Monday, 21 April 2014

HDH Macabre Monday # 187 Working In The Lab Late One Night

Today's new challenge theme is
"Working in the lab, late one night".
Basically, we'd like to see your interpretation of a
mad scientist's lab, his creations, experiments, rats, beakers, etc..
Or maybe even your own experimentation. Be creative!

For my project I decided to create a book from scratch with the theme being Frankenstein's monster which was created in the lab late one night by Baron Victor Frankenstein.  So here is what I came up with.
 Once the book was constructed the front and back covers were created by embossing some 300gsm black cardstock ( this weight needed for all the paint techniques that will be applied ) and then treated with lots of DecoArt paint using techniques learnt in Andy Skinners Timeworn Techniques online class.
                                                       INSIDE FRONT COVER.
The same treatment as the front and back covers was also added to part of the inside front cover. Images were collected and manipulated in photoshop for the correct dimensions for the book. Printed and then hanbound to the front and back covers. with a few blank pages to make extra notes.

                                                          HAND BOUND PAGES.

For the back cover a nich was created to hold a mixed media board. Created using more DecoArt paints for the background base. Then an image transfer applied which was created in photoshop. The whole board was the sealed with DecoArt triple thick gloss glaze which is self levelling to protect the board.                                                     

                                            CLOSE UP OF MIXED MEDIA BOARD.

An enjoyable project as I love making books from scratch. Hope you will join us over at Haunted Design House for another great challenge theme. Thanks for taking the time to stop by and read.
Hugs Fiona.


  1. Gorgeous execution, Fi! It really looks like an antique. Fabulous work and I love the little giggle at the end. xxD

  2. I love your book, it's so very beautiful, love the images you used too

  3. Fabulous book you created for Frankie! =)
    Hugs, Elenor