Sunday, 2 June 2013

Darcy inspired "wallpaper"

The lovely Darcy wowed us all at Paperartsy last week with a simply stunning - no other word for it - project where she decorated a wooden house and made it into a house of books.. With the WOYWW crop I knew there would be no way I could do anything so elaborate in the time but I took the idea for the wallpaper/books and made a cover for a Moleskine journal. (and thanks to Kirsten for giving me the idea for this use of the paper!

 this is the end result - I have some step by step pictures but do check out Darcy's posts for Paperartsy (and the video) for full details, as it is all her idea.
 Rather than colours of Fresco paints I scribbled the names of Liverpool players and managers - all legends!

I was working in a tiny space....

Thanks SO much Darcy for this fabulous week of projects, I have loved every one and am so glad I got this last minute chance to play again!!


Now, got to clean up some paint....

19 comments:

Julie Ann Lee said...

Lovely cover! Well done for doing this when you had the crop as well. xxx

Darcy said...

Wow looks great, did you have fun? I love making layered backing paper there is just something about all that inky messiness that draws me in.

Love your end piece, works brilliantly as a book cover, did writing the names help get past the ' omg big sheet of paper fear' ? People worry about messing up journals, this is a great way to get started.

Thanks for joining in. X

sam21ski said...

Oooh love your wallpaper, it looks fab, might have to have a go, but then again, I have no journal to cover - lol

Good job you did take yours with you - lol

Sam xxx

Jacqui Chimes said...

LOvely colours and patterns

jojo79 said...

Looks great as a journal cover. May have to give this a go.

Jo
x

Lori said...

Fab work on these pages Helen! Love the colors!

CraftygasheadZo said...

Oh I love the idea of the Liverpool players and managers! I must do that with Rovers. Fab cover and it was lovely to see you again. 3 times in less than a year. Hopefully not too long till the next hey. Take care Zo xx

Lin said...

this is lovely Helen..love the football legends lol..nice touch..colours are great!!!

Gabrielle said...

Ooh! That is terrific! Clever you!

Krisha said...

What a lovely piece of art!! So much fun to get all inky and then make something so wonderful from it.

isisimaginings.com said...

It looks great, love the colours.

butterfly said...

What a stunning book cover, Helen - it's so funky and full of life and movement - wow!
Alison x

Fandhmum said...

What a brilliant idea,
Rosie x

Frea Konings said...

Very pretty, love the result, and this looks like it's been loads of fun. Hugs Frea

Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

I thought I left a comment earlier, but apparently not. I saw Darcy's paper, and yours is just as lovely. Very nicely done.

Carmen said...

Jaw is on my desk at Darcy's house. You're covered Moleskine is a gorgeous tribute Helen. I love your twist on it - the Liverpool players made me smile!

Brenda Brown said...

A fantastic cover for your moleskin journal Helen. Sounds like you ha a fabulous crop.
Have a good week.
hugs {brenda} x0x

Sue said...

This is brilliant Helen, I love all those colours, not so sure about the Liverpool players though lol xx

Kezzy said...

WOW WOW WOW love the paper you have made for the cover, absolutely amazing and the colours are awesome. Kezzy :-) xxx