Thursday, August 25, 2011

Jane Austen Concertina Book

I have another concertina book to share! This one was so much fun to create and is basically one long piece of folded Glimmer Misted watercolor paper with the individual panels just a bit larger than ATC size. It is made using stamps from the Jane Austen set from Oxford Impressions.

This is the book untied and first opened:

And here it is all opened up:

The individual panels include a piece of textured paper created by adhering text to cardstock, a gesso wash to mute the text, Cuttlebug embossing, and then green metallic rub-ons to bring out the pattern. Then I stamped the various characters, cut them out and added color in spots with pencils. The real fun was in combining them and choosing Pride and Prejudice quotes for each.

This one had to be Jane and Mr. Bingley:

I chose a line about Kitty for this one:

And I liked this line about poor Mary:

And this just MUST be Lizzy and Darcy - I loved how he's looking down his nose at her!

I had so much fun making this book and re-reading Pride and Prejudice - do you have a favorite Jane Austen novel?


Anonymous said...

Oh My Goodness!!!
Penny this is remarkable. Suzanne will be thrilled at your creation.
I adore the use of the book text to enhance the story.
Lynne x

Paula Jane Atkinson said...

This is really gorgeous, Penny.
Right up my sister's street.
I've had a break from crafting for a while as things were busy at work & my printer had broken so I couldn't sort out my quotes or anything!! Back in action now!

Gerri Herbst said...

Gorgeous gorgeous...
Love how the stamped images are over the embossed paper. Such a pretty piece. The quotes are fab too. Just adore this, gerri

Shar said...

Wow! So gorgeous! A truly beautiful project!

JeanFB said...

This is exquisite! I love the beautiful backgrounds, and how you've illustrated the story with the stamped images. I must re-read Pride and Prejudice soon... just finished re-reading Sense and Sensibility not too long ago (love the modern movie version, too!).

Elaine A said...

Penny -

This is amazing! What a beautiful job you've done with it. As for my favorite Jane Austen book, well I really love them all. But Pride and Prejudice, as well as Persuasion are two I really enjoy, oh and Emma, oh .. well you see, I love them all - LOL!

Elaine Allen

Lucy Edmondson said...

This is fabulous! I love the way you have put it together into a concertina book. It works so well. Love the chosen quotes,

Lucy x