Friday, 30 April 2010

Old Books?

Old craft books facinate me, they are something I collect. There's always something to try. This one is about paper sculpture and has a section on window display (Which is interesting to me as I was a window dresser back in the days when there were such things!) This takes a circle.. any size, I've used the Sizzix scallop die and a few different sized scallop punches. With a a few scored lines using a circle cutter and a bit of manipulation a 3D flower can be formed
This is the book......... small but interesting! Fancy that!......... there's an owl in there too!

16 comments:

jean said...

i like mr owl but those flowers are a little unsettling lol

LME said...

I agree they look like plastic :)

Scrap for Joy said...

I am totally amazed by your blog!
Joyce

June said...

great work, its so much fun trying out these old ways of crafting
hugs June xxx

cardesque said...

that owl is fabby - what a neat idea.

Jackie

penibear said...

Amazing! I'd love to hear what it said about window display, as I too used to be one, in fact, I'm hoping to soon be one again. Although we are now called Visual Merchandisers, lol.

craftytrog said...

How cool! Love the owls eyes! x

Paula said...

want that book! fab owl indeed.

Angelnorth said...

Fabulous! Love the updated look of the owl, I bet the originator would be gobsmacked by the range of patterned papers we have at our disposal these days!

Sid said...

Fab owl and eyes !!

sam21ski said...

OMG - WOW xxxxxxxxx

HannahBanana said...

I love those flowers, they would look fab on a 12x12. x

The Inky Minx said...

Super cool owlelprol

GlitteryKatie said...

I like the flowers they have potential I feel foe bookscrapping!!

Dawn said...

oh I love this I like how you have changed his eyes to the flowers you have made it your very own love the flowers too

Love Dawn xx

Anonymous said...

Wow! I have this book too! I am going up into the attic to get it now! Never thought I'd use it, but just kept it because it's so different.
Thank you for the refreshing way you've updated the designs - combining sizzix with paper sculpture, why didn't I think of it before. Now my imagination is fired up!