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Use Something New
Something Old From Your Stash
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This was project took about 15 hours and was a labor of love! It is my first altered book and now I am hooked. I really had no plan of attack or details on what I was going to do just an idea that evolved into this. Which honestly is the way all of my designs are. I have a stamp or a die and that's it. I sit at my desk and dive in and see what happens.
I had My new Floral stamps from Stampendous and my Something Old was my Book........
Now, let's get started on this big project :)
|Garden Book by; Passionate Paper Creations|
|Garden Book by:Passionate Paper Creations|
Here are a few step out photo's to help.... SORRY, SOME ARE BLURY
Carve out the center of the book about an inch
Emboss a piece of card stock with an extra large embossing folder from Spellbinders. They are awesome!!! They will emboss an 8 1/2" x 11".... seriously You will need to do 2
Now cover the front of the book and glue into place...I used Beacon's Zip Dry. Here is what the inside cover looks like. Make sure not to put any paper on the bend of the spine. Do the back the same. When you are done then cover spine with duct tape.
Repeat the same process on the cover of the cut out pages. Set the book aside.
From the back of the book cut out about 10 pages and attach to card stock. Stamp the jumbo spring bouquet with clear bark. You will need about 6 of these. You will also need lots of the little butterflies some embossed with clear bark and some in gold.
Start layering the bouquet into the inside pages of the book. make sure to have several pages in between to give dimension. Then add a mix of matching flower soft for the grass with a little shaved ice. A little stickles for more sparkle. Make sure your details are perfect and just they way you want them before we seal her behind the window. And make sure they are dry.
Using your brayer and the same technique as above do the inside front and back covers
with antique linen ink the front and back cover of your book
stamp and emboss swirls with gold and piece and attach your bouquet.
Stamp and emboss swirls to the inside front cover with Flower Path sentiment
|Garden book by: Passionate Paper Creations|
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