Happy World Book Day Guys!
Today I have two things to share with you a collaboration with Viking Office Supplies (GIFTED, PAID, AD) and my favourite childhood book. Thank you, Viking, for inspiring me to create such wonderful book inspired art and it’s something I think I’m going to play around with.
This year for World Book Day Viking wanted to celebrate the love we have for books and how they can be re-purposed as a craft material. Honestly, guys give it a try you’ll be just as amazed as I was. Go on you can do it; I believe in you rip that page out and make something pretty (If you do tag me, I want to see). To help get the creative juices flowing they included
· Book Art (Book) by Clare Youngs
· Book pages
· Coloured card
· Alphabet letter stamp set and inks
· Picture frame
· Shape punches (I think that’s what they’re called)
· Blank sharpie
· One extra thing I found I used a lot was a cutting knife but I already had one for Pumpkin Carving
If you’ve come over from Instagram you know I was sick and uploaded a video how amazed I was that I had created an apple from the book. For anyone interested the apple didn’t make it I couldn’t fan it out nicely and possibly made a slight Frankenstein’s monster looking apple before I stepped way. Well, it turns out I went a little over the top creatively and it turns out books are a beautiful material to work with here’s a link to my Instagram to see what else I created in more detail. Let me know if you would like a step by step creation post in the future.
While flicking through “Book Art” I saw the wonderful Lion and I instantly thought of “The Butterfly Lion” by Michael Morpurgo. “The Butterfly Lion” is one of my favourite books when I was younger and the only one, I still have. I have a very well-loved signed copy from when I got the chance to meet Michael back in 2003/4 (I think). Also, it’s a little sad but I reread the “The Butterfly Lion” at least once a year.
Synopsis below taken from Michael Morpurgo website
Bertie rescues an orphaned white lion cub from the African veld. They are inseparable until Bertie is sent to boarding school far away in England and the lion is sold to a circus. Bertie swears that one day they will see one another again, but it is the butterfly lion which ensures that their friendship will never be forgotten.
What is your favourite childhood book?