To start this new week I am laying DT samples to the side for the moment to share with you a notebook I have altered.
Many of you will have heard of NiceCrane Designs. If not, then you will discover a wealth of images for sale HERE. Not so long ago Ignacio generously sent my way Muse of Poets to play with. I knew immediately that I would be using one of the images to alter a notebook cover.When working with digital images I always consider first the size of the image and surface I will choose to print it onto. I knew from the outset I would be covering the notebook with laces I had previously stained so in this instance printing onto glossy or regular cardstock would not provide the appearance I was aiming for but I did dither, undecided if to choose TAP or canvas printer paper. In the end I opted for canvas printer paper. The detail is exquisite even on this textured surface. Unusually for me I didn’t ink the edges all I did was abrade the edges for texture trimming with some fragments of the stained lace.Underneath the layers of lace, in some areas there are three layers of lace, I first laid down artist canvas sheet, this is not the same as the printing surface.
The rear of the notebook I left unadorned. I wonder, can you see the stamped script? I stamped the beautitful script from Oxford Impressions Venezia stamp plate directly onto the artist canvas sheet.The subsequent layers of lace are in actual fact the same vintage lace except the top layers were stained which is exactly what I did with the seam binding. Picot edged ribbon creates a bookmark. Ignacio, thank you for your generosity in sending Muse of Poets for me to have fun with.
I will share another project using Muse of Poets very soon and in the meantime this notebook will be laid aside until nearer Christmas as I actually made this with a lovely friend in mind to send as a Christmas gift. Yes, my Christmas preparations are finally underway!
This coming week I will share the first of my Halloween DT samples. There will be nothing sinister on display! I also have some Crafty Individuals samples to share with you using some of their new stamps.
Here’s to a week brimming with creativity for all of us.
02 Sep 2013 30 Comments