Thursday, August 30, 2012

Textured 'Neutrals' Journal Cover- Part 2 of 2

The finished cover.

 
A bit of core spun yarn and lace in close-up.

 
Shimmery, synthetic yarn adds a bit of bling to the project...

 
...and the smallest touches of orange and purple enliven a mostly beige, tan and white cover.

 
Textural excitement comes from the addition of bits of thrifted crochet, lace and neps.

 
(Badly) overdyeing a deer hide produced leather that looks a bit like burl wood.

 
Rounding out the journal cover with scissors for easier book insertion...

...and a neater look.

 
The finished cover.

 
With a busy piece like this...

...no matter where you look, there's always something new to see!

A bit of color here and there...

...rescues the cover from blandness. :)

Having rather ruined a deer hide by double-dyeing it some time ago...

...it found new utility, cut into strips and used as a bookmark!

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13 comments:

Karen said...

So beautiful, Heather you've inspired me and my next post on the forum (later tonight) is a cover i've made with you as my inspiration :)

Heather Woollove said...

Karen--I'm so honored by your praise!! I can't wait to see what you've come up with...I'm sure it's wonderful!! XO-

Voie de Vie said...

I do love how this turned out!

Rachel said...

Love the detail of the inclusions - all sorts of intriguing things to look at!

Heather Woollove said...

Denise--Thank-you!
Rachel--I agree..it's always fun to 'discover' a new section that you like!

Loco Lindy said...

I think this is my favorite of your covers, Heather, and the deer leather is perfect for it!!!

Heather Woollove said...

Lindy--Thanks! How is my favorite new Gma?!? :)
XO-

Vivian said...

The details of your work is amazing! Many people make "things", but you make things that are creative, lovely, and useful.

Heather Woollove said...

Vivian--I REALLY love the William Morris quote, "Have nothing in your house that you do not know to be useful, or believe to be beautiful", so it's nice to know that when I try to make something that's both, lovely people like you notice! Thank-you!

Terrie said...

Always love your book cover. Very firm, shaping and cutting are so neat. This one the textural surface particularly pretty.

Heather Woollove said...

Terrie--I thought of you when I saw this finished cover. It does have some of the texture that you are so fond of!! :)

FeltersJourney said...

Love this Heather! I smiled as soon as I saw it.. yet again we are on the same wavelength.. I'm obsessing over naturals and texture at the moment :)
x

Heather Woollove said...

Deborah--It IS funny how often we are 'in synch'!! :) XO-