Tuesday, 1 January 2008

Got Even More Board!

Hello and Happy New Year to you all!



I have taken some time out over this busy time of year and managed to get a few crafty projects completed.

Here is another altered Board Book. It is larger than the others that I have done and because the printed pages lifted off really well, I have used the lovely chipboard surface to add paints, inks and papers.







For this book I wanted an old "grungey" look, so I used papers and elements from my K & Co Maison ScrapPad. I love the vintagey old look of these papers and the colours are perfect to match into the paints that I have used.




Firstly, after I had removed the printed pages from the board book, I used a paintbrush to apply some Adirondack Dabbers and Crackle Paints to each page. This was a slow process as I had to do two pages at a time so they dried properly.




Once I had the paints dried, I went over the crackled parts with a gold "colourwash" that I made using Gold Dabber mixed with water. I used a paintbrush for this and also my finger, to smudge it in properly.

When the pages were ready to be decorated, I chose some of the patterned papers from the Maison pad and gathered the elements and embellishments I wanted to use. One of the pages was actually a magazine page from years ago, that I scrunched up and rubbed over with Old Paper Distress ink and then a bit of Walnut Stain ink too. Once I had the desired "aged" look, I stuck this to a page and then added some embellishments.




As I was sticking the papers to the pages, I was edging them all with Walnut Stain Distress Ink. This tied the colour theme in nicely.

I then chose the stamps I wanted to use and used either a Sepia Versafine pad or my Walnut Stain pad to stamp the images. The choice of pad depended on the density of the colour of the papers.

I used a selection of stamps by Catslife Press, PaperArtsy and Tim Holtz Collection from Stampers Anonymous.





Once the stamping was completed, I added the elements using either 3D foam or Glossy Accents to stick them to the pages.





I used a paper distresser to rough up the edges of the book and then bent the spine back on itself so the paint flaked a bit and made it look even older.



I am really chuffed with the final look of this book, I only wish I had taken a picture of the book before...it was about a Piggy Wiggy opening his presents! It is far from that now!

Thanks for looking

Hels x

5 comments:

Anonymous said...

its beautiful and I love it, Stunning work Hels, love Andrea xx

Angie C said...

Totally amazing!!!!

shazzapat said...

it is fabulous Hles, love every page
x

Hels said...

Thanks everyone! :O))

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