This is my first attempt at making a journal, which is a Christmas gift for my daughter-in-law, who loves bears. I am making the journal into a calendar, with address book.
For the front of the journal I took an old black marker and filled with staz-on reinker and went around the edges of the book cover (in about 3/4".
I took white card stock and drew up my own double window, and used black detailing pen for the wood grains. Then I took basic black marker and edged the windows. I used black brads for the window pulls. Cut it out and each pane, then took some designer paper and did a window seat for the bears to sit on. I used window sheet behind the window, then took some fireworks designer paper and placed behind the window sheet. I attached to the front cover. I then took my bear (which was purchased from Stamp-hide-away, and water colored with aquapainter, using creamy caramel. I used gun metal stickles for the eye and noses of each bear. Copper stickles for the paw highlights. I used some of my wide lace for the curtain, took to the edge of the window and then wrapped on the inside of cover, and taped down, and the first sheet of the journal is also taped to the inside cover for protection of the curtain. I used fine blue ribbon for the tie back.
I hope you like my bear window display,
and Merry Christmas.
Date: Monday, December 1, 2008 GMT Views: 850
Oh my gosh Pat, this is simply stupendous!! All the detail makes this a very unique piece of art which is so very realistic. I believe your DIL will be bowled over by it. I truely admire all the work and thought you've put into it. You and yours have a Happy too.......
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Sat, Mar 14, 2009 @ 3:02 PM
What a talent you have! This is a great work and drawing your own window is something I wish I could do. This is the cutest thing ever with that little bear looking at the fireworks outside . And, the lace is just such a clever idea. I'm sure your DIL loved it. I think it is amazing!
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