Saturday, 15 February 2020

Making Books!

Hi everyone, Nikki here today from Addicted to Art. 
On Lisa's recent show on Create and Craft one of the products was the MDF Bookcase and Greyboard books. I made several books so I thought I would share more details of one of them
Now I don't want to bore you so will keep the post quite brief - however this was quite a long project so please get in touch if you want to know anything else.

I started with the greyboard pieces secured together with strong tape . The outside texture is created with stippled gesso and once dry texture paste added through the flower stencil. Again once dry I made sure the entire surface was black (and dry) before dry brushing with white gesso to highlight the texture. Washes of paint were then added to create blue / deep red tones on the cover before quinacridone gold paint was added to edges to give the rusty tones.

I highlighted the flowers with gilding wax to highlight further and used the word stencil to add 'Enjoy'.

For the inside of my book I decided to use some gelli plate prints I made using Lisa's stencils. I do love my gelli plate and the slight unpredictable nature of the results!

Here close ups of the different pages:

See you next time!
Nikki xxx


  1. So much work went into this project. I particularly like the sunflower cover xx

  2. What stunning gelli prints on the pages inside - especially that one with the circles. The layers and combinations of colours are just amazing. I love the textured cover... hope we'll get to see details of some more of these fabulous books soon.
    Alison x