We shall not cease from exploration
And the end of all our exploring
Will be to arrive where we started
And know the place for the first time.
"Little Gidding"
T S Eliot

Thursday, 16 April 2015

Book of secrets ...

I'm rather behind with writing some posts, including this one!  The Fearless Four got together recently, and we started off with an MDF book which has a drawer hidden in the spine.

I also had some large MDF cogs, so decided to create a steampunkish look.

I gave it several layers of different Fresco blue paints, and for the spine I used card cut into sections, embossed, and painted the same way; you can just see the card top left.

The babywipe I used to apply the paint turned out great too! (also seen on the left here)

Finally, I added some little bits and pieces, dry brushed some copper paint, and added a touch of gilding wax.  The spine drawer is painted copper and I've added the pieces of embossed card.

A good place to hide some treasures - and with that hidden niche I'm including it in the latest Paper Artsy challenge.

And what did the rest of  the Fearless Four create .....

Lin also went for a bit of steampunk - her mechanism is more complex than mine!  Love that strong blue background.

Monica went for a natural look with lots of texture. Great hessian background.

Linda used texture paste and produced a very clean summery look - fabulous.

Our next get together is in a couple of week's time, when one of us has issued a challenge .....