2016 Topic 11: Our House
Hi everyone Jennie here with you tonight sharing a small mini book with the theme of Our Home Journey using the timeless Urban Snapshots stamps.
I recently bought a Sissix die for making small books and plan to make a few the same size but with different themes. So this first one is Our Home Journey and will record where my husband and I lived as children and then over the 40 years we have been married. I have used my Gelli Plate for the first time (well after a little practice!) to make the covers and the start of the inside of the book.
Step One: I started by making the papers for my covers using the Gelli Plate. I have only recently purchased this and have only really done a few 4x4 experiments so it was a bit daunting doing a piece of A4! I brayered Sage and Snowflake Fresco Acrylic Paints onto the plate and used the flourish from the Urban Snapshots Young Love Plate 1 as a random pattern. Once I had taken off my print I then overstamped with the quote from the Wrought Iron 2 Plate.
|US Young Love Plate 1|
|Wrought Iron 2 Plate.|
Step Two: My book covers were cut from coaster board and the insides got a coat of Snowflake Paint and again I used the two stamps as before to create a bit of interest on the inside covers.
Step Three: I used my papers to cover the outside of the book and for the spine I brayered Sage and Snowflake Paints onto some Smoothy White Cardstock (mainly because I didn't have enough of the patterned paper!). Before I stuck the spine down I passed some seam binding ribbon through the holes to enable me to gather my signatures.
And so my little book is ready to fill with photographs and details as I find them whilst trawling through the photograph albums. I really enjoyed making this project and am particularly pleased with the effects created by using the Gelli Plate and the Fresco Finish Paints. I am sure it will be out again soon! I also hope my little project encourages you to use these wonderful Urban Snapshot stamp sets.
Thank you for joining me tonight.
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We would love to see how you interpret this House topic by linking what you make to our 2016 Challenge #11: Our House, on this page HERE.
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