Hi all. I’ve recently been rather obsessed with Gothic images and specifically stamps by Lynn Perrella. Stained glass and gold come together to make lovely treasure! The outsides of the journals were cut out of medium weight black chipboard and collaged with old text and Paper Artsy Fresco Finish paints, old lace and collage medium. I used two of Eileen Hull’s dies (passport and mini album). The mini album die comes with a space to add a cut out which I utilized with a Tim Holtz mover and shaper ticket die. The “stained glass” insert is an experiment I did with a Gelli plate technique for faux gilding. I also used my gelli plate for some of the inside pages along with rubber stamping and painting.
For the passport die I wanted to try texturing with lace. I’m not usually big on adding lace to my projects but this crocheted bit of lace was pretty sturdy and easy to pull apart a bit. Perfect for my purposes. I actually painted and collaged the surface of the cover first with Fresco Finish paints and old paper then added the lace with matte medium, spreading and squishing the lace as I went. Once it was dry I dry brushed the lace texture and the edges of the book with gold paint.
Below are a few shots of inside pages. I didn’t really take any step out shots since I was just playing. I did take one overall shot of my table as I worked but it just shows what looks like the path of a hurricane (me) so I’ll leave that out.
Thanks again for visiting! I’m entering this in the following challenges:
Mini Album Makers Challenge for May. Head over there to see wonderful tutorials and lots of inspiration!
Frilly and Funkie Challenge Layers of Lace