Welcome to the next challenge for The Fashionable Stamping challenge. The lovely Silvia has challenged us to alter something. This challenge is superbly timed as the altered item I'm sharing is a book that I made on the recent 2 day workshop with the lovely and uber talented Lin Brown.
The book is a hardback book that I sanded and then stuck the embellishments to. The letters of the word 'life' are made from Grunge Paper and so are the two pieces of laurel leaves. The letters for the word 'my' are grunge board letters mounted onto squares of grunge board. Then I added some Ferro texture paint and dried it with a heat gun. The whole cover was then painted with black Fresco Finish paint and dried with a heat gun. The word 'artful' is made from Tim Holtz Game Pieces. They've been turned over so the red side is stuck to the book and then the flat side has been painted with Fresco Finish paint and then stamped using an alphabet stamp set.
Then Treasure Gold was used to age the cover, this stuff is absolutely gorgeous and is at the top of my wish list ! Some Ideaology was added to the letters and a Curio Knob to the cover.
Then we moved on to the inside of the book. Now this is a new thing for me, I've long admired the gorgeous work that Lin has been doing on her journal pages. I've used lots of Fresco Finish paints, stencils and stamps. I was also introduced to washi tape !
One of the techniques that Lin showed us was 'bumping' which is how the shadow is created on the flower. I need a little more practice at this as I got a little carried away with the amount of paint to use which is why the centre is a little squishy !
The beautiful piece in the little recess is a cold resin piece, which unfortunately due to me being held up in traffic, I didn't get to make so Lin very kindly made this for me.
This is an ongoing project and I have 2 other pages that have been started and I will share when I've finished them.
I'm also entering this project into the Simon Says Stamp and Show challenge which is Tape it Up (I've used Washi tape).
I hope you get chance to join us for this challenge and do make sure you check out the rest of the DT's fabulous projects.
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