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Topic: Botanical/Herbal journal WIP.  (Read 580 times)
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« on: November 02, 2017 04:10:21 AM »

Nowhere near finished but here is a look at a journal I started last sunday.
The cover is cream heavy cardstock ivory A4  from Staples office supply , free fruits: apple and apricot, vintage printable from GraphicsFairy.
The shine is Iridescent shimmer medium bottle by Winsor & Newton diluted with a little water. Added a bit of a wash of very diluted cadmium red pale hue Cotman/Winsor & Newton watercolor to make the yellow fruit more vivid in color and shiny.
Pages are copy paper stained/dyed with herbal infusions alder leaf, alder cones, birch leaves from my trees in my garden. Chamomile and rooibos herbal teabags from kitchen. The beaded paperclips and beaded leaf see crosspost at jewelry/trinkets board posted today.  Front cover willow handle is from a small dried piece of a willow branch from my tree as is the birch tree branch attached with washi tape.
See second picture for a better look at herbal papers. The small lilac stain is from some rosehip tea that
dripped. Not seen on pictures but inside is some small A6 size papers stained with rosehip tea turns lilac.
I am drying some birch and alder leaves in a book to add as botanical samples later on when they are well dried. Inside is a small packet of alder seeds sealed in baking paper. Cut 2 rounds, seeds in middle, glued.
Used some leaf stamps inside, some rosegold paperclips that give a softer look, folded some tiny envelopes...
I still have to go look up some botanical quotes online........
Trying to find seam binding online that ships to EU....

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« Reply #1 on: November 09, 2017 08:48:16 AM »

Can't wait to see the finished piece.

What about pounding leaves and petals to get the stain and imprint too?

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