Teri. I don't know that many cacti to paint. I have seen many but I would have to see them again to paint one.

Mel said...

What a cool gift! It's very pretty and creative :)

Margaret Ann said...

This is sooo cool...what a lovely gift for a male! Great paintings-bird's heads-a clever idea! And the book is just sweet as can be! What a great keepsake!

I'm with Teri...a Cactus TAB sounds awesome! :)

SandyCarlson said...

That's beautiful, Lisa. Bookmaking is a lot of fun. Your brother-in-law will love it.

Happy Easter!

Anonymous said...

Lisa, Wowzers! I just realized you had this blog and I ADORE this first project I came to. Did you also make the fold out portion or are there kits to buy those inserts? Would love to know more about the how-to on this project. This is something I would definitely do. Great gift you've made here.


Lisa at Greenbow said...

Diane, this is a simple project. I cut a piece of watercolor paper 3"x12" and folded it, then did my painting. I cut two pieces of matt board 3 1/8" x 3 1/8" and covered them with wallpaper. You could use any paper you have on hand. Then I glued the covered pieces to the back of the paintings and tied it shut with a piece of ribbon to match.

Thank you all for your positive comments about the TAB.

Q said...

Dear Lisa,
Fantastic! Bird heads was a great idea. The tiny art book was another great idea. Your brother- in-law will love it!
Your painting is very nice.
I am so tickled to see your work.

soulbrush said...

not only good practice, but a wonderful gift idea, now all of us will be making tiny books, ha ha. thanx for all your comments on my boog, i'm adding you to my list of favourites so i can visit you more often.