Friday 6 April 2012

Leafing week: vintage catwalk in a book

Where does Gio find all her ideas? I will always wonder. She surprises me week after week. Today, she made a beautiful altered book using the Crafty Individuals vintage ladies and of course gilding flakes.

An old little book from the thrift store can become a vintage catwalk.

I put some glue on the three sides of the book, holding together all the pages with one hand (you can use clips too)
Once dry, I drew a gothic arch and  I cut out the niche with an exacto knife.
I glued  some vintage image and text along with pieces of lace. I gessoed everything.
To colour the background, I used Spun Sugar Distress Stain and TeaDye Distress Ink. When dry, covered the sides of the book with the glue and then I applied the copper gilding flakes using a soft paintbrush.

I stamped the two ladies and other details using Jet Black StazOn and 
CI-306 - French corset and CI-324 - Refreshing cool and bright voiles then I coloured them with different Distress Inks and Zig BrusH2O Waterbrush. 

I added some pieces of lace to two stamped corsets and I glued them to two tiny metallic dress hangers.

CI-324 - Refreshing cool and bright voiles
CI-306 - French corset
StazOn ink Jet black
Distress inks: Worn Lipstick/TeaDye/Mustard Seed/Spun Sugar/DustyConcord
Distress Stain Spun Sugar
Claudine Hellmuth MultiMedium 

See you tomorrow


  1. WOW!!! That is absolutely Gorgeous!!!

  2. A gorgeous altered book, I particularly love the 'dresses'. xx

  3. What an incredible piece of work, got my mind working overtime on how to do something similar.....thanks.

  4. This is a Gio one-off can we do anything like this type of project? I am amazed at how the whole project has come together so delicately and I am scuppered as to how you come up with such ideas! Super work! Thanks for the amazing inspiration!

  5. Gorgeous project.


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