Saturday, July 22, 2017

Book Of Wisdom.

Good Morning and welcome to the weekend. It's Sue here with my second visit of the month, and I'm sharing my Book of Wisdom.

I've made my book cover using one of my favourite techniques, which I've sadly neglected for a while.

I started with a plain chippie notebook, and covered a piece of card slightly larger than the book with some sticky aluminium (NOT aluminum - this is just wrong :-)) tape. Then I ran it through an embossing folder and cut to size.

This was then painted with black Deco Art Media acrylic and sanded back.

A coat of quin gold was added to give a rust effect. Once finished I attached it to the book with a strong double sided sticky sheet.

Now my favourite part. I chose my favourite colours of UTEE and made a pretty pattern on my craft mat.

Then heated it up until I had pools of molten loveliness. DO NOT stick your finger into this it will make you say baaaad words!

Make sure that your stamp is inked up and ready to go as the UTEE cools quite quickly.  I stamped my wonderful new Steampunk Heart stamp and pressed down firmly.

Love it! Once it had thoroughly cooled I carefully peeled it off my heat mat and attached it to my book with strong red line tape.

I rusted up some washers for the corners...

and then chose a word from my favourite Miscellaneous Words set.

If you are still with me thank you very much :-)

All of the new stamps can be found here and here.


You still have a few hours to comment on the new stamps posts with 10 Lost Coast dollars up for grabs.  The linky for the ANYTHING GOES challenge is open until the 25th.  Just hop over to the Lost Coast Portal to Creativity for details and more inspiration from the team.

Have a fun weekend, and thanks very much for looking x

1 comment:

  1. Hi Sue, I love how you made the heart. Never tried using different colour embossing powders like that before. On the to do list. A lovely notebook cover. This will be a pleasure to use. Hugz


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