Thursday, March 14, 2013

Edgar Allan Poe Grunge Board Book



This Mini Grunge Book is being featured in the March issue of the Art With No Boundaries Online Magazine. Creating this book was major fun for me from beginning to end because I got to recycle, re-purpose, re-invent, cut, sand,  tear up, collage stuff and get paint all over my fingers.

The foundation for this mini work of art was a Child's Board book and the main focal point is my Edgar Allan Poe Montage digital stamp design. This little book is a little bit different from my other books becasue it has a see through window on the front cover which shows Edgar on another page underneath.  Another thing I like about this book is that I got to use some of the new metal cogs elements, I purchased quite awhile ago and have been saving for something special. What could be more special than something a little grungy, dark and perhaps even slightly steampunk.



Although there are several pictures of this book in the magazine, I have included only a couple here with only a very small glimpse of the cogs and other elements that lie inside. To read more about how I created this book as well as what really lies inside I would like to invite you to go visit the latest issue of Art With No Boundaries magazine where you will find a more in-depth version of this project.  The magazine is free to read, and created as a resource for paper crafter, Collage, Assemblage and Mixed Media Artists.

You can also read past issues of the magazine through the Table of Contents on the main page. There is a lot of great content in all the issues so be sure to check them out. Just to give you a bit of an idea of what is in the current issue, I have added a mini version of the March Cover directly below. Although the cover is also in the post below, I included it here again because when I join challenges they like you to link to only the one post so some people miss the previous content.

Art With No Boundaries Online Magazine Ezin by Chris CS Designs



Edgar is participating in the following challenges:
Quoth the Raven ... Quest 19 Anything Poes
Three Muses ... Steampunk
Little Red Wagon ... # 176 ... Windowed

Gorgeous Clara Bow Handmade Fan Fold Book

Clara Bow Digital Stamp design by Chris / CS Designs 

Today is a happy day as the March issue of the Art With No Boundaries Ezine (Online Magazine) is finally on line. It was a bit late due to illness but it's up now and full of all kinds of wonderful projects and tutorials. The theme for the March issue is all about books and I am showing off alot of my own handmade ones as well as some of my wire and bejeweled bookmarks.

The Handmade Fan fold book in this post is being featured in the current issue of the Ezine and the main focal point on the front cover is my Sassy Clara Bow digital stamp design. Clara has been colored with Prismacolor pencils and blended with odorless turpentine using paper stumps. The pink pages inside the book are actually made from one long continuous strip which has been folded and glued to give the impression of individual pages.

Clara Bow Digital Stamp design by Chris CS Designs


For additional photos and more information about this book, and other cool projects, visit the Art With No Boundaries Ezine

The magazine is free to read, and created as a resource for paper crafter, Collage, Assemblage and Mixed Media Artists, and you can also find past issues of the magazine through the current table of contents.  In February the main feature was an in depth tutorial on chalk marbling and in January the main tutorial was backgrounds from oil pastels and wire embellishments. There is lots of great content in all the issues so be sure to check them out and just to give you a bit of an idea of what kind of things you will find in the magazine, I have added a mini version of the March issue directly below.

Art With No Boundaries Online Magazine Ezin by Chris CS Designs


I love finding new inspiration on the web and playing in challenges and
The Sassy and Vivacious Clara is participating in the following challenges
Divas by Design  ... Put on Some Pink ... My book is |Mostly All Pink
Creative Card Crew ... # 31 Ribbon ... Book Ties
No Matter What Challenges...  #7  Anything Goes