Friday, 6 November 2015

Mini Book with Sleeve

I cut some chipboard pieces, scrunched up some tin foil and covered each piece. I made a little niche for the front.

I mixed some ultra matte varnish with black gesso, just to help the gesso stick to the tinfoil.

I dry brushed white gesso over the top once dry and then used some copper metallic lustres over the pieces to hi-light the texture.

I made a mini book to actually fit inside another tray for another swap, but because I covered the chipboard pieces with denim, it was too thick to fit!! Inside are three signatures of two double pages of different handmade papers and I stamped an image on each page in timber brown stazon.

I decorated the mini book with some lace and a few gems.

So here is the book and the sleeve to house it.

Then I decided that the front needed something, so I found this image in my stash, cut it down to size and added a couple of idea-ology word stickers.

Here they are together.

And the book fits nicely inside the sleeve. The sleeve measures approx 9cm x 6cm just to give you an idea of size.

Products are from the DecoArt range.


craftytrog said...

Looks fab Sam, great texture! xx

Helen said...

Fabulous make, Sam - love it.

chrissie said...

As lot of thought put into this project Sam and it looks terrific

Love Chrissie xx

Neet said...

I remember doing this with my Girl Guides years ago - did a workshop on various faux metals a couple of years ago at Vicky. Thanks for the memory - love what you did in your makes.
Hugs, Neet xx

Ruth said...

A beautiful textured mini book. Just lovely. Ruth x

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