Today, I have another Smeared Ink project for your visual amusement.
We're having a design team blog hop for the month of April.
If you'd like to begin the hop from the beginning,
here is the hop order:
Creepy Glowbugg - me
I purchased a few of these blank notebooks from Pick Your Plum
a while back, and I needed a gift for a friend's birthday, so it
was a double duty project. I like that.
The notebook folds out into thirds. This gives plenty of room to decorate
and customize. I started out by removing the covers, and painting them with
a tan acrylic paint.
Then, I broke out with my new TH Clockwork stencil, and some
SU teal ink.
Next, I distressed and aged the covers using Distress Inks
in vintage photo, and walnut. I have tried many types of applicators
for applying inks to my projects, but I love the fingertip sponge daubers
the best. They give great control, and they're easy to hang onto.
I gave the covers a coat of matte medium to seal the inks and keep them
from bleeding onto the recipient's hands when they use it someday.
I went ahead and added a script stamp, and then I heat embossed it.
I used this script stamp throughout the entire notebook. I added a Copic colored
image called, Specimen Jar - Man from Smeared Ink.
I gave the image a coat of Glossy Accents to give it some durability.
I really love this image. It's very 'DaVinci' feeling, to me.
Here is the opened view of the notebook.
I have continued all of the same techniques and finishes throughout the book.
and I have added both, Glossy Accents, and Crackle Accents to the jar
for a varied effect of textures. I like it.
at Smeared Ink. I colored it with watercolor pencils,
and accented it Stickles and Gelly Roll Stardust pen.
And here it is all folded out and finished.
I have to say it turned out pretty cool, and I am
eager to send it to my friend. I have a feeling she'll dig it, too.
Thanks for stopping by today.
Make sure to check out the entire Smeared Ink DT hop
to see more creative craftiness from my fellow DT members.
The hop order is in my sidebar, and at the beginning of this post.
I'd like to enter this project in the following challenges:
613 Avenue Create - Anything Goes
Anything But a Card - use/make a book
That Craft Place - Anything Goes
Crafty Calendar Challenge - Things with Wings
Suzy Bee's Bloomin' Challenge - Wings
Crafty Catz Weekly Challenge - Anything Goes
C.R.A.F.T. challenge - Not a card
Crafting at the Weekend - Anything Goes