Sunday, September 13, 2009

Another Gift

Need to make another present, and the recipient loves grungy art, so with the last flower I made in the quilling project, I am inspired. I have some lovely grungy paper I made in a class with Bernie Berlin last fall. The top sheets are cut down from ones of the official "Resist This" papers and the bottom paper is one of the peeled off papers cut down. I ran some Distress inks over the peeled off papers and misted with red color spray. Let dry, then lightly stamped on some words with bronze Encore ink. Then sprinkled on some copper Perfect Pearls and swirled over the surface with a wet paint brush and let dry.
For the front cover, roughly colored the edges with a large copper leafing pen. Attached some blue mesh ribbon. Added a large "pearl" bead to the center of my grungy flower and tied on a strand of beads. Used Bind-it-All to bind the pages together with a large black coil.
For the inside covers, painted thin cardboard with d. purple acrylic paint, let dry and colored the edges with large copper leafing pen. Painted edges of the peeled off papers with d. purple acrylic paint and attached to painted cardboard. Printed vintage images on to plastic transparency sheet and adhered to covers. Added words with black letters on clear stickers.
The back cover is a "plain" sheet of the same Resist This paper as used on the front. The recipient may use this booklet to store ATCs, photos, embellishments, or whatever. Will be in the post tomorrow.

1 comment:

Autumn said...

I am the grungy friend, yeah! Arrived today on your birthday. Thanks, my friend!