Firstly I used gesso in the whole book. then i sanded it lightly to just add a hint of a distressed age look.
I stained the edges with inks and then stamped on the Alice stamp in black ink. I coloured in the image. This close up shows the slight distressing in the gesso.
The inside: I used a text stamp straight to the inside front cover. I sort of sat on the fence a bit before deciding as I knew it would be tricky and wouldnt stamp cleanly, but as almost everything i make has a distressed shabby look, i decided it would be appropriate. on the main inside section though, I coloured some paper with distress inks and then stamped the same text stamp out.. I cut it out and glued it into place.
Supplies Used from The Artistic Stamper:
Alice stamp and white rabbit stamp HERE (scroll down a wee bitty)
Butterfly stamp HERE
Distress inks (I used broken china and fired brick) HERE
Little book boxes HERE