For the Boys
Wouldn't be great if
making gifts for the
boys was just a question
of changing the colour
Actually, I think we
would miss out on a lot
of the fun if we did that
although I did read
somewhere that the male
brain is wired differently
for colour. Really?
I'm not sure .........
Louise Thomson has
an interesting question .......
"Why do women get all
the notebooks?! Sure, I love a tiny
notebook probably as much as most
crafters but that's not to say that
there can't be masculine ones too.
My Dad always keeps a notebook
in the car to record his petrol
My brother has one that he records
places he's cycled, and yet
if you look in the shops, most
notebooks are floral and feminine,
or at best plain.
Time to address the situation!
I started with an alterable Kraft notebook,
fresco paint in Antarctic and some
Seth Apter stamps.
I gave the notebook a couple of coats
of paint and left it to dry.
I stamped one of the Seth Apter ESA05 set
in cobalt archival ink onto some tissue paper
and glued to the spine.
I used aquamarine archival ink
for the main image
I partially re inked the stamp and stamped
over the top in the darker blue.
Using a fine liner I highlighted a few
of the details.
I also added some inking around
the edge of the notebook.
To finish I added metal corners 'tarnished'
with a little permanent black ink,
coiled wire and a wooden kaisercraft key
gilded in silver alchemy wax and attached
with a little piece of wire."
Thank you Louise. I think
you have provided a good
solution to the dilemma of
why are little notebooks
often so pretty pretty
I try to keep a stock of
these little notebooks to
hand as I find they do
make nice little presents
and are quite fun to
decorate to suit the