Petite Parfum Potion Book
by Sue Smyth
Today I am sharing a special little project, that I just love.
It is a mini book featuring The Butterfly Garden Collection
I took my cue from one of the labels in the set
which I gather means flower perfume, so I made this little
book. I imagined another time when a well to do
young lady would make notes in this book of her
favourite flowers or perfumes.
I have cut 2 chipboard covers measuring 9 x 7cm and
covered them with patterned paper and lace
For the book cut 8 panels measuring 14 x 9cm and score
and fold at 7 cm.
Adhere all folded panels together back to back,
ink edges and adhere ribbon
over to top panel and bottom panel
before gluing the covers over
Fill a small glass vial with seed beads and swipe
cork and glass with gesso for a shabby look.
Trim blue flowers from the ribbon they are
Use a heat gun to melt a little, this
will straighten the petals and make them
flatter and easier to work with.
Refer to my next post to find out
how to create a tinsy butterfly like mine.
Trim an element from lace and
adhere to bottom of oval frame.
Add a gemstone to the centre as
Dont forget to add the hardware handle,
which I have swiped with a little gesso.
Trim an element from the silver trim
dry brush with gesso and drop
a small amount of gel glue
to the centre, add a clear or pearl glass bead.
Wrap fibres around frame and decorate with more flowers
and a trimmed Parfum Camia
panel altered to form a scroll. Also
fussy cut the perfume bottle and tuck
beside the vial.
I hope you have a go at making this, it was such fun
and so small it will not take up lots of room
in your craft space.
It also makes a beautiful gift
Megs Garden Materials