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Sunday, 7 November 2010

Embossed Metal Books at the Cubbyhole





 I had a great time at the workshop yesterday. I've never  worked with metal in this way...loved it! even though it did make my wrist and fingers ache! I had trouble getting the metal onto my book which is, The Tale of Tom Kitten by Beatrix Potter. In fact the metal already looks battered!! but I like it. I shall be adding bits and pieces to the inside of the book as I go along.
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This is the lovey Little Sue's book. I absolutely love this design....gorgeous.

There were 10 of us at the W/S and all produced very individual, fabulous designs. Unfortunately I didn't get more photos :(
 
 I believe the weather is getting stormy tomorrow so enjoy today! It's crisp and sunny here in Crewe.


tc Sue xx

13 comments:

Aquarius said...

What a lovely idea to use that type of metal work to cover a book and I can imagine it was quite hard work although I've not done anything like it. This is beautiful - thanks for sharing the photos.

themessycraftroom said...

Well done Suz,i I bet it was quite hard to do. I've never worked with metal. It looks really lovely. Hugs x ChrisB

Paul said...

Brilliant, i love these books, really colourful and bright. So talented. They were really good fun to do weren't they :) And I agree, they did make your wrists and hands ache after a while. Px

veronica said...

gorgeous covers Sue, love the vibrant colours - can well believe it made your hands ache, but worth it!

Julie Ranae said...

Absolutely beautiful work, Suzi....your colors are outstanding. I can say I am just a teensy bit jealous of you and your group spending the day with my Sarah : )

Nigel said...

Fantastic book, even better in real life :)

Sarah Anderson said...

I'm so glad you got pics cos I didn't and your book is stunning! Hard work, but really worth all that effort. Glad you enjoyed it :)

Sue said...

Wow Suzi.....your book looks lovely, great colours and the flowers are beautiful. Looks like a fun workshop.

wjah said...

So that's where the copper cladding from my roof went! Now the bats are flying in again. Angel, were gonna have to do something about your kleptomania one of these days :o)

love

joe

craftimamma said...

Oh Wow, Suzi, these are fabulous! I love working with metal but not seen anything quite like these. Would love to have been sharing that workshop I can tell you. Would you kind sharing what medium you used to colour the metal with?

Hugs
Lesley Xx

*** Suzi B *** said...

Hi Lesley, I used Stazon on my book Little Sue used stazon and Alchol inks... don't think she used any thing else.
tc Sue xx

mustavcoffee said...

Beautiful work, love the colours :0) xx

Susan Allan said...

Your metal work is fantastic, the colours are so lively and beautiful.
Makes a very interseting book cover.
Sue xx