Saturday, April 12, 2014

By the Sea Book Box

I have been dying to make one of the new smaller Tim Holtz Configuration books since they came out, so when Leslie at Alpha Stamps asked me to create one, I jumped at the chance.  

Here is a rather juicy list of supplies from Alpha Stamps.   

For the theme I decided to go with By the Sea by Graphic 45.  I had so many trinkets to fit this theme, which lead me to my choice.

My favorite things about this substrate is that you can combine collage, bookmaking and assemblage all in one.

Inside I used sand mixed with matte medium to create a sandy scape.  In order to add a bit of flash and sparkle I also added some mica flakes when it was still wet.

The inside cover is collaged with lots of goodies. I used my Xyron to ensure that each bit is covered in adhesive.

I love the beads I just happend to find right before making this, I thougth they looked like little sea urchins.

I also used a few weird treasures that have been in my stash for ages, like that rubber seagull.  He is pretty beat up and I have no idea where he came from, probably a box of junk from my dad.

Here is a close up inside another box.  Lots of layers for interest gives the eyes places to wander!




  1. You have been very busy making lovely things.

  2. Wow! Beautiful assemblage, truly inspiring. Thank you for sharing.

  3. Love this! So much to look at.

  4. Great work Reah....Hope it gets warm enough to go to a real beach...If not we have your wonderful creation to revisit and dream......

  5. Love your book/box. I really like the idea of this many techniques combined in one project. You did a great job with this and I can't wait to make one of my own. tfs

  6. This is wonderful! I want to make it right now please.

  7. Thanks for sharing this. I need to check out the configurations book.


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