The time has come to get those
photos off the digital devices
and into something we can all
pass round and at the same
time show off our creativity!
Angela Radford is starting us
off with her altered book:
" Hi all Angela here to show you how I've
started my new holiday album.
I found this old book amongst my collection
and decided it was just the thing.
This is one lovely old book.
I started by removing some of the pages
and then glueing some together to
strengthen them ready for use.
This type of book has stitched pages
which means it will not fall apart when
the pages are removed
You may wish to cut away more or less pages
depending on how dimensional
your art work will be.
Now we can start to journal.
I began with some Tim Holtz stencils
and Grunge paste.
I love this one as it reminds me of the sea.
At this stage I started to add some of my
found and collected ephemera.
Then painted over this with Gesso.
Started adding colour using Distress Oxide reinkers.
Just three drops at the top left.....
Spray with water and move the book around
so that the inks spreads.
Everything looks a bit messy at this stage
but trust me it gets better!
At this stage I replaced the stencils to add
more colour using the Distress Inks.
Here I've added some text stamping and dots.
Outline smudge and blend around those
images you want to stand out
with a black alcohol pen.
And complete the pages by adding more images.
My focal image was a beer mat that I found
and I liked it so much just had to include it
as it reminded me of our days by the sea.
I hope to maybe show you some more pages
in the future but that's all for now.
Happy crafting, Angela xXx
Thank you Angela, I love the book
so far......... Looking forward to
I love to use one thing to
make another don't you?
As for ring pulls - I predict
these may well become a
crafting must have, so get
I find the ones you see in
the road are very good as
they get flattened by the
cards running over them
and don't add so much
bulk to your project......
or you could take a hammer
to the one you've just pulled
off that can of fizz........!!