I had the good fortune to take a class with Lesley Riley http://lesleyriley.typepad.com/ this weekend, where she taught her Lutradur Mini Book. We used this durable material to make a charming book and incorporated a number of techniques, including ink jet transfer and even melting with the Creative Textile Tool. What fun! I used some goodies from the store's ephemera packs http://thepaperfleamarket.com/paper-ephemera-pack.html to embellish some of my pages. Below are images of my finished book.
We melted the page on the right with a heat gun.
We used embossing powder on the right-hand page ... gorgeous!
We used Transfer Artist Paper (www.transferartist.com) to iron-on the background image on the right-hand page.
On the right page we melted the flowers, cut out the leaf shapes and created the scalloped edging with the Creative Textile Tool.
Hello! I'm Trina and this is the blog for The Paper Flea Market (which is becoming Jubilee Flea next month!) My online store and studio specializes in paper + fun old stuff. In addition to being a shopkeeper, I'm an artist and paper enthusiast. I adore paper and old things and see potential in everything. My artwork includes greeting cards, art journals, mixed media pieces and clever handmade home decor, and has been published in "Country Living", "Somerset Life", "Art Journaling" and "Greencraft" magazines. My cards were included in the book "1000 Handmade Greetings" and can currently be found at specialty boutiques across the country. I also sell my work at pop-up boutiques and flea markets. Please contact me for show dates and locations and for wholesale card orders at email@example.com