søndag 19. mars 2017

lørdag 18. mars 2017

Sew sweet mini book - step by step

Hello and welcome sweet butterfly

In my blog post the 13th this month (the Blog Hop Post) I promised you to show you how I did the Sew Sweet book, so promises is promises. Here it comes:

I started with a ordinary manilla file folder, cut it to size 14 cm x 14 cm and made a hole in the midle with my craft knife.

Then I took some silk paper/tissue paper and tore it into small pieces and crumpled them together. (This will be the book cover)

With Modge Podge I glued piece by piece on the front and the back of my litle file folder book and let it to dry aprox 2 hour or so.

When this was dry I paintet the cover and the back with white gesso just to archive a nice and white surface. Let it dry.

Then I get over the front and the back with Mod Podge again very carefully in between all kinds of places. This in order to achieve the right color and texture in the next step.

And the next step is to smear the front cover with Distress Ink, and set it aside to dry, approx two days.

Meanwhile I start with the design paper I will use inside the book.
I used Distress Oxide in colour green, pink, yellow, purple, blue and grey on a watercolour paper using the Distress ink tool

Some water splatters

Some stencils, using the same colours as in the background

And then stamps, a lot of stamps. This is the Rubber Dance Sew Sweet stamp set. This stamp set is so beautiful.

Now my desgn paper is finish and I can cut it into the right sizes for my book. The leftover paper I used inside the book for pockets etc, and some tags.

When the ink was almost dry, after two days, I smear, using my fingers, the front and the back cover very gentle with Inka Gold and Metallic Paint  on the top of the "bumps"

I stamped the button stamp on white cardstock and glued it on a transparent paper. Then I glued file folder together so that it was only one opening left and I got a side pocket and a top pocket.

I made a template of white cardstock to create holes where I was sewing in my signature (signature is all the pages together).

I glued the design paper on the inside of the cover and at the inside of the back cover

Then it was time to sew the signature into the book. First I used a awl
and made holes where I was going to sew.  I used a needle with a big eye and a wax tread in pink.

I used the three stitch binding on this book.

And here is the book page by page:

I also did some sewing in the book.

There is plenty of room for both writing and drawing one own patterns. Maybe some stamping as well.

I used an elastic band in pink and gold and threaded a pink button for the closure. And on the end of the sewing tread I threaded some colorful pearls.

I hope you liked my step by step. Maybe it was to long? Hope not.

If you want to buy the stamp set I've using in this book or/and other stamps from Rubber Dance please remember to use code AS-FreeShip for free shipping worldwide.

Don't forget to join the Rubber Dance Blog Hop! You have until tomorrow to participate in the fun. To join just click here and start hopping and commenting.

I will soon come back With more creativities and fun. Stay tuned!

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Hugs, Anita

onsdag 15. mars 2017

Påske hos Hjerteboden

Hei og velkommen søte påskeharepuser

Denne måneden har Hjerteboden utfordringstema PÅSKE og i den forbindelse har jeg laget denne søte installasjonen i min nye Dina Wakley Media Journal for å inspirere dere:

Håper du ble inspirert nå og at du hopper opp og ned og lager noe påskete til påskeutfordringen hos Hjerteboden. Dersom du gjør det, husk å ta bilde og legg bildet ditt inn her og du kan være den heldige vinneren som stikker av med et gavekort på NOK 150 som du kan bruke i Hjerteboden sin nettbutikk. Olalaa!
Da trakk jeg pusten og sier takk for meg med bilder av noen detaljer, samt en oversikt over hvilke materialer jeg har brukt.

Materialer brukt:
Mønsterark fra Maja Design
- Kork plate fra Idea-Ology
- Fuglebur laget av Tim Holtz Big Die - Caged Bird
- Tim Holtz Decorative Strip Die - Washer Border
- Hønsefjær

- Textured Spring fra Rubber Dance
- God påske - ukjent

Håper å se ditt bidrag i utfordringen, og du kan godt legge igjen en kommentar her hos meg slik at jeg vet at du har vært her ;-)

Til neste gang, ta vare på deg selv og la kreativiteten løpe løpsk!

Klem, Anita