Sunday, 12 May 2013

Welcome France Papillon #1 An Intimate Journal ....


       For my first project I decided to alter one of the Hardcover Notebooks that PaperArtsy stock.

 

I crumpled it, smoothed it, then crumpled it some more.

I applied a bit of Honey Dew with a piece of Cut N Dry on the edges of my notebook, then added a bit a lot of Vintage Photo Distress Ink. After scratching the cover with a sanding grip, I added even more Distress Ink.

 Using a ruler, I ripped the Crunchy Waxed Kraft Paper to the right size to fit the cover of my notebook. With a brayer, I applied a very thin layer of Honey Dew.


Once this layer was dry, I randomly added some Pumpkin Soup and Beach Hut with a piece of Cut N Dry. I added some more Honey Dew with the brayer on top of it.


I dried it with my heat gun, then scratched it with a sanding grip to accentuate the wrinkled texture and bring the color of the Crunchy Waxed Kraft Paper to the front again.

To give a bit of volume to the notebook, I glued down scraps of fabric and gauze that I used to mop up excess ink from other projects.


I stamped the text on kraft bazzil with Black Archival Ink, distressed the edges, added a bit of Vintage Photo Distress Ink and sprayed it with water to blend the Distress Ink.

Using a plastic card, I spread a bit of Crackle Glaze making sure my layer was irregular and thin.


The words from ESN01 were glued using 3D foam on scraps of Japanese paper.





To add a bit of interest to the cover, I ripped a piece of tracing paper and sewed it to the Crunchy Waxed Kraft Paper using my trusted sewing machine. I ghost stamped (stamping on the side first, then stamping on the piece with the left over ink) Mini 62 on the tracing paper with Coffee Archival Ink.



I punched holes through the cover with my Big Bite, placed 2 eyelets and ‘sewed’ a piece of wire. The mini tag is colorized with Current Adirondack Ink and stamped with Mini 29, again in CoffeeArchival Ink.

 MINI 29



I also used the Ink and the Dog Backgrounds 4 to stamp numbers on the tabs I added inside the notebook.
 I hope you have enjoyed this first project, I sure had fun making it. Join me tomorrow night when I will share my second project of the week.

Leandra Says: Adore how you have used a brayer to build layers of paint onto the Crunchy Waxed Paper, and its such a fantastic product to sew. This is a fun project France! Thankyou!

Gillian Says: Loving your technique with the Crunchy Waxed Paper combined with your chosen stamps (a firm favourite of mine) making a beautiful vintage journal France. Super first project.


28 comments:

Helen said...

I hadn't thought of using paint with a brayer on the crackle, but it looks fabulous - I knew we were in for a treat this week! LOVE this book.

Minxy said...

Fan Dabby Dozy, Love IT xo

Jacqui Hall said...

Love what you've done with a notebook. I have a few similar style ones lying around. Now I have some inspiration to crack on and do something. Can't wait for the rest of your makes

Michelle Webb said...

I really love it France. Those stamps look amazing on the front. It's such a great idea, lots of great techniques and skill. Michelle x

Lin said...

Love it love it love it!! with a capital L !!!

Gillian .... said...

I adore this project x

jojo79 said...

Great first project - now need to find my brayer.

Jo
x

isisimaginings.com said...

Wow, that is terrific!!!!

Frea Konings said...

Wow this looks just stunning! Lovely vintage grunge look! Hugs Frea

Julie Ann Lee said...

I love this look! Can't wait to see more!

Kay said...

Oh I love how this turned out. I have the crackle paper but didn't really know what to do with it. This is a wonderful background you did with it. Thank you for the inspiration!

Myrta_R_Harris said...

Absolutely STUNNING!

Sue C said...

What a fabulous transformation! Love the layered Crunchy paper ! Sue C x

Craftyfield said...

Love that cover ! The textures, the stamping, the inclusion fo sewing and material...gorgeous !

Emma Dawson said...

Wow, I love this! I wish I could come up with things like this!

Look forward to seeing the rest of your wonderful creations.

Emma x

finnella03 said...

Nice project love the effect with the brayer.

Alison said...

A fantastic, creative & inspirational first project France! I love all the textures on this fab little book!
Alison xxx

Claudine C. said...

Tasks is wonderful, thanks for the step by step!!

Trish said...

What a brilliant first project! A novel way to use crackly paper. Love it!

butterfly said...

Such a gorgeous effect on the wax paper - beautiful altered notebook cover - what a great first piece!
Alison x

Julie Steed said...

This is a beautiful project. The texture and color on the wax paper really is lovely.

Bonnie Irvine said...

I love this. The texture and depth of colour on the crunchy wax paper is amazing. The fabric under the edges of the cover add even more dimension and provide an awesome contrast to the crumpled paper. Great use of the stamps...a very inspiring project...as I knew it would be, France.

selena said...

j'utilise peu ce papier mais ton tuto me donne envie d'essayer de nouvelles choses!

Yours Artfully said...

Fabulous first project France. I love the fact that you used a brayer with the paint to colour the Crunchy paper, I'm sure everyone is now off in search of their neglected brayers!!!

Lin

craftimamma said...

The wax paper treatment is great ... love all the layers on there and on the journal itself.

Hugs
Lesley Xx

Dawn said...

Love your little book I haven't used this wax paper at all as yet. Maybe if I enter I will win some :) and will be able to try it for my self Dxx

Kezzy said...

Wow wow amazing gorgeous book cover. The minute I saw it I was inspired immediately and couldn't wait to play :-) Kezzy xxx

Ann said...

Absolutely amazing project!! TFS :D
Ann xx

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