In June we prepared the final 3 technique sheets before I gave out the kits to complete the book, I am lucky to have such a lovely group of ladies that attend the workshops, they all played along until the reveal of my finished sample to use as a guide.
Before I share the photos of the pages, I would like to thank Roni Johnson of INK STAINS fame for inspiration for 3 of the techniques we used which are the cardboard grunge, bookpaper blocking, layered collage sheets and idea for arch shape, please view her fabulous tutorials on her Gothic Arch Book I did contact her regarding permission to share these techniques and she kindly agreed. The second person I must thank is Rachel for the metal tape and texture paste sheet tutorials on YouTube RachO113 and visit her blog Artful Evidence. Some of these techniques have been changed a little to suit the supplies, or lack of, that are needed for the workshops.
There are lots of pics for these techniques, so you may want to make a cuppa before you proceed lol. I hope I do not make a dogs dinner of the whole thing, as I am still finding out how to enter all this stuff. Anyhoo here goes!!
Right sheet - Painted with two colours of acrylic paint mixed to watercolour consistency, dabbed off to lighten some areas. Embossed with Embossing folder. Stazon black ink pad swiped over lightly on raised areas.
(For finished sample I have added a ATC that we produced at the April workshop)
Left - Another Rachel inspired background technique - Texture paste applied to black cardstock, detail added using stamps and stylus, dried thoroughly. Painted with a generous quantity Luna Light paints, while still wet sprinkle on various colour embossing powders and heat until embossed don't worry if it bubbles it will add more texture.
(To embellish this page, I have used chipboard to form a frame, covered with acrylic black paint and lightly brushed with Rub n Buff gold. Image stamped onto black card using black embossing powder. The image painted with Perfect Pearls used as a watercolour. Butterflies stamped onto black card, gold embossing poweder and painted with Perfect Pearls and punched out using Martha Stewart punch)
Right - Bookpaper and Blockstamping - Roni technique. - Vintage bookpaper glued to cardboard, dry, brush over diluted white paint or gesso. Using torn pieces of paper or torn centres from Post It Notes to form masks, colour areas with Distress Ink Pads and foam pieces. Using masks again, stamp images within the coloured areas.
Left - Colour and mica spray onto card, heat dried. Stamped with a HUGE webbing stamp and embossed with black embossing powder.
(Another ATC used to embellish)
Right - Another Roni technique - Very popular with everyone. - http://inkstainswithroni.blogspot.com/2011/03/mom-gothic-arch-1-segmented-collage.html - Torn strips of various papers both textured and plain, lace, vellum etc. Stamp onto plain smooth papers and glue layers onto card.
(Tim Holtz Alterations Sewing Room die cut - embossed in embossing folder and Brilliance silver lightly swiped over on raised areas. Embellished with lace, beads etc.)
Left - Wax ironed onto card, bank note tissues (top layer only) ironed into wax, more wax added and heat gun to fuse the wax. Instead of beeswax, we used a tea light candle for the wax, a cheaper alternative to beeswax for this technique.
Right - Crackle paint - Black painted chipboard, heat dry. Apply Elmers glue with brush, while wet apply layer of white Eco Green paint, heat to crackle. After embellishing I added small dots of Glossy Accents for rain drops all over
(Tim Holtz Alterations Umbrella Man die - Umbrella man and TH stamp quote. Embossed umbrella man in embossing folder and swiped with Brilliance silver ink pad. An alternative umbrella paper used.)
Sprayed with one colour spray, lift, reverse and replaced on remaining portion of card to transfer ink from stencil, heat dry.(Another ATC used to embellish plus a Martha Steward punched lace strip)
Finally using templates, all boards and sheets cut to size, glued to boards, holes punched for bookrings with added charms, ribbons etc. A book closure to complete the book, made with small bulldog clips, jump rings and chain.
A photo of the ladies busy with their painting plus photos at the end of the session of a few of their front pages, yet to be embellished. A fabulous time had by all I hope!
I cannot seem to arrange these photos in a block, so I have given up. It is my birthday today, so I am being taken out for lunch. Hope this information will help you recreate these techniques again. Until next time!