Wednesday, 24 February 2016

Steampunk Notebook by Alison Hall


Hi Everyone! This is my husband's work notebook. It was a plain black cover, and he asked me to alter it, so that it didn't look like everyone else's. I chose to use that wonderful Carabelle Studio fella again. He loved it!
 
 
 
 



Here's what I used... 


That's Crafty! Dinky Stencil - Steampunk Cog Background (being released very soon!)
Faber-Castell Double Scoop Gelatos - Spearmint, Green Tea, Cotton Candy, Blueberry
Ranger Archival Ink - Jet Black, Forget-Me-Not

 

Here's what I did...


1. I began by painting the whole cover, front and back, with white gesso. I gave it a couple of coats. 

2. Next, I used a palette knife to apply grunge paste through the steampunk cogs Dinky Stencil. I did this in a few places, on the front and back. 

3. I scribbled with the blue and green Gelatos along the top of the cover, then spritzed with water and used a paintbrush to help the colours drip down and around the stencilling. You can see some lovely drips on the back of the cover. 
 
 
 
 


4. I used the black Archival ink to partially stamp a background with the French Lily Background and the Alphabets by Ana, then stamped the messy writing with Forget-me-Not ink.

5. I stamped the Man & Bird onto white tissuestock with black Archival ink, tore around the image, then used Matte Medium to adhere it to the cover. I also stamped the phrase from this set in black, just above the bird. 

6. To finish, I sealed the whole cover using a couple of coats of PaperArtsy Satin Glaze.

 

I hope I've inspired you to alter something today. 

Alison x

11 comments:

  1. Love love love, everything about it!! Thanks for sharing, it uplifted my mood seeing this when I open the browser in the morning.
    Pinned on my Pinterest board for visiting it again!

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  2. Love those beautiful blue and greens drips. I never get tired of seeing that lovely man and bird stamp. It all looks great. Lx

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  3. Gorgeously grungy Alison and love all that texture, cool colours too!
    Fliss xx

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  4. Gorgeous colours and drippage over the texture - I love it!
    Alison x

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  5. This is great a fantastic alteration I bet hubby is well pleased

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  6. Really love these colours. I can well understand your husband loving this one! It's beautiful! xx

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  7. Lucky hubby,he has the most funky work notebook now!
    Hugs
    Donna xxx

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  8. Fab transformation using fab colours
    Love
    Amanda x

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  9. That looks amazing Alison I bet he is the envy of everyone xx

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  10. Stunning! These stamps rock and you've layered them perfectly on this yummy color. Hugs, Autumn

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