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

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  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!

  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

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

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

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

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

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

  8. Fab transformation using fab colours
    Amanda x

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

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


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