Wednesday, 14 September 2011
Explorer's Journal. By Zuzu
Hi there. Zuzu here;
I am back for my second guest design team piece.
I have begun to alter a book. It will be an ongoing project though so today I am going to share the cover and three inside pages with you. It started as a red scruffy leather (ish) little book of Shakespeare that's been having pages torn out and used in crafty makes for over a year.The theme is based ona Darwinian type explorer. A bit of travel and a bit of flora and fauna gathering and examining. (this is not to say they are always labeled correctly ;)
As is almost always the case with me, this has been made to look very ancient and tatty scruffy and distressed. I deliberately don't stamp everything perfect and crisp as i want it to look distressed and flawed. THe Fly (known here as the Simpli-fly) is under a vintage glass optical lens and the "bird without wings" (which bears a startling resemblance to a snail), is under a microscope glass slide.
Stamps used from The Artistic Stamper:
Travelling Words found HERE
Europe map background found HERE
Goose Grease found HERE
Calligraphy Mat 13 found HERE
Butterfly words found HERE
Insects and Butterflies No. 1 # 017 found HERE
Flourish Swirls found HERE
Other supplies available from The Artistic Stamper:
Distress inks : I used antique linen, vintage photo, fired brick, aged mahogany, pine needle, dusty concord, peeled paint.
Paint dabber: I used butterscotch.
Vintage Eyeglass: scroll down near the bottom.
Bigz Die Tiny tags and tabs: I used the wee tabs
Ideaology: I used a word stick, a game spinner and two metal corners.