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I had so much fun making this.
I hope you like it.
It was pretty straight forward to make but if anyone is interested or would like to know more details, I have added instructions below.
To make this
The front frame
Take one half of a *book cover and using a craft knife, cut out an aperture to the required size and scuff up the edges to distress a little.
*please note the book cover I used was blue in color.
Apply some blue craft paint to the frame using a dry brush.
Again using a dry brush apply some white craft paint.
Stamp the music image, using blue paint, randomly onto the frame.
Paint the flat filigree corner embellishments with white craft paint and attach them to each corner of the frame using silicon glue.
Put the frame to one side for the moment.
The Main Piece.
Cut out a piece of ply wood the same size as the book cover frame and apply a coat of gesso and two coats of white paint.
Attach a piece of white mulberry paper to one half of the ply wood using PVA glue.
Attach a book page to the other half of the plywood again, using PVA glue and leave to dry.
Paint over the mulberry paper and book page with a thin coat of white paint and leave to dry.
Using a metal leaf embellishment and some Distress Ink, stencil a leaf pattern onto the mulberry paper.
Stamp the Wren, using grey ink, two times onto separate pieces of white card.
Out of one of the stamped image, cut out the complete Wren image including the frame.
Out of the second stamped image, cut out just the center square of the image (The Wren and Script) and color.
Attach these two pieces together using a foam tab.
Stamp the Music and Bird Background onto a piece of white card using grey ink.
Using a stencil, apply some Distress Ink to make the dotty pattern.
Stamp the Poe quote using grey ink.
Paint the Tree with white craft paint, leave to dry and add a touch of blue Distress Ink to the edges.
Glue the book cover frame and the decorated plywood piece together using PVA or a strong glue and leave to dry.
Attach the Music and Bird stamped piece using glue.
Attach the double layer Wren piece using glue.
Attach the tree and add button embellishments using silicon glue.
Attach the quote to the bottom corner using a foam tab and a spot of glue.
Attach a piece of string for hanging purposes.
That’s all from me today.
Take care and have a great weekend.