Saturday, February 16, 2013

Another Metal Cover Book

I really love teaching and making these books. They are really small, pages measure 4.5 x 3" and are made from watercolor paper, colored with distress stains, Inca gold used as watercolors, twinkling H2Os and Luminarte acryllics, Viva embossing paste used as a resist, stencils and stamps.  Again, layering colors and textures..  The cover fabric on this book is linen (which shrunk! but I cut the cover boards too big so it worked out) dyed with Distress Stains and Luminarte Acryllics (don't know if these colors are available anymore), embossed with Viva Embossing paste and then further highlighted with Gilder's paste and Copper Inca Gold.  Love doing all the layering.  Adds such interest.  The overlay is cut from Soda Cans, embossed with the Cuttlebug Fleur de lis folder then I loaded it up with embossing powders so it would have an old Hammered tarnished brass/copper look.  First layer of embossing powders were Judikins Rusty Tin and Hammered Nail (LOVE THESE) that I placed in the recessed areas.  Then using Ranger Copper and a perfect Medium pen, did the Fleur de lis.  Added some Ranger Gilded Gold embossing powder highlights, and also Krylon Copper Pen.  Finishing touches Patina Gilders paste. The metal was then glued to double layer of chipboard and all the edges covered with Judikins Embossing Powders.  The strap was from a leather mini skirt I held on from my youth.  I sanded it then hit it with Rust Nail Distress Stain and various colors of Gilders paste.  The clasp is a new finding from The Artsy Soul, Manahawkin, NJ as was that awesome heart lock that actually opens!  LOVE it.  The key is Tim Holtz Ideaology and the cross on the binding is from the Clearance section at AC Moore about 2 years ago. One of the students, Serena, did a beautiful book with  music notes on the cover.  She colored her embossed metal with Ranger Metal Patinas then sanded it to reveal the Music in silver.  Interested in a class?  Contact me or the Artsy Soul.

1 comment:

Arley said...

Stephanie -- LOVE this book! I wish I were on the east coast to take your classes! I want to get these supplies and fool around with them. Thanks for including the product names and some of the details.