Saturday, September 19, 2009

Lizard Duo

Mal asked me to make a bookmark for his new book, The Lost Symbol by Dan Brown. Now bear in mind, he reads gardening magazines, and newspapers, but doesn't often get his head in a book! I really didn't know what to make as I have no idea what the book is about, so I made a simple bookmark using my favourite symbol(!) the lizard. I used some chipboard offcuts, and distress inked the background with Old Paper and a little bit of yellow. Then I stamped with Old paer the dots background. I then used some Radiant Pearls to ink up the lizard (American Art Stamp), and did the same with Dare to Dream ( Stampington) . When I coloured the background with brown shades of RP's it dripped onto my craft mat, and inadvertantly landed on the front. A Happy mistake! The Radiant Pearls are full of Mica , and I have had the bottles for at least 8 years, and they are open with no lids, and still work perfectly! How is that for a product!! I absolutely love these paints, but haven't used them for years.. I am not sure the scans do the mica shine justice.

The 2nd bookmark is more of a tribute to Kat Runge, a wonderful larger than life, person extraordinaire, who sadly passed away this week.  I met Kat while I was the UK distributor for Radiant Pearls, and so it was with very fond memories that I drew into my past to use all of these products including the stamps. I used radiant pearls to ink the Violet (Graphistamp) on top of the Radiant Pearl background,  and stamped one of Tim Holtz's stamps in the middle. I embossed the flower stamp after inking it with clear (one of the great attributes of Radiant Pearls was that you could emboss it. The little lizard was covered in red and silver foil using Duo Glue.

Art is a great carthasis, and in making this piece, I remember Kat with a smile in my heart, and with very fond memories.


Katharine said...

Love them both, Let us know which one he chooses? I bet the first one. Let us know how he enjoys the book too.

Jennifer said...

That book is on my wish list and your bookmarks are absolutely stunning.
Enjoy your weekend.
Jen x

Linda Elbourne said...

Beautiful work Jennie and I am sure wherever Kat is she was smiling with you X

Lynne in NI said...

Both gorgeous bookmarks - I love your foiled lizard!
And you've just reminded me that I'd intended to buy that book today and totally forgot!

Anonymous said...

They are both fabulous jennie, love the lizards! xx

Wanda H said...

Wonderful bookmarks!!

Hels said...

Gorgeous bookmarks and such a lovely way to remember your friend...the book is on my wishlist too...waiting for paperback tho cos they are easier to read in bed LOL