November 20, 2012

Tuesday Tutorial Time #3

Woo Hoo!!!  It's that time again  - Tuesday Tutorial Time!  Feel like getting a little messy?  This week Kim DuBois is showing us how to make some fun "up-cycled" paper!   This is a quick and fun project that has all kinds of uses!  For this project, Kim will show us how to cover a composition book!

For this tutorial you will need:

Vintage book paper or script patterned paper (we have some great inkable/paintable background papers from Bazzill!)
Twinkling H20s for watercoloring
Perfect Pearl Sprays in coordinating colors to your H20s
Ranger Embossing Ink
Black Archival Ink
Clear Embossing Powder
Aged Embossing Powder (Aqua used in this sample)
Tim Holtz Distress Stains
Heat Gun
Solid Image Stamps
Bone Folder for burnishing

1.  Get your twinkling H20s plenty wet, then use strokes of color to watercolor your text pages.

2. Use your punches to create masks out of spare paper.  Place the masks as desired over the watercolored background paper, then spray Perfect Pearls mist over the entire page. 

3. Dry the page, then peel up and remove the punched masks.  Reserve the masks.

4. Make sure page is completely dry.  Rub with antistatic padf.  Ink stamp with clear embossing ink, stamp randomly on the page.  Sprinkle aged embossing powder; tap excess powder off of page.  Use heat gun to emboss.  

5.  Add color as desired using Distress Stains.  Then glue some of of your sprayed masks randomly onto the page; they should not be in the places you had them before, so you should see both the open places where the masks were and the new places where the masks are glued.  

6.  Measure the paper so that there is enough to cover the opened composition book in both length and height, with a little extra to fold over on the front and back covers.  Adhere the paper to the outside of the composition book, then fold the excess over and adhere to the inside of the front and back covers.  Use bone folder to burnish. 

7.  Use bone folder to burnish the entire outside of the book, removing any wrinkles or bubbles.

8.  Stamp edges of book with black archival ink and dry.  This can be with different stamps than you used before.  

9. Cover the entire surface of the book with clear embossing ink.  Sprinkle with clear embossing powder and heat emboss.  

10.  You can use the same color/emboss technique and some left over masks and punches to make cute flower embellishments, as Kim did here:

Here's a look at the back of the book:

And here's a few color alterations:

Many thanks to Kim for sharing this fun tutorial!  If you have the chance to try it, feel free to post some pictures of your work - we'd love to see them!

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