Hello Helmar readers,
Today I am going to write about outside inspiration. This post though it has a project made from Helmar is not my personal original idea. I found this idea on Pinterest, the link was a general link to a photo blog (not to an exact post) I spent hours trying to find this original artist because I found their work so intriguing. Alas... nothing was found and my life and family demanded me to return from cyberspace.
This book page rose is called "altered book art" it is a simple form of the art and if you ever want to see very extremely detailed pieces just Google the quote above and look at the images. With all this said this has been a very popular piece at in my window display I design for a local book store.
It was all created with a little distressing ink, one hard back book, Helmar 450 Quick Dry and Liquid Scrap Dots.
I took about ten pages out of the center of the book to make the rose petals from. I tore the petals for the rose out and distressed them long with the edges of the rest of the pages in the book. I used Helmar 450 to wrap each petal around one another creating the heart of the rose I used Helmar 450 Quick Dry to adhere the rose to the center of the book. Adding a few more petals around this base and tearing a few more out of the pages around the rose.
Once the rose was done and the extra petals were distressed to match the rose, I took Helmar's Liquid Scrap Dots and "Fluffed" the rose and supported most of the petals with a drop of Helmar's Liquid Scrap Dots. Let it dry (with the book as open as it can be left unattended) over night. Put it on a simple easel and here you go. I have made a few since then with other types of floral and I will be posting them on my blog as soon as I get photos taken.
Thank you all for reading and I hope you enjoyed this little post about this project I couldn't get out of my mind. Hats off to the person out there who thought of doing this with a book. You inspired me, whoever you are!
Helmar Design Team Member