Sunday, July 13, 2014

Crafty Kit Altered Book BY Mary

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      Good morning and what a beautiful morning it is! Mary here and I am so excited to be using the Crafty Kit. As a Design Team member for Pinque Peacock we are so lucky to receive wonderful goodies from Jess to work with and to inspire you (as well as ourselves,lol). Let's get started....

     This is what I received in the sample pack. There are plenty of goodies to work with from the basics to beautiful embellishments. What I love about these kits is that you have plenty of supplies for multiple projects. I had used some on my hop project, of course of this project and have a lot more left for future projects. Let's get started.

     First I started by painting the mache book. I used Beetle Black acrylic paint by Martha Stewart for the front, back and binding. The "pages" were done with Silver since I wanted to use silver foil for the special touches on the book. Then I used Beacons Liquid Laminate to add pink and purple tissue paper as well as the printed paper from the kit. I know a lot of people use Mod Podge but my favorite is the liquid laminate. It not only acts as a glue but seals everything in so if you decide to stamp, emboss etc your surface is ready to go. I also used it to add the ribbon before I added the top paper to make sure it was glued in. The paper does seem to ripple when wet but be patient, unless you have huge bubbles it does seem to level out when drying. Just go slow and add the laminate, lay your paper and laminate top as you go. This dries really quick!

     Next up: rub ons! These go on so easy and add that wonderful bound look to your book. These foil rub ons appear to be some what reflective and add a touch of elegance. Great for vintage looks as well.

     See what I mean? I used the corners to tie in with the binding and wanted this to look like a cover on the book. I love how the tissue gives a feel of leather. At first I wasn't sure how it would be with the black paint but I love how it came out. Even the purple tissue on the bottom shows up. One other note about the laminate it really shows a brighter look to your papers. The Cover paper I used I had distressed a bit first and added Antique Linen distress ink to the edges for a more worn look. Just like your favorite book!

      I usually add dimension to my projects but for this one I wanted it to look like an old book sitting in the library. I love the foil rub ons and definitely have to get more. HERE is where you can purchase these.
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