Sunday, 27 November 2011

A Page Turner!

Hi , it's the Chief Stamper here again, and this time, I have a little altered book page to show you. I have spent quite a bit of time this year going back to my altered book that I started well over 10 years ago. I thought I would show you a technique that is perfect for altered books, journaling, and even cards. It is a masking technique, and very simple and quite effective.I used some of the words and saying stamps to mask, and I simply stamped them onto the book pages,

and then stamped them again onto a piece of spare paper and tore them up , so that you have rough edges. You can make any shape you like, and it doesn't have to stamping underneath it.

 I covered up the words with the torn pieces of paper glued very lightly down with a glue stick.  and sprayed with Colorwash from Ranger over the whole page. 

Once the page is dry, over stamp with background stamps in Archival ink, and lift off the torn paper masks.



I highlighted some of the background stamp, and words with a fine black pen. I also used a couple of the stamped paper masks to add dimension to the page, attaching them with screw top brads.




Hoping you have a very creative day
Jennie x

16 comments:

Jacqueline said...

Oh wow!! Such a simple technique but very VERY effective! That's just gorgeous! Love the colours youv'e used as well. I MUST have a go at that!

Thank you soooo much for sharing.

Jackie x

Dots Dabbles said...

Oh, I agree, sooo very effective. I will definitely give this a go, (in my own style of course). Amazing!!!
Dot x

Jane Wetzel said...

OH thank you for this "incredibleness" lol I am working on my book tonite and I am for sure gonna case! :)

Lynlee said...

VERY cool!

inkypinkycraft said...

This is amazing and something I haven't tried, must get around to trying it soon!!looks great .and the colours are so rich and yummy trace x

Crafty mop said...

What a great effect that has created .....the page looks fantastic I would never have thought to keep some of the masks attached whith screw Brads ......fantastic what a great couple of pages x

Helen said...

Love it - I don't use masking enough as a technique, and this looks great. Off to try some now. Thanks Jennie!

Joanne said...

That's a technique I hope to remember because the end result is fabulous. Thanks for sharing that.
Hugs Joanne xx

My name is Cindy said...

I like this idea!! I've been working on my altered book for nearly two years and just lately I've been stuck for ideas so I might try this out on the next bit. TFS.

Julia Dunnit said...

Cor, what a fab idea. Am loving this..it will definitely stay with me, so striking!

Sid said...

Fantastic colours Jennie !!

froebelsternchen Susi said...

great Workshop!

Thank you very much..have to try! AWESOME!

Anesha said...

Great creation, love the colours you used.

sixofone said...

This is so clever. I love it

craftytrog said...

Brilliant! I love it Jennie! xx

KatzElbows said...

Genius. So simple and obvious now you've told us all about it!

Can't wait to give it a go.