Good Tuesday morning to you all and I hope that you are all well.
Today I thought I would share with you a decorated notebook that was one of the projects on our recent Dabble Day at Let's Create.
This was a very plain and very boring grey board notebook when we started and it finished off to be quite a pretty and glitzy one.
First of all we covered the grey board front and back with acrylic medium and covered this with tissue paper and created some texture by wrinkling the tissue paper up whilst still wet. We then covered the tissue again with the acrylic medium and put aside to dry.
I had previously cut out die cut flowers for everyone so that we could save a little time. You could choose whatever die cuts or punched pieces that you like and that would fit in with the theme of the decoration.
Several layers of die cuts were stuck together to create a thicker board like appearance and then adhered to the tissue layer. We also added small squares of hessian and a few buttons to give more interest and texture. We then brushed black gesso all over the front and back and at this point the whole project looks a little daunting! Now came the exciting part - we stippled (or brushed according to preference) the liquid buff-it to cover the die cuts and hessian mixing the colours in patches. the buff-it dries quite quickly so we didn't have to wait too long before fixing the notebook back together with the book rings and added some final detail with the organza ribbon around the rings.
Everyone said that they enjoyed the project and will definitely be trying it again on other projects as well as on notebooks.
We have the liquid buff it on our website letscreateartandcrafts.co.uk in a range of different colours if you would like to have a go at this yourself. Have a look at the gorgeous colours that we have. Remember P and P is free over a £10 purchase!
Thankyou for popping in and taking a look at todays offering and I would really appreciate if you left a comment to let me know that you have been and what you think to the project.
I will be back again on Thursday but until then, take care and
Bye for now