Monday, March 31, 2014

A labor of Love

Being a scrapbooker at heart I really wanted to make sure we documented the building of our new house. Warning this is a long post with lots of pictures.  I am submitting my altered composition book to the Eclectic Paperie Altered book Challenge.

After I got the composition book pages prepped, following Tangie Baxter's video tutorial, I started the cover. First step was to gesso the cover and then used a palette knife and some green paint.

The door is brown acrylic paint mixed with some modeling paste. For the window I used a piece of plastic and colored it with various blue alcohol inks. I cut out the window frame from a plain piece of white paper.

I added our new address in using some number rub-ons and a Tim Holtz metal frame. The faux hinges are grunge board cut form a die and then inked and painted.

For the stones I used the Tim Holtz stone die to cut out a stencil. I then used some modeling paste. After the paste was dry I went over it with acrylic paint and alcohol ink.

I wanted to add in some pocket pages.

I also added in some flip out pages.

Some scrapbook pages mixed with inked up pages.

Some pages using some ephemera like a paper napkin.

Some pages just inked up with a stencil.

Some pages I just kept plain and simple using scrapbook paper.

Thank you for reading all the way to this point. There are lots more pages to filled in and a lot more house still to be built. Please stop back by again to see the finished results.

1 comment:

  1. Wow did a fantastoc job altering your book!
    I am in love with your beautifully textured cover and ohhhh how cute are those teeny tiny stones...cute!
    So happy you joined us over at eclectic Paperie and good luck.
    Big hugs
    Tracy xxx