Sin City Stamps: Butterfly Chipboard Book, Gears Die Cuts, Gears 3 Die Cuts, Animal Print Stencil
Love of Butterflies, Art Journaling with Terri Sproul 2,
Paper flowers and embellishments (Recollections, Prima)
Metal gears (Tim Holtz)
Ink Sprays: Seven Seas, Chocolate Covered Cherries (Tattered Angels); Cut Grass, Funky Fuchsia (Dylusions)
Ink Pads: Encore Gold Metallic, Versafine Smokey Gray, Vintage Photo distress,
Metallic Creams: German Silver (Baroque Art); Olive, Gold, Copper, Black (Craf-T Products)
Glue n Seal (Ranger)
Hard Molding Paste (Golden)
White Gesso (Ranger)
First of all, I want to show you the quality of these laser cut wood book covers. These are the most sturdy substrates, and you will be able to embellish these with heavy-duty embellishments without losing stability.
animal print stencil and let dry.
Blend colors a bit with a damp paintbrush and dab off more with a paper towel.
Apply metallic creams to the die cut gears, flowers, and metal embellishments (gold), clock hands (green metallic), stenciled areas (black and gold metallic) and add some gold metallic around the edges.
Inside Front Cover:
Stamp large butterfly onto die cut butterfly book page with grey ink.
Stamp small swirl design around the edge of the paper with Encore gold metallic ink. Adhere to inside front cover.
Adhere ribbon, lace, die cut gears, paper flowers, leaves, and metal embellishments to cover with Glue n Seal. Let dry. Trim excess lace and ribbon.
Inside Back Cover:
Paint inside back cover with white gesso while adhering die cut gears. Allow to dry.
Spray cover with ink sprays, dabbing some of the colors off, and re-spraying until you like it. Blend colors a bit with a damp paintbrush and dab off more with a paper towel. Apply metallic creams to the die cut gears.
Add a few metal gears and clock face with brad over die cuts, as shown.
Here you can see the back (left) and the front (right) side by side. There are several die cut pages inserted in the middle to be decorated as you choose.
I hope you enjoyed my project this week, and that you will hop on over to the Sin City Stamps store to see all of their new and wonderful products. They have so many items to go along with your stamping needs and you will fall in love, as I have, with them. Also, check out the coupon page for their whopping 40% off everything in the store sale, through December 22nd. And there is also a design team call going on right now. You can get all the details here.
Have a wonderful weekend, a very Merry Christmas, and a Happy New Year too!