I know – vintagey is not a word. At least not a real one… I still love that word to describe projects that have a vintage feel like this one.
This project was a ton of work, but a true labor of love. This is the project that I wrote about a few days ago that I was dreaming of finishing. And now, it is done. And I am thrilled.
I am a lover of chipboard. I always have been. It is amazing to me the shear endless possibilities for it. This project was a chance for me to stretch my creative abilities at some level and try something new yet again. One of my favorite things right now is layering – layering products together like bling on buttons, mixed with jewels and trims, etc… I love creating little vignettes of prettiness on a page and this project allowed for that and I love the looks it creates!
Here a list (hopefully almost everything) of what I used:
- paper, album, chipboard tools, and embellies from Melody Ross for GCD Studios
- Buttons, pins, stickers, and journaling blocks from Jenni Bowlin
- Pins from Maya Road
- Paintable embellishments from Pink Paislee
- Glimmer Mist
- Punches, scissors, and craft knife from Fiskars
- paint from Ranger – Claudine Hellmuth
- Collage Pauge
- alphas from The Girls’ Paperie
- Charms from 7 Gypsies
- Bling and Buttons from Bazzill Basics
- Flowers from Prima
- Tickets, inker, distress inks, and sander from Tim Holtz
- Vintage ribbon, trims, buttons, keys, sweater clip, etc…
- misc. bling
Here’s how I created the base of the book itself prior to embellishing…
- Create stencil with punch and paint image on front of album.
- Lightly mist with water and use chipboard tools to create images.
- Lightly paint cover, leaving blank spaces.
- Once paint is dry, apply glaze to cover (mix of collage pauge and brown paint) This creates a feeling of aged wood on the cover.
- Cover some pages with paper. Trim with knife and sand edges.
- Paint all pages – blank and with paper – with glaze to create wood feeling and old wallpaper look.
- Let all of this dry overnight.
Now, the base is built and it is time to play… here is how I finished my book… I hope you enjoy looking at it.