Wednesday, 2 February 2011

Diary cover

I was looking for a diary and decided that I would buy a cheap one (they have the same pages in there) and just decorate the cover.

First I started out with a sheet of Claudine Hellmuths Sticky Back Canvas. Cut off a big enough piece to go over the front and stick onto the inside cover (I cut it to close but it's not lifting off).

Peel off the backing and stick to a Craft Sheet, if you don't have one try glad want something non-stick.

Choose a couple of colours of Tim Holtz Distress Inks and apply with the Blending Tool.

Using Archival ink stamp your message in the middle.

Stamp your Darkroom Door Butterflies in Embossing Ink and cover with White Embossing Powder, shake off excess and heat.

Tap a little of the Distress Ink onto the craft sheet or acrylic block and using a damp paintbrush or waterbrush colour in the wings of the butterflies.

Use a few little filler stamps and stamp in the spaces with the Distress Ink.

Peel off your craft sheet and stick to your diary. I've added a sticker along the edge.


Rachael B said...

That is so unique and pretty Helen.

Shandell said...

That is a gorgeous diary - lots of different techniques! Let me know if you ever do classes :)