I've had the Eileen Hull Journal Die for a couple three months now, and a pile of die-cut covers has been sitting looking at me. So this week I got started on them. I couldn't decide whether to make a bright colourful one or a grungy one, so I made both at the same time, working on one while the other was drying. Here's the bright colourful one.
I was the lucky recipient of a Tim Holtz goodie bag on Creative Chemistry 102, and the goodies came wrapped in this fabulous tissue paper. Which was far too nice to use, or throw away, so I would just stroke it every so often. But now, I have a roll of the stuff, so I've finally psyched myself up to use it.
(Ooh, did I tell you, I've got a place on the Tim Holtz Creative Chemistry Live UK Edition? Yep, Tim's coming over here to teach. When the tickets first went on sale, the website broke with the demand, so all bets were off. When they went back on sale, it was the most nerve-wracking time ever - my blood pressure must have been off the scale! Anyway, I got a ticket, yay!).
Where was I?
I stuck down the tissue with Multi Medium Matte, then finger-painted with translucent PaperArtsy Fresco paints. I did some outlining with a black Caran d'Ache Neocolour II crayon and dragged a wet paintbrush round. If you look closely at the butterfly's body you can see some white pen marks. I also added some white paint splatters.
A bit more work with the white pen and Caran d'Ache. I coloured the 'horlogerie' red first.
Here's a look at the full cover. I used STAMPlorations Mixed Media Grunge stamps down the spine and around the edges of the front and back.
Here's the inside. A bit in-yer-face ;) The elastic cord is 1.5mm from Tailormouse.co.uk.
So here's the grungy version. I really like it, but looking at the photo, it probably needs something else. Maybe when a closure is added it'll look better.
Here's a close-up of the graphite texture paste.
And the PaperArtsy Pewter Fresco metallic paint stencilling, along with some splattering:
Stamping on the spines and a bit of leftover tissue paper:
Love me those grunge stamps!
Here's the insides:
Brayered Fresco paints, stencilling and stamping. The elastic cord is 1mm from Tiger.
I've made another, but your glass must be finished by now. And I haven't poured mine yet, so I'll save that for another post. Cheers!