So, I am making progress through the Details Minibook class over at Studio Calico.
I did not order the kit that accompanied the class, so I had to create my own cover. But I was so inspired by the letterpress cover that came with the kit that I knew I wanted to create something similar. The instructor, Tina Aszmus, painted her cover entirely black which accented the letterpress title so wonderfully. So, I combined the idea of black with embossing (rather than depressing) the title.
The result is shown above. I used a raw chipboard cover, drew the letters with a VersaMarker pen and then heat embossed the title so that it is raised and shimmery. And I love how it turned out!
Through the class forum, I discovered that I could purchase the printables that were included tangibly in the class kit. So I purchased the printables and simply printed them out. Normally I would not have desired the exact pieces from the kit as I am happy to create my own in a similar fashion, but due to time constraints and the fact that I loved so many of the kit pieces in this class, I was pleased that I could have the same printables. They make me happy.
And of course, what I love so much about Tina's classes is that she always has a lesson (or more) on painting or mixed media of some sort. This time she challenged us to find inspiration in textures and patterns to create an abstract background for some of our pages and this resonated with me. Here are two that I created after that lesson. The first is cardboard that I mashed around to create these flower-like circles in the best deep green. The second was inspired by a big chunky blanket knit with oversized wool.
So, I have not yet completed all of the prompts for this class yet, but I am well on my way to creating the base pages.
I promise to share more as my pages are completed...