This month sees another fab couple of prizes to be won in the Craft Stamper Monthly Blog Challenge. A gorgeous set of Posca Pens along with a handy case to store them in. Have a look here!
Here's my DT project for the challenge.
Vintage book pages from a fab book called "Enquire Within Upon Everything" dated 1861 which belonged to Betty! I started to read some pages while I was working and it's amazing. Don't think I can use any more! According to Wikipedia: Tim Berners-Lee named his precursor of the World Wide Web, ENQUIRE, after this work in 1980. A Forbes article quoted Berners-Lee as saying:
Back to the project....I stamped one of Andy's new stamps onto a piece of calico.
Stamped it out again to make a mask, which I used to cover up the quote.
Took another of Andy's stamps and masked off the text inside
the circles as I just wanted the rings...
Stamped it a couple of times over the words.....
Then started to paint the fabric with DecoArt Fluid Acrylics in Phthalo Turqoise and Quin Gold.
Then added some Quin Violet around the outside.
Here's where the book pages come in; I used the leftover paint to
colour them and glued them to the inside of the journal covers.
Then I used the diluted quin gold on the spine. I love how it looked, I think I must have had matte medium on my hands from gluing the book pages when I was handling the spine and it acted like a resist, giving a great grungy look!
More quin gold on the outside of the book cover, that I
was going to glue the fabric onto, just to base coat it.
Matte medium to both the cover and the back of the fabric.
I felt the focal stamp image was getting a little lost so I re-stamped it onto
tissue paper.....but it wasn't popping enough - so I stamped it again onto painted book
page that I'd painted white and that worked just right.
I edged the torn book page with quin gold paint then glued it down with matte medium. The brush I used still had a little blue paint in it, so there are some lovely hints of the colour on the paper.
I stamped another of Andy's stamps using Titanium White paint around the edges-
paint needs to be washed off straight after to keep the stamps in good condition.
Then stencilled flowers using crackle paint....
Once the crackle paint was dry, I added a wash of Cobalt Teal, and a little more quin gold around the tissue paper. A few gems to lift the flowers and the cover was finished. I die cut some recycled pages to create two signatures and now it's ready to use.
Thanks for looking, and if you have any questions just leave me a comment.