Greetings blog visitors, hope you’re having a great weekend so far. This morning I declared on Twitter that I wasn’t leaving my craft room today until I’d finished at least two projects. Well, I finished three & started a fourth, which for me, is hugely impressive.
I said in last night’s post that Darcy’s projects on the PaperArtsy blog this week had been incredible & her final project had jaws dropping all over the place. She divided it between two posts & you need to see both of them;
For my take, I chose to follow how she made her ‘wallpaper’, using paint, stencils & stamping to create unique patterned paper.
Here is mine. I followed Darcy’s instructions & I like how it turned out. Lots of lovely layers. I decided to use the paper to make book covers.
I stuck the paper to two pieces of cardboard & used washi tape along the spine. I hid the edge of the tape on the front cover with a scrap of ribbon.
I had the ‘Imagine’ already stamped on a piece of Core’dinations, so I covered it with a little distress ink – Dried Honey & Faded Jeans. The little bird was in my stash, I put some Treasure Gold on it & added a black adhesive pearl for the eye. The little embellishment at the bottom is a piece of grunge paper. I painted it with Frescos – Nougat, Lilac & Eggplant – put it through an embossing folder, sanded it back a little & added Ruby TG.
For the inside of the covers, I followed Leandra’s corner, corner, side technique & stamped with assorted PA stamps. I had painted the reverse of the patterned paper with Bora Bora fresco before I attached it to the cardboard pieces.
I spent ages thinking about the types of pages I wanted to put inside the covers, but couldn’t make a decision, so I made two simple tags instead.
I painted them with Blood Orange & Brown Shed frescos, then used Claret through a Swiss Dots stencil & added a little background stamping with coffee Archival, using the PA splatters mini stamp. The rest of the stamping was done with black Archival & the white highlighting with a Sakura pen. The quotes are Inkadinkdo stamps, the others are PaperArtsy.
I really enjoyed making my PA inspired projects this week, thanks to Darcy for her wonderful creativity.
Thanks for visiting, enjoy the rest of the weekend. Until next time,
Love & light