Saturday, 15 November 2014

Kaszazz - Carpe Diem notebook


Something a little different today.
This was the project in our latest media session.


I started with a plain white covered notebook. You could use a coloured or printed cover if you wished, but if too bright, simply paint first with gesso. On the front I dabbed mahogany paint through a diamond patterned stencil to the bottom right and top left. I then added green paint to the stencil, turned it over and applied to the left and central area. The dream and life messages were then stamped in Stazon ink. On the back cover I stamped the chain link, net and mesh images in archival ink.
Images and messages from Masterpiece, Carpe diem and Embrace possibilities stamp sets were then stamped with stazon, on to tissue paper and torn out. These images were then arranged over the covers and applied with matte medium (I used Mod Podge). The whole cover was then sealed with medium.

As the original covers were lightweight card, they tended to warp a little, so I made liners from card and included a pocket inside the front. I made a couple of stamped tags (to use a page markers, bookmarks etc.) and tucked them in. Twine was tied around the spine and a couple of charms added.

Back and front covers of opened book.

A slight change from Christmas, but would make a great small gift.
Till next time - Enjoy that crafting

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