Hello Everyone, Jennie here, and today I am sharing my second project of the month.
Back in February 2014 I made some book covers for the storage of my Tim Holtz Stampers Anonymous stamps and they have been so successful I thought I would make another set to house my ever expanding collection!
I have used some of the new Distress Ink Spray Stain colours (Cracked Pistachio and Mermaid Lagoon) and the fabulous Perspective Stamps.
I started with some heavy greyboard and applied some texture paste through the Gothic and Typo Layering Stencils. I then added various die cuts, tissue tape and tissue wrap to create a small collage along with some mesh and when it had all stuck down well I gave it all a coat of gesso
Once the Gesso had dried it was then time for the fun part! I sprayed colours onto the boards but also plenty of water and kept mopping up with a kitchen towel in order to get more muted tones. I used the following Distress Spray Stains:
I wanted to add some stamping but there was far too much texture on the boards so I stamped butterflies and some quotes onto tissue paper with Arcival Black Ink. Once these were added I had to try and get the two boards to look reasonably alike in tone so I used a little Black Soot Distress Ink around the edges to tone everything down, along with some Black Soot and Picket Fence Splatters.
As a final touch I die cut the brackets from the Hardware Findings die from what was left of the grey board, but coloured and texturised (is that a word ???) them with Black Soot Distress Paint and Antiquities Frosted Crystal Powder.
And here is the finished book which houses seven stamp sets with these 2" book rings. However, I still had some stamp sets left over (hmmmm …….. ) so I made another set of covers in exactly the same way but this time using Mermaid Lagoon and Vintage Photo.
I am very pleased to say that my stamp storage is now very well organised and I even have room for a couple of more stamp sets ……….. let's go shopping!
Thank you for joining me today.