Found time to finish the book covers to make a notebook to hold the large 9 pocket page protectors to hold the ATCs from one of my swap groups. I made the backgrounds for the front covers a few days ago. For the inside covers, started with large sheets of paper that had been in the bottom of my spray box and cut them to size (about 9" x 12").
Stamped swirl images around the edges with gold Encore! ink and red Distress ink and heat set.
Added some color to the swirls with finger painting on some nickel azo yellow acrylic paint (and also the edges of the paper). Stamped on some words and sayings with dark brown Distress ink.
Painted some music sheets with acrylic glazing liquid, yellow acrylic paint and butterscotch acrylic paint. Tore or cut the music sheet to shapes I wanted and added gold acrylic paint to the edges. On some of the pieces, added in a little gold acrylic paint over the music sheets as well. Let dry.Glued pages onto very thick cardboard, then used decorative Tissue Tape to cover the edges. Decided not to color the tissue tape, but leave it as a contrast. Used large jump rings to hold the pages and covers together. On the front cover, added an image of a young girl from an old calendar, kept the torn edges white, so she'd stand out. Added colored music sheets, with a rhinestone eye on the bird, and some gold paper music notes.
Inside front cover, added a different young girl image from the same calendar and added a butterfly from the colored music sheets.
Inside back cover, added another young girl image from the same calendar and some small butterflies punched out of the colored music sheets. When I was covering the paper with gel medium, some of the ink from the saying in the upper left corner was washed off. Rewrote over it with a black permanent marker.
Back cover, colored torn map to cover around the heart, made sure to include the countries the members of our swap group are from.