Wednesday, 30 November 2016

Gift Book

I have decorated an A5 book for my project this time.  I like to keep a note of the presents I give at Christmas each year so that people don't get the same thing each time!!!  I can also keep an eye on my spending that way too :D
I covered the book with 2 layers of white gesso before adding some white modelling paste through the pretty STEAMPUNK CHRISTMAS TREE STENCIL.  I also added a little texture paste through some punchinella here and there.  While this was drying I took 3 snowflakes out of the MINI SNOWFLAKES PACK and painted them in pale blue before covering them with stickles.
A small bookplate was painted with primary Magenta, covered with Crackle Glaze then had Titanium antiquing Cream rubbed into it when dry.
When the book cover was dry and set I painted over the whole piece with Titanium White and added some little stamped snowflakes in Archival Plum, using the 2nd stamping.  The stencil was replaced and Primary Magenta was stencilled onto the tree.  Some pale blue was dry brushed in places.
I stamped the word 'Gifts' onto some white card and glued it to the bookplate before glueing it to the base of the tree.  The snowflakes were glued in place and some more stickle dots were added here and there for extra sparkle.  Some fancy lace finished the book off.
Thank you for popping by, take care XXX

1 comment:

Gio said...

Such a cool idea Karen, so you are a tidy and organized person, I envy you. That steampunk tree is gorgeous and the colours you used unusual for Christmas, I love it!