I was more than a bit surprised when I received an invite from Darcy to appear on the blog tonight. Once I had accepted panic set in! I decided to decorate a small Idea-ology folio using a couple of my favourite Lynn Perella stamps and some crunchy wax paper
It started off like this…
I did intend to make my own folio from a well known online shop but one of my crafty friends already did it so had to think of a plan B!
I painted it inside and out with little black dress, then covered the front and back in crumpled up tissue paper. When it was dry I took some cut and dry and started adding layers of colour using fresco finish paints in chocolate, pudding, cinnamon, toffee, french roast, marlin, pumpkin soup and hey pesto. When it was dry I added copper and sapphire treasure gold and fern green archival ink just rubbing it on in different places until I was happy
I covered the inside of the folio using the prima script paper. Next I set about making some pockets to go inside to hold tags atc’s altered playing cards or anything you like really. I made a kind of concertina pocket from craft paper from a sainsbury's note book so that you can put something in with embellishments etc on them.
I embossed some crunchy wax paper to put on the front of the pockets. I lightly brushed the front of them with some sapphire treasure gold and fern green archival ink.
(before I added the treasure gold).
As you can see you can fit in any size tag so it’s a handy little thing to keep all your little treasures in
Back to the front I stamped the main image from LP026 onto Chatsworth paper and heat embossed in black. I then cut her out and collaged the pen onto the image. I used some embellishments from my stash to make up the cover. Adding the final touches with copper treasure gold
I thoroughly enjoyed this project once I got into it and love all the little pockets. I am really pleased with the way it turned out. I am very tempted to make a few more to keep my ever growing collection of tags and treasures that are mounting up on my desk!!
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