One sheet of paper

I took inspiration from Autumn for this water-themed mini book. It’s amazing how easily you can transform a simple sheet of copy paper into a little book. I chose water as my theme and used a Gelli Arts gel plate, some inks and paints and some textural elements to create a double-sided patterned paper. Then I cut the paper into four parts, folded and bound them together adding a Grafix Dura-lar painting as my cover page.

The mini book was ready in one sitting lasting a little over 30 minutes. I then added lots of mixed media details, sketched, wrote, stamped and colored in this mini book over the course of two days.

I love how simple this project is and how you can transform it into whatever you want.

What do you think of my little themed book? Is it something you see yourself making? Happy to answer any specific questions you may have and I hope you have a wonderfully creative day!

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Published by mansimakes

Hi there, I am Mansi, a self-taught artist based in Silicon Valley. I was a full-time communications professional for two decades, with a desk job and a six-figure salary until I decided to become a mom. Motherhood, as many will attest, can be extremely exhausting, especially in those first years. Art became my quiet place. It restored my sense of self. It gave me renewed energy. It helped me become a better mom. I was led down the path of creation by instinct and “discovered“ in early 2019 by a fellow kindred spirit at one of my art pop-ups who asked me to join her entrepreneurial venture. While I immersed myself full time in the role of CFO and co-founder of this women-led venture supporting local women makers, I missed experimenting with mixed-media. So, in 2021, I've decided to focus my energies full time in finessing my craft, producing more online tutorials and offering in-person art workshops for both adults and children. Thank you for joining me on this adventure as I experiment, learn and continue creating custom pieces of joy.

One thought on “One sheet of paper

  1. This is so beautiful and the theme and colors are perfect. I live at the beach and though I hate the ocean and sand this book speaks to me.

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