Woohoo! It's Friday
time to get ready for the weekend
Hope the weather is good for you
but if not, here's Hazel Harler
with a terrific idea to share
"Hi everybody. I make quite a lot of postcards
and store them in a box but thought
they would look better in an album.
I found this photograph album in a charity shop -
it's exactly the right size for my postcards,
you could also cover a notebook or journal.
I started by pulling the album apart.
I cut the spine of as well
These are the paints I'm using.
I used a 12" x 12" sheet of paper as an
A4 sheet wouldn't have been large enough
to cover both covers.
I used a brayer to build up layers of paint.
I stencilled some shapes and used an old
credit card to make the lines
I used the prepared paper to cover the covers.
I stamped the Tracy Scott stamps onto
tissue paper and book pages
I used matte medium to adhere the tissue paper images.
I fussy cut the book page flowers and adhered
them over the tissue paper floweres
I gave the covers a coating of matte medium
and when it had dried I coloured the images
with some indian ink markers
I filled in some gaps with a postmark stamp,
added some small metal paper clips,
remnant rubs and some clippings stickers.
A close up showing the paper clips.
I enjoyed looking through my postcards
and gluing them to the album pages.
I spent ages putting the album together
and threading the ribbon through the holes -
I then decided that I didn't like the ribbon
I felt a lot happier after removing the ribbon
and using bookrings with lots of different
coloured ribbons tied to them.
Fresco Finish paints.
Paper to cover the covers.
Brayer, stencils and and old store/credit card.
Paperartsy/Tracy Scott stamps.
Tissue paper and book pages.
Indian ink markers, I used pitt pens.
Small metal paperclips.
Tim Holtz remnent rubs and clipping stickers.
What a fun way to store your
postcards Hazel. Thanks
so much for sharing
Think it is time to scout the
Charity shops, of which this town
has very, very, many.........