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Wednesday, 7 January 2009

WEDDING BOOK

The challenge on Wednesday Stamper this week is to you use gesso in your work. This piece is a book I made using my Mum and Dads wedding photos (well copies of them). I love black and white photos but that is not the reason the book ended up completely black and white!



I confess it was one of those happy accidents that I love so much! I started putting the book together, stuck something in, decided I didn't like it and tried to remove it only to rip the page it was stuck to. So in an effort to repair the damage I was adding gesso thinking I would paint over it with some colour when I stood back and looked at it and thought " you know I like it like that" and so carried on in the same way throughout the book adding the gesso around and over the edges of the photos and words.



Have to say that my Dad doesn't like it, his comment was that they were perfectly good pictures before I got at them and splattered that stuff all over them!!! Oh well, can't win them all, at least I like it!!





25 comments:

herminesplace said...

Fabulous book

Anja said...

great use of gesso,love it

Femmy said...

fantastic book!!!!

craftytrog said...

It's brilliant! x

Connie said...

I love what you have done with your parents wedding picture!!!

Stempelchaotin said...

STUNNING !!!

Anneke said...

wonderful book and such lovely pages

Virginia said...

Sue I love what you've done with your parents book. it looks amazing!!

Astrid Maclean said...

Fantastic, love every bit of it!

Manja said...

very special, love your book in this style, great!!!

Manja said...

very special, love your book in this style, great!!!

Sarah said...

my parents' reaction would be JUST like your dad's lol

but I like it :)

Sija said...

Fantastic!

Audrey said...

Beautiful!

Gabi Mewi said...

All are beautiful...

http://truutske.punt.nl said...

This is stunnung beautiful work.
Very nice book.

Silvia said...

Great work. Looks fab.

Hanne said...

This is really beautiful!

~*~Patty Szymkowicz said...

A classic case of a fantastic "flopportunity"! I Love it when that happens and your pages are fantastic. Your Dad is funny...guess he's just not ready for altered art...yet anyway ;)

Gayle Page-Robak said...

This is gorgeous, love your presentation. Beautiful!

Faye said...

Fantastic book, Sue.

Shelly Hickox said...

This is gorgeous! And that definitely sounds like something my dad would say. ;-)

Sue said...

Very, very nice - just love it. What is it about dads - lol ....

johanna said...

you use gesso so well!! what a marvellous book!

Ilka Wilczek said...

So wonderful...and interesting...