I've been shamed by Heloise into getting my bottom into gear and making something with my collage paper, instead of "filing" it! It's a funny old blogging world - I make some paper, someone else is inspired and makes a book, I am then inspired by that someone else being inspired by me and so I make a book...
A little book, with ripped paper pages.
I wanted to try and stitch onto the collage paper but wasn't sure how to go about it so I had to have a bit of a think (hence the delay, honest guv').
In the end I "bondawebbed" some lightweight cotton to the back of the decorated paper (and used greaseproof paper to protect the ironing board from the melty waxy crayons - which didn't melt too much). I then painted it with acrylic wax to seal, then stuck on some Handel flute music that Mr Gonecycling said I was welcome to cut up because it was too hard to play, then acrylic waxed this too. Then I stitched down some strips of silk and added some handstitches - and used my new wheeze - I stitch the paper by machine, using a long stitch length and no thread, then handstitch into the holes. Clever, huh? Then the stitches are exactly the same size, and I don't have to try and shove a needle through thick paper and bondaweb and cotton.
I also made a set of cards
Actually, I made these before the book.
All are in the shop now.