Saturday, 23 May 2009
Nautical Concertina Book
Another late post, got distracted watching Britain's Got Talent.
I had a lovely day today at the workshop playing with lots of messy stuff! Some of the ladies on a Skipton ATC meet called in, it sounds as if you have all had a brilliant day out too!
Here's another idea for a concertina book, this time a 4 panel book. I have embossed the scrunch technique for the covers, it adds another texture. I have incorporated gold leaf on the inside panels. I embossed onto acetate with Moonglow embossing powders (obsidians) then added double-sided sticky sheet to the back. The gold leaf was then added on the back on the sticky side.
You need to add another full piece of double-sided sticky tape to the back (adding it onto the gold leafing) as wet glue or normal DST around the edges will spoil the gold leafing. It is better to cover the whole piece and the glue will not show and will give a good finish. I then cut it out and mounted it onto gold mirri card before adding to the book on panels 2 and 4, as well as on the front cover.
The 4th panel has a card attached to it where I added a greeting. Stampman, Ian, received this for his birthday from me a few years ago, it would also be ideal for Father's Day.