As promised, I'm back to share the first couple pages from the Art Parts binder I finished yesterday. Click HERE to see the details if you missed yesterday's post....
All the pages were cut from chipboard (the backer boards from paper stacks are *perfect* for book pages), covered with paper from Tim's new Crowded Attic paper stash, reinforcers added to the holes for binder rings, the outside corners rounded with a Corner Chomper to match the book covers, and then wrapped tissue tape around all the edges.
Here's page 1 (front):
Started with color wash sprays in red pepper, meadow and butterscotch. Let the colors run together & bleed, then blotted with paper towels, and repeated to intensify colors.
Used letters from the Ransom alpha parts set to spell out "spring" - dabbed with Inka Gold (green) and then smudged with a little jet black archival ink (finger tips work well for this).
Used the new mini rosette die to cut the rosette pattern from card stock. Used 1 medium and 2 small rosettes, with vintage buttons threaded with hemp hot-glued as centers. Stems are from a heavy jute, with book text leaves inked with peeled paint distress ink.
Finished off this page with my all-to-frequently-and-recently-used-favorite technique.... (*drippage*).... just love using white airbrush paint, straight from the bottle, dripped from the top of the page and sprayed with water to bleed and run. I like the fact that I never know exactly where the drips will go - and with this page, I love that it dripped over and around the elements that were already glued down. Stay tuned.... more drippage to come in the following pages....
And on that note... here's page 1 (back):
Also started this page with color wash sprays - stream, butterscotch, and espresso. As promised...more white drippage, but this time did the dripping before any other elements were glued down. I've been *dying* to use the new umbrella man die, so started by gluing dictionary paper on grungeboard, and then ran it through the Vagabond.... whom I have named "Vivian".... she's fabulous! Inked said man with brushed corduroy distress ink, with black soot around the edges for definition.
Cut the canvas heart with the movers & shapers die, sprayed with red pepper color wash, added "Believe" philosophy tag with lettering accented with snow white paint dabber.
As chance would have it.... the dictionary page I used above actually had the word "umbrella" on it... and it was already mounted on grungeboard.... and it wasn't part of the umbrella man die-cutting... so I decided to cut it down and add it to the piece!
Singin' in the rain was done on the DYMO labeler - quick way to say whatever you want! Outlined each word with white gel pen. Music notes were cut from sizzlits dies, black card stock, and given a layer of glossy accents.
There you have it.... 1 page down.... 3 more to go.... come back tomorrow to see what's next!
Thanks for stopping by - see you tomorrow!