Wednesday, 19 September 2012

Altered Notebook by Alison

Hello Stampers!
Today I have a little 10x10cm altered notebook to share with you.
I started by painting the cover with Studio black gesso
I used a craft knife to cut an aperture out of a piece of 10x9cm card, then covered it with sticky back aluminium. I cut through the middle of the aperture, corner to corner, then folded back the excess aluminium.
I used various Ten Second Studio tools to add a design to the frame, then covered it with black acrylic paint. I wiped it off fairly quickly, to leave just black paint in the recesses, & give it an aged look.
Next, I cut a piece of card to fit inside the aperture, then sprayed it with pink bubblegum & squeezed orange Dylusion spray. I sponged picked raspberry distress ink through a Dylusion stencil, then layered the card & frame on the front of the notebook.

I stamped the Art Dictionary Words on some white card, inked it with pumice stone distress ink, cut it into pieces as shown, & glued the pieces to the notebook cover. 
I spritzed some of the pink bubblegum spray into the air above the notebook, so that some landed on the words with a nice speckled effect.
To finish, I used the sprays to colour some seam binding, then attached a couple of metal beads & tied it around the book. I'm using one end as a bookmark.
I thought this little book would be perfect to take to craft shows, to write notes in, as I watch demonstrations.
Thanks for looking,
Alison xxx 


Art By Wanda said...


...the yorkshire fox... said...

...this is so pretty Alison, loVe the bright warm colours of the orange & pink beautifully encased in the metal...a delight...Melxx :)

Silvia(Barnie) said...

Wonderful book, great colors.

Artyjen said...

Love what you have done with the metal ;) Great place for those notes!
xoxo Sioux

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Maggie said...

Love your note book cover great effect!

Julia S-W said...

Gorgeous little book Alison. I love the vibrant colours together with the metal.

Lori said...


Janny Jager said...

Very beautiful Alison.

Greetings Janny

hazel said...

I love your notebook Alison - it's fabulous.
xxx Hazel.

Astrid Maclean said...

Don't know how I missed this, it's stunning!!!

Marjie Kemper said...

Gorgeous! Love the contrast of the spray inks with the metal, and all your cool texture.

mark gould said...

Great little book Alison. The bright colours against te frame work so well xx. Mark xx