Sunday, 15 January 2012

Faux enamelling continued

Here are two journals I've just completed using Tim's faux enamelling technique from his Twelve Tags of Christmas 2011, day 6. I've used the Tim Holtz Bingo texture fade embossing folder and a Cheetah Print folder, from Sizzix. I've put water colour paper in one and cartridge paper in the other so that I can use them as sketch books. I'm now going to post them on Studio L3 Grungy Monday 32. Sponsored by Simon Says Stamp! My first on-line challenge!
After preparing the decorative centres of the books by following Tim Holtz's instructions on his Twelve Tags of Christmas Blog, I then cut two window mounts from mount board. For the Cheetah book, I collaged the window mount with patterned crepe paper. I used distress ink to create a more vintage look. The back cover is treated in the same way. For the Bingo book, I covered the window mount with something called 'Spackle', this is a type of dimensional paste, I then pressed a piece of hessian fabric onto the surface to create texture. Once dry, I painted it with a silver paint dabber and left it to dry again. I then rubbed Black distress ink over the surface.Finally, I embossed the whole surface with clear embossing powder. It makes it look quite metallic, I treated the backcover the same. I lined the inside of each book cover with patterned paper before constructing the books.

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