Friday, 30 August 2013
It's all about Fashion
I am here today to squeeze in one last post before September...I was given a fantastic set of Graphic 45 papers for my birthday in June (A Ladies' Diary Collection) and I was so happy with them. Gorgeous vintage fashion - beautiful papers - almost seemed a shame to use them (yes I know there are some fellow paper hoarders out there!)
My daughter is a bit of a fashion fan. Actually to say 'a bit' is quite an understatement. She is totally completely and utterly fascinated with Fashion. She wants to be a dress designer when she grows up and she is passionate about vintage costumes. So I thought these papers would be ideal to make something for her and I decided to make a book. Something to inspire her and also a wish from me that she never loses sight of her dreams......
I cut out several pages for the book from ivory card. To decorate the cover I painted the sides with Old Gold Fresco Paint and then covered with crackle glaze. When that was dry I painted it with Nougat Fresco Paint and watched the crackles magically appear.
I then dry brushed some Chocolate Pudding Fresco paint around the edges
Then I cut out several pieces from the papers to decorate the pages. I used various sewing themed stamps using Potting Soil Archival ink (my latest favourite). A few dabs here and there of Vintage Photo DI added a lovely vintage shabby look.
I punched holes in the edges of each page and attached all the pages together with rusty wire bended into rings. I collected up some ribbony bits and some metal charms and other dressmaking related treats. I wound some embroidery cotton around a mini cotton reel and chose a mother-of-pearl button as well as scissors and sewing machine.
For the cover I selected several gorgeous pictures and buttons. These were added to a torn piece of book paper that had been painted with watered down Snowflake Fresco Paint and inked with Vintage Photo DI. Two words from the chit-chat stickers were inked with Vintage Photo DI and two pins were pushed through some lace.
Hope you like this mini Vintage Fashion book! My daughter certainly did! ;o)
Thanks so much for being here! See you in September!