Explore The Imagination A Book by Lynne Moncrieff



A wee book style project.
When opened, it reveals the message, Explore The IMAGINATION.....IMAGINE.


That's Crafty! Clear Stamp Set A5 Lynne's Wildflowers Set 2
That's Crafty! Clear Stamp Set ATCoin Set 11
PaperArtsy Eclectica EEA05
Memento Ink Danube Blue, Tuxedo Black
13Arts Clear Stamp Script
Sharpie White Paint Pen
Extras:  vintage button, torn piece from small tag, handmade paper (substitute with watercolour paper)


When closed, cover size approx 3"x3" - opened, approx 3"x15"

This book was already folded, working with a favourite paper but it takes no time or effort and no special tools to form your own, making it to any size you want.

Many, many months ago, the book was amongst a stash of items which I eco dyed but the colour didn't really take very well. I kept it knowing it could be dyed again or painted at a future date. Catching sight of it again, I realised it was a good project to play with the That's Crafty! Pearl Inks which I had in the colours Navy and Sepia.

Two Wildflowers stamps were selected, using them to stamp repeatedly at the bottom edge of the book, before flipping over, selecting the second Wildflower stamp to stamp across the bottom edge of the rear of the book.

Then, with the PaperArtsy EEA05 stamps, on one side I stamped out the word, imagination and again, flipping over, to stamp imagine on the rear side.

With a white paint pen, I scribbled around the stamped letters, highlighting some areas and also using the paint pen to add dots of white to the stamped Wildflowers. and to create a doodled border.

With the Pearl Inks, I first reached for the Navy. dipping a bamboo dip pen into the ink to create a edge around the book, before blending with a slightly damp cloth. To this, I added the Sepia.

For the cover, a torn piece of eco dyed tag layered beneath a scrap of Rice Paper, stamped with the 13arts Script Stamp before applying Liquid Acrylic Wax.

Two words stamped from the ATCoin Sets, Explore, The, stamped onto watercolour paper, cut into word tiles and edged with black ink before layering to the cover.
Explore the imagination...imagine

Until next time,

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  1. Lynne , this tiny beautiful book, really takes me to the sea, with the beautiful tones of sky and sea and sand you have used . Also the white pen doodling highlighting the blue so lovely .
    So very wonderful dear friend. xxx

  2. Dorthe,
    Thank you always for your support xx

  3. This in inspirational Lynne. So beautifully made, with incredible attention to detail.

  4. Such a beautiful little book Lynne. Gorgeous details and really love the colours you chose for this.
    Fliss xx

  5. The navy and sepia are a perfect match for each other with this little gem and love the lettering and how you emphasized the lettering as well as the white pen doodling over the flower border. Beautiful in deed dear Lynne! xxx

  6. An absolute stunner! Lynne . So much to LOVE about this x


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