A little concertina Book project to share today featuring some old and new stamps from Crafty Individuals which were featured on the CI show on Hochanda TV this morning and yesterday. If you didn’t see the shows, do check those out on the Hochanda website. There is a rewind facility. Super duper demos from Jean Hardy and the CI design team made fantastic projects. There was even a carousel….amazing!
For this book there are a lot of photos. I decided to photo each half page and some times in the middle but if you can imagine it is a concertina book all in one and decorated on both sides.
For the base I have used craft card. I was surprised at how well that took paint. I bought it for card making but to be honest I couldn’t get on with it.
All of the pages have had a coat of gesso and then painted with acrylic craft paint.
The texture has been created using stencils and gesso. I do like texture paste but for this I wanted it to dry quickly so I used gesso. Also, some times texture paste can make the card buckle depending on the thickness and quality of it.
Some of the circles have been created using various plastic bottle and pen tops dipped in paint. The straight lines have been made using using the edge of a square die dipped in paint. A ruler or credit card will do the same. Anything that is rigid.
I used Black Staz-on for the stamping. Normally an Archival ink is better to stamp with onto a painted surface but the staz-on worked ok.
Thanks for looking,
Take care all,