Monday, March 23, 2009

inspiration monday


i have moved several times in the past few years, and most of my finished projects have ended up in small boxes for safe keeping.  yesterday, i opened one of these boxes and found sweet inspiration inside...a prayer journal that i made several years ago!  the covers are made of thin sheets of brass metal (to protect the precious prayers inside!), and the spine is a piece of brown leather.  the signatures inside have been sewn using a long-stitch method, and iridescent seed beads were added on the outside of the spine.  the title "Stop, Drop & Pray" is the result of taking my original hand lettering and etching it into the metal...a fun process, but you definitely need a special place to do it and a good pair of rubber gloves!  you can click on the photo for a larger view...and see more photos of this book here.

8 comments:

julie king said...

oh the details you've added to this journal are just amazing! i bet it was a sweet surprise to open the box and find it all tucked away.

are you having gorgeous weather? beautiful here today!!! take care!

Jenn said...

Brass!!?! How cool is that Lori!!
you constantly amaze me:) Just lovely.

Here's to a happy week!!
xox...jenn

Julie Bagamary said...

Very cool!

Martha Lever said...

Oh wow, what a fabulous book Lori! I want to see it in person. Will you bring it Wednesday? See ya oxox

PrairiePeasant said...

This is gorgeous! I can't even imagine how you did the etching. Lovely with the beads on the spine!

Tess said...

I absolutely love this book. It is my altime favorite of yours now. I love that you've incorporated so many different elments, metal, leather, beads. It's gorgeous. What a wonderful surprise.

Heather said...

this is very beautiful, what a treasure!

shiborigirl said...

I LOVE the idea of brass covers! You can do so much with that. Have you ever tried embossing copper and using that as a cover? The possibilities are endless, aren't they?

Hugs,

Kate

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