Friday, 16 March 2018

Anything Goes Week - Rustic Binder by Hannah Oxberry

Hi all, Hannah here with a grungy project especially for "Anything Goes" Week.

Featuring a brand new binders from Tando Creative, I wanted to try out blending paper techniques with my go to crackle layers. 

The binder itself has a bendy spine and a fold-over on the cover giving a great wrap around effect. 
I begun by painting the entire cover in DecoArt Chalky Finish Relic to give a deep base layer. On to this I added layers of Decoupage papers. A layer of Chalky Finish Treasure was added for a pop of colour, and rubbed back to give a grungy look, revealing the layers underneath.

Layers of Americana Decor Crackle Medium and Chalky Finish Everlasting give a weather worn effect, while washes further aged the cover. Again, these have been rubbed back in places to ensure the layers created show through.

Embellishments such as this heart have been added, along with 3mm pearls. 

To draw the layers together I have added Decoupage paper cut outs as a top layer, mirroring the base layers. This also adds a personalised dimension.

In keeping with the aged look of the cover, I wanted to replicate the same vibe inside the binder too. Using various old papers, ripped down to measure 14cm x 11.5cm, the selection of papers have been hole punched and added to the binder.

I hope you have enjoyed this project, until next time - happy crafting!

Hannah x


Natalie Harris said...

This is a fab project hannah .ive been watching your brae reese shows on tv ..i love the techniques youve used here and i have some of the decoart products youve used so i may have to try this out .tando products you and decoart are a match made in heaven xbrilliant tut hannah xx

Karin said...

Fab project x