Monday, 12 March 2018

Anything goes

Hi everyone Dee here with my latest post for Tando Creative. I have for you today a sample I made for Di when she launched these fabulous books on Hachonda. I have been playing around with making my own tissue papers and the different effects you can get with them so I have incorporated these into my little book. Also a little bit of home made embossed embellishments.

This is the front cover which I started by painting it with Raw umber, I followed with
weather wood in areas. Next I applied a layer of thinly applied crackle paint.

Once dried and crackled I went in with a fine brush and applied further raw umber to the spin of the book and area's that I wanted it to look worn. Next just a little watery Quinacridone gold to give it a slight rust look. A very watery wash was applied over the whole book then some gold Media Interference was applied.
The inside cover I completed like the front but instead of applying leatherwood in patches I applied it all over then gave a light coat of crackle paste and allowed to dry then went in with washes of raw umber and cardamon red.
For the actual inside book years ago I bought a load of boxed children's cardboard books
well it fitted perfectly inside the cover so i stripped the coating of the book's pages 
and gave a coat of gesso to all the pages. 
I wanted when you opened it to feel like you had come across an old treasure like a secret map, spells. The tissue paper that I have been making were perfect for this but you could use any type of tissue paper.
Although the I used 2 different tissue papers I combined them to make each page different.
And on each page a little piece of embossing of some kind has been added to just give that contrast.

This page got slightly damaged as the glue caught it but i Quite liked that so left it alone but looking at it I wish I had just blended it slightly. So tip to you all make sure your pages are dry before closing them as they will rip.

Finally all the edges of the inside pages were embossed, and gold embossing with chocolate baroque stamps was put onto the front cover to give a focal point and was all wrapped together with cord and beads. 
I hope you have all enjoyed my post and thank you for dropping by.
Cheers Dee X 

Products used

Paints, crackle pastes & mediums are all Deco art products from the media line.

Stamps from my stash,
Tissue paper my own.


Dana Tatar said...

Stunning work Dee!

Dee Adams said...

Thank you Dana x

Natalie Harris said...

Absolutely love this dee ..saying that i love all your makes xx

Dee Adams said...

Thank you Natalie x