17 May 2013

Day One with France Papillon

I know I have done this weeks projects in the wrong order but I really wanted to make one of the spools as I had time before work and they are such fun to make. So my second project this week is my version of Frances' Intimate Journal..you can see how she did it here...

 I followed Frances' instructions with the crunchy wax paper and fresco paints. I then added some grunge paste around the edges to give a bit more texture.. I added more paint with cut n dry..beach hut and hey pesto and a bit of french roast around the edges..

I watered down some french roast and coloured a piece of burlap to put down the side to hide the binding rings.. I also coloured a piece of lace adding some hey pesto. This was stuck on down the side of the book along with some leafy trim.

I cut some mini gears from a Tim Holtz die and embossed them with distress. Added some metal washers and fasteners.
I used some Sarah Naumann stamps for the title which was stamped on smoothy card and torn around the edges then sewn onto some crackly tissue..and there you have it...
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  1. Gosh, that looks fabulous! I haven't done this day's projects and probably won't get time to now!

  2. Gorgeous background and I love how you've incorporated those gears in your vine to make flowers - fabulous idea.

    Sam xxx

  3. your crunchy wax paper looks aaaawesome! and it makes your embellies really pop! yep, love it!


  4. Oh wow Lin, this is beautiful! The crunchy wax paper is really beautiful and I love the burlap and lace border. Such a good idea for the flowers too.

    Lesley Xx

  5. Very nice. Like the cog and leaf combination.

  6. This is gorgeous. Your waxy paper turned out brilliantly and those flowers are great x.

  7. Love your crunchy background and those leaves ribbon, beautiful cover !


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