Tuesday, October 23, 2007

The New Workshop

Over the weekend I was teaching in Victoria and on Sunday, it was the new workshop, Caught in Canvas.
After teaching years of altered books, I picked up a canvas one day and turned it over and my brain, which is always looking for the fast effective way of doing things (!) screamed "here is a premade niche!!!!". So the book was created and very appropriately named by Monica, from the Quietfire Design Team.

For the workshop, we use a 6" square canvas, held together with leather straps using a split strap binding. Add a bit of paint, collage, 3D elements and hardware et voila!

Here is the outside of the book, opened. It stands up really nicely! And here is the inside front...

The niche doesn't show up well, but there is a Prayer Box hanging and a bottle filled with watch bits near the bottom. On the right, I used a stencil, put Duo Embellishing Adhesive on it, then used Varigated Leaf in blues and gold. I'm going to have to do more of that!


  1. Spectacular- wish I was closer for your workshops.

  2. Love this! Me too, wish I were closer! LOL

  3. I wish I went to your workshop Suzanne! The book is wonderful. Love Lizard's too.

  4. what an awesome and brilliant idea! and the book design ist so great. thank you for sharing, susanne!