Thursday 10 September 2015

Life is like.... by Debs

Hi All

Today I have done an altered book page for you. One of the benefits of living reasonably close to the shop is being able to go to Jennie's classes and one of my regular classes is the altered book club.  I would not have dreamt of altering a book before, but its so much fun!

Here is a brief how to

take a book and open it up - that bit always helps!

Randomly paint (using a dry brush) a dark colour i used Dylusions post box red paint

added some squeezed orange and then some lemon zest and a bit more red

Then some white, all done very randomly - the more random the better

I added on a couple of pieces of corrugated cardboard that were laying on my desk, one of which was nicely shaped for a corner.  Stamped a butterfly from Butterflies #2 in Black Soot Distress ink and embossed with Wow clear sparkle embossing powder and painted once cooled.

Stamped the words using the Decay letters  onto a piece of card and painted using the same colours. Added some background stamping to the page using the new background Fabric 2 stamp set using Archival black ink and the Calligraphic Mat 11 using Dylusions White Linen paint The Shadow effect around the butterfly and words was created using a charcoal pencil.

There have been some amazing entries so far for this months challenge so please do keep them coming we really do enjoy looking at all your creations.



Sid said...

Looks great !

Sandma's Handmade Cards said...

It's fabulous and I really love the warm colours that you've used:)

Craftyfield said...

Love the look of the Decay letters, really useful for journal pages or layouts! The colours are vibrant and the added texture from the cardboard looks great.

Words and Pictures said...

Great vibrant pages.
Alison x

Unknown said...

Somehow I missed this one Debs. I really love it - mostly because it's my fav color!! Great textures and layers - LOVELY. j.