Friday, 11 January 2013

Vintaj week - Neil

Have you thought about turning your Vintaj altered blanks into teeny book? Well, if there is one person on a DT who would do this, it would have to be our "book addict" Neil. 
I absolutely LOVE this tiny book, isn't it adorable? 
Let us know what you think in a comment below.. 

I know most of the time Vintaj is used to create jewellery but for this I wanted to try something different so I decided to try to make a tiny book!
I started out by embossing the brass blanks with one of the Vintaj embossing folders. Then, using a selection of the paints I covered the front and back with colour. (Note; when using these paints, they are designed to dry very quickly so you only need to put a single drop onto the craft sheet of the colours you are using, you can always add more if needed)

Once it's dry, (you can use a heat gun but just remember it will heat up the metal so leave to cool.) take the Vintaj sanding/buffing pad and begin to burnish using the darker grey side. This will remove the paint and reveal the brass beneath. 

To make the pages of the book I used strips of white card, created an accordion fold using 3 strips joined together and glued the backs together to create pages. These were coloured with Walnut Stain Distress Stain and the pages edged with Tarnished Brass Distress Metallic Stain.

To put everything together I took a small piece of binding cloth cut to size made a hole and inserted a jump ring. This was stuck to the pages using strong double sided tape to create the spine. Then I covered the backs of the brass plates with the double sided tape and adhered them to the pages

To finish I added some old jewellery to the jump ring and there you have it, one tiny gorgeous little book!


Vintaj brass blanks - 29mm journal page
Distress Stains - Walnut Stain and Tarnished Brass

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