Hello dear crafters, Ana here and I am so pleased to bring you the first Sponsor Spotlight of 2015!
This month we are sponsored by wonderful Nicecrane Designs.
They have a huge assortment of gorgeous digital images and I really had a hard
time choosing a favourite one to use...
Well, finally I decided on this gorgeous steampunk collection...
If you like it and if you would like to try something similar, here are the steps through the process:
First I printed Nicecrane Designs images in two sizes.
I like the barometer image and for me almost look like a clock so I decided that I will use it that way.
I took the bigger image and cut the centre out, then I put it on old book and trace around it, so I knew where to cut.
I cut the book and applied E6000 glue on one side. Because I wanted the pages to be stuck together well, I used clamps and left everything overnight to dry.
Then I started making covers...
I like recycling so I used some old chocolate box and cut 3 pieces, slightly bigger than my pages were.
I put it together, left the space between (thicknesses of the cardboard), then attached with masking tape.
I attached the crushed tissue paper with Mod Podge and let dry.
Then I used dark brown, black and a little bit of gold acrylic paint and paint the covers. When the paint was dry I used gold embossing powder on the edges and also with stamp on the back side.
If you will try to make something similar, don’t worry if your tissue paper will lift up during heating the embossing powder, you can use Mod Podge and seal the covers again.
I took bottle cap and place it in my Big Shot (sandwich with one tab and two acrylic plates), so the edges turned outside.
My bottle cap had a plastic fill inside, which I melted with heating gun and then remove.
I also used black alcohol ink and sand paper, so I reached old, used look.
I took two filigrees and cut them on half, then attached them to bottom of bottle cap.
I used the centre of smaller barometer image and glued it to the bottle cap, and then everything attached to the front cover.
I applied the Glossy Accents on the image and left to dry.
My book pages were already glued, so I measured and cut the circles on the pages, then burn the edges.
I left few whole pages and there I glued beautiful clock machine image, also purchased at Nicecrane Designs.
I used some old gears and distressed them with alcohol inks, then glued the randomly on the circle edges.
On the first page I glued my focal image – barometer.
Once again I applied E6000 glue on side of the pages and attached them to the covers....left to dry and taaa daaa...the book was finished....
...do you like it?
Would you like to have some great images from Nicecrane Designs?
....visit them and choose some wonderful images....
If you like Nicecrane Designs then why not enter our current challenge - one lucky entrant will receive a voucher to spend on Nicecrane images - What a wonderful treat!
And of course you could always be the winner of the challenge and be invited to be our Top Talent. You could be basking in the spotlight right here at Our Creative Corner!
All you have to do is enter the 'Christmas Leftovers' challenge hosted by Pamellia - Come and share your Festive Leftovers with us!