I've finished my Indian journal and it is winging it's way to Anne of Nana Go Go fame, in bonnie Scotland as I type. She's going to give it to her sister who is going out to India to teach this summer.
The outer fabric was a remnant and the inner pink fabric was from an indian dress.
I used bridal rose petals from a florists to enhance this first page, the illustration came from a gujarati book.
I ripped the blue trim with pearl buttons from a second hand sari
An ornate napkin was used on this page together with a tea bag packet, and the trim came from a sari.
Here I've used a piece of handmade paper and an illustration from a book. I randomly stamped the paper with indian style stamps, paisleys etc.
All the pages were sprayed with acrylics and glimmer mists. The water lily image was printed onto fabric and made into a little collage with indian ribbon and a piece of lace.
Again handmade paper from Paperchase was used to trim these pages and provide a pocket for a postcard from the British Museum.
Here pieces of an indian book were cut out and sewn on, adorning the bigger image with green sparkly stickles. I had great fun making this journal and it won't be the last :)
All the pages can be viewed on my Flickr account - see side bar to the right.