Saturday, 18 January 2014

Pink Diary


After seeing the sketch book cover from Elaine Wainwright on the PA blog,view here I decided to cover my A5 diary I received at Christmas and didn't really like. This was another first for me and wasn't too sure where to start.

It was a shinny cover so decided to use copy paper and a mix of red & pink Fresco's to make a paper base large enough.

I then took a deep breath and a lot of glue to cover the book using both sheets.

I then started building all my layers with spray paint, stencils and stamps. (forgot to take a photo of this stage). I wanted the main image to stand out so I made a rough square using Nougat and stamped the image over the top.

 I needed to blend some of the nougat paint back into the design, some went over with more pink and stamps. Finished by adding colour to the main image and some embellishments,  Kinda wish I had used less black ink but happy with the results.

To protect the edges one the spine of the book I threaded ribbon down and tied in a bow

Thanking for looking and please leave a nice comments.


Wednesday, 1 January 2014

Lilac Cluster Heart

Hello Happy New Year to you all. 

Didn't think I would be doing this to day with a sore head from last night!!! 

Part 3 to Paperarsty's Christmas Crackers (Click Here) and I love this style but was never sure how to proceed so when Leandra showed us the basics I couldn't wait to have a go and guess what my sore head has gone the miracle of crafting eh. 

First I just scatted out some of the things I thought I could use.

Then put a rough layout together.

I didn't want to copy Leandra's project but I was struggling on the colour pallet as I need to use opaque paints. So I ended up doing just that!!

I painted my heart and added Grunge Paste through a text stencil.

Then using a mix of acrylic and strong water based glues I starting securing the embellishments. (at this point I ended up melting my flower with the glue gun duh!)

Now the scary part, painting over everything!! Choose Sky Blue for the base colour.

And then just kept building with more colours until I was happy.

Finished with a mix of Silver & Gold Treasure gold and threaded purple satin ribbon for hanging. I have taken the photo's after dark so tried a few different photos to show to the results.

I loved doing this and learnt quite a lot as well, so I am going to work and try and improve my technic. 

I hope you like it and leave a nice comment. 

Thanks Jules