by Sue Smyth
Today I am sharing another of my CHA projects.
I love an altered book, they can be so much fun to make
and are a great decorator statement.
You can also make them useful by
altering inside to form a journal.
Or like I do sometimes I cut all of
the pages out and turn the inside
into a box. So I can then store things in it.
I have altered the flowers, but wicking
you simply need to wet the paper
flower first before dipping into
spray of your choice, this way the
ink seeps up the petals for a softer look.
Or Magnolia Lane paper flowers are perfect for this.
Then I like to spray them with adhesive and sprinkle
with white glitter...
I have trimmed out the Magnolia Grandiflora panel
and adhered it to scrap cardstock for stability.
Then cover with Dimensional magic for
shine and strength, and sprinkle the smallest
amount of white glitter over top for a faint sparkle.
I have used the gorgeous tassel die, I love this one most I think.
Cut the die from scrap cardstock or even old cereal boxes. Did you
know our dies will cut light weight chipboard?
Then, I have double embossed with gold embossing powder for
a rich full look.
Here I have die cut the leaves form green cardstock
and then dry brushed with white gesso.
Then rub over gold paint for a neat gilded look.
Inside the book I have, glued all of the pages
together by painting the edges of the pages
with gel medium. Then paint over
gold paint to hide the gel medium.
I have left the front pages as is, to decorate
with Magnolia lane papers
Here you can see the tassel die in action again
this time I have die cut them in white cardstock.
I have covered them with Dimensional magic and
dipped into white glitter for a classic look.
The leaves this time I have blended a
little Victorian Velvet ink over the ends
for a burnished look.
The Finished book!
Oh how to do the cover, well that is a whole nother post, coming
Happy Crafting !