Tuesday, September 30, 2014

Vintage Romance Altered Bookstack

So for this design team project for ReneaBouquets, I decided to alter a bookstack! It was on my "to-do" list of projects I have been wanting to make! I had so much fun using the beautiful products from Renea's shop! I was lucky to be able to use her handmade flowers, handmade butterflies, Diecut chipboard pieces (flourishes) and the new Ranger Texture Paste! Renea carries tons of mixed media products in her store! Anything you could want for your project! I also have to mention, that I didn't have the right color butterflies in my stash for my project so I decided to try using some Lindy's Stamp Gang shimmer spray on it....ant it worked beautifully! The ink on the butterflies didn't run or smear and held up well to the moisture of the spray! Renea revealed to me that she uses a Professional Epson Ultrachrome K3 ink which makes her handmade products hold up well to smudges or scratches and makes them easily mixed media proof!! Now that is my kind of product! Besides products from Renea's shop, I used a few Prima paper lines for this. I pulled out Romance Novel, Cartographer, Stationer's Desk, and Time Travelers Memories. I also used many of the embellishments associated with those lines as well as other yummy Prima products and Wild Orchid Craft flowers. I made the books from scratch using my own medium weight chipboard for the outer portion of the book and Tim Holtz grungeboard for the spine since its so flexible! I distressed the edges of all the papers with the Prima distress tool and also sewed the papers with my sewing machine! I can't seem to do any of my projects without doing the distressing or sewing and I certainly can't complete my projects without adding texture to all my embellishments! I used acrylic paint mixed with sand to add the texture to the flowers and embellishments. I also used this over all the areas where I used Prima and The Crafters Workshop stencils. I think adding the soft paint mixture over the stencils brings out the dimension of the stencils! The Ranger texture paste from Renea's shop created such fine, sharp imaging....I love this stuff! Try it, you'll love it too! Here's the pics:

Here's the YT vid for more in depth details of the project:

Here are the links to ReneaBouquets:
Reneabouquets Shop-http://www.Reneabouquets.com
Reneabouquets Etsy Shop-https://www.etsy.com/shop/Reneabouquets
Reneabouquets Facebook Page-https://www.facebook.com/ReneabouquetsEtsyShop

Thanks for stopping by!! Hugs!!

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