vintagey goodness…

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:

Here’s how I created the base of the book itself prior to embellishing…

  1. Create stencil with punch and paint image on front of album.         
  2. Lightly mist with water and use chipboard tools to create images.
  3. Lightly paint cover, leaving blank spaces.                                                
  4. 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.                                                                                              
  5. Cover some pages with paper.  Trim with knife and sand edges.                                                                                             
  6. Paint all pages – blank and with paper – with glaze to create wood feeling and old wallpaper look.                                                                                                                           
  7. 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.


vintagey goodness… — 5 Comments

  1. Hi Stephenie, I love this album, and it feels vintage-y. The paints and inks you used give it a time worn and well loved look. Very Cool.


  2. I love it Steph! My brain doesn’t think in vintage, so Im totally jealous.

  3. I totally thought Vintagey was a word. 🙂 this is so beautiful. I’m with Meghan, my mind doesn’t work like this, but I wish it did.

  4. If something of mine looks vintagy, it usually means it’s been out on the patio a long time, or it is REALLY old.

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