Tuesday, August 28, 2012

Birthday Book Page

I've signed up for a Birthday Club swap. During the month of the participant's birthday, we send a decorative 4x4 sturdy page, that they can bind into a book. Theme of our choice, embellish as we like, leaving room at one edge for binding, and message on the back. I've made the first one, using one of the masking over acrylic painted backgrounds done earlier. 
Started with the back first. Stamped some flourishes with gold StazOn metallic ink. Rubbed off the acrylic paint in one area with a baby wipe. Stamped a message with black Archival ink. Added gold StazOn metallic ink to tips of paper flowers. 
 Dabbed on wild honey Distress Ink over the exposed gesso and the yellow acrylic paint. Stamped happy birthday with black Archival ink in lower right corner.
 Now to the front. Stamped a saying with black Archival ink. Outlined the bird images and added eyes with glitter Gelly Roll pens.
 Used a gold metallic Gelly Roll pen to add dots. Colored edges of paper flowers with gold StazOn metallic ink. Used glitter Gelly Roll pens to add color to the white floral ends. Layered together and added a large metal flower brad, and added a "pearl" to the center of the flowers.
 Added a clock face to a brown paper flower with copper StazOn metallic ink to the tips. Attached a bronze colored dragonfly brad, attached to upper left corner. Assembled previous inked paper flowers with a large gold colored brad and added another bronze colored dragonfly brad to the lower left corner.
One done.

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