Sunday, February 28, 2016


Hello all, 
Thank You for visiting my blog 
Today I'm  sharing with you an altered book I created using
This paper is so elegant & lends itself to a variety of different styles

My book was made by tearing out some of pages from a reading book
(‘Good Wives’) 
& gluing pages together to get the thickness I desired.
When dry I sprayed pages & covers with white gesso.
I cut a hole to make a  frame into one set of glued pages (x 3 times)
Sorry forgot to take a photo... oops 

Gathering fabric, muslin, various laces, ribbons, inks, paper & other bits & pieces
the fun began... 

Front & back covers were painted with cream paint over white gesso 
& muslin was adhered 
Front cover has Chantilly lace glued onto muslin with 
another piece of torn muslin over

Chipboard arched gate & vines was sprayed with gesso, adding glue & sprinkling with glitter, cream ribbon to tie was adhered behind gateway,

Metal butterfly was covered with gold paint & rubbed to shine
and  velvet flowers added
 glue inside fly sheet to cover muslin overlap from the cover
I left these blank so I can write a greeting or sentiment on when I gift it on. 
  Inked edges in combination of gold& khaki ink
Tore calico to cover page, added all papers, trims, gold glitter, flower & gold twisted thread.

Covered frame in crumpled tissue, spread crackle paste when dry rubbed with gold metallic to highlight crackle. Ink edges.
On page behind added paper & muslin,
Glued pages together added photo into frame, trimmed with laces, ribbons, brads flowers & twisted gold thread.
Covered page in embroidered organza,
Add papers, ephemera, pearl trim,metal flower, dodo vine& velvet flower
Gold glitter on edge of printed page to finish
Cover around frame with calico, glue paper to page behind centering the frame
Glue these pages together,
 Covered page in Chantilly lace fussy cut butterfly & small roses, added metal flower, pearl brad, velvet flower & pearl trim 

Calico frame trimmed with fussy cut ephemera lace metal trim & velvet flower with seam binding ..
glue pages to back cover
Ta da .. all done
I loved playing with these pretties & using various laces I've had for many years
the Chantilly lace was from a wedding gown my mother made & I dyed the lace
$ 200.00 in the days nearly 40 years ago (a fortune) 
the embroidered organza was a trimming on a dress I bought from a charity shop 
and made my daughter a dress from also nearly 40 years ago
I know I'm a hoarder... LOL !!!   

Make yourselves a cuppa & visit 
Megs Garden blog to check out the amazing work created by the Garden Team
& also the website  to find gorgeous stuff for your stash 

Happy Scrapping my friends 
Hugz Annette xx

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