"Hi everyone, it's Liesbeth again here, today I want to show you how I made the inside of the accordion book. Stamping at last".
From Smoothy Heavy Weight White Stamping Card, I cut a piece of 14 x 28 cm and two pieces of 14 x 30 cm. To get square pages and a glue strip, I scored and fold the paper at 14 cm each time as shown.
I applied Distress Inks Tea dye, Broken China, Salty Ocean and Mowed Lawn to my craft sheet by swiping the pads directly across the surface. I scribbled a little bit of Distress Refill Ink (Gathered Twigs) here and there. Don't do this at the centre.
I misted the inks with water and pressed the pages onto the wet ink. I repeated for every page, six times .
I sprayed some water onto my hand and splashed the drops of water on the pages, dabbed with a dry kitchen towel to create white spots.
I made the accordion book by glueing the three pieces together. I stamped the several beautiful Lynne Perrella images onto the pages with black ink. I used StazOn ink, because of the bleach I used later. StazOn (almost) doesn't react to bleach. I stamped every image onto masking paper as well, and cut them out.
I stamped some parts again, the pens and the fringes here and there at the top of the pages. I used the following Lynne Perrella stamp sets ....
I covered every stamped image with the masking paper and sponged the "fleur de lis" several times by using Distress Ink Gathered twigs and a Crafters Workshop Stencil Mini Gothic Romance
I made shadows by sponging at the edges of the masks with Distress Ink Black soot, and I outlined the "fleur de lis" with a black fine liner pen.
And still, there wasn't enough ... so I used the Mini Brocade again, sponged it here and there with Distress Ink Broken China.
I finished the stamping with the calligraphic text from the Vintage stamp set ID02EZ
With my waterbrush filled with bleach, I created white accents (eyes as well) after I removed the paper masks.
I sponged the edges and folds black and put on some make-up on the women by using color pencils.
Some details to finish with today ....
The covers are almost ready, the pages are ready ! Tomorrow I will show you how to assemble everything and how to finish the leporella, hope you'll join !
~ Liesbeth ~
Leandra Says: Awesome Liesbeth! Your composition and use of the LP images has created a visual wonderland. The subtle use of white shading accents transforms the whole layout!
Gillian Says: Oh wow! The depth of layering/shadowing/blending of stamped images and colour is simply striking Liesbeth. This is a real stunner to look at!
If you would like to join in this week's challenge and play along with Liesbeth's techniques, then do link up your creativity HERE, and go in the draw to win some PA stamps of your choice! You need to link your entry by 17:00, Sunday June 8th 2014