Dale here, with my final DT project. THANK YOU to Sakura Hobby Craft, Terri Sproul and the whole DT for a LOVELY experience.
As I have stated before, I enjoy shopping at thrift stores. When I see old unloved books, I usually bring the real sad ones home. I can use the pages for collage, or art journaling or make into paper fabric.
The book covers sometimes are falling off and that is where this week's project originated.
A set of book covers (sorry forgot to take photos right at the start) that I gessoed, then added all kinds of chipboard or textural embellishments with gel medium. I let them dry completely then gessoed the whole cover again.
This is where the FUN of 3D Crystal Lacquer and all the Terri Sproul Mixers comes in.
I put a blob of 3D Crystal lacquer onto my palette in 6 areas, then added the Mixers and mixed well. I, then, painted the areas on the book covers that I wanted with the bright colours.
Any leftover mixed 3D Crystal Lacquer/Mixer I painted on all the other areas, then used a baby wipe to rub off so it was a faded look. Then, I cover the whole front and back covers with a layer of 3D Crystal Lacquer.
I added a hairband with a brad to the back cover, then used duct tape to make a centre binding (2 layers) before gluing thick scrapbook paper to the inside covers.
To the front cover, I tied one of the bezel fobs to the hairband.
Now is a great time to try a project like this or one you like it, because you can get 20% off your entire purchase at Sakura Hobby Craft for the month ofAugust. Just enter aug08 at checkout!