Daily Archives: September 24, 2016

Time is short, book cover

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Hi.

Today I would like to share with you a little note-book that I have covered using Heartfelt Creations paper pad ‘ Once upon a time’

I started off with a 5 1/2″  sq lined note-book

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Using Heartfelt Creations paper pad Once upon a Time I measured and cut my selected page an inch bigger all the way around.

I snipped off the corners so it would fold in and made some cuts at the spine, then glued the paper in place.

This is the back, I also covered the spine with another piece of paper and cut the shape from a spellbinder boarder die, and then bent this around the front.

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I used a clock die ( one of my Hobbylobby purchases ) and black card, I cut a sentiment from the paper pad and used silicone glue to raise it up a little.

I also inked the book edges with distress inks in Black soot and Vintage photo.

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Using Creative expressions cast bronze metallic gilding wax,

I rubbed this over the black card border and clock, and also over the little metal Finnabair corner.

I made a small pocket on this page

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And I covered the inside and made a small pouch with a tag insert

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Hope you like it

Thanks for your visit today

xx

Decoupage pine drawers

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Hello visitors

It’s been ages since my last post and don’t know where the time went, during the summer I did visit America, I stayed in Atlanta and had a  shopping morning at Hobbylobby and managed to get a few ideas from there for some new projects, any walking dead fans? I went on the walking dead tour which was brilliant and recommend it.

So, while I was away hubby was decorating the spare room in some lovely pink paris wallpaper, I had this chest of drawers given to me by my late uncle and wanted to give it a face lift.

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I gave it a light sanding and painted it white, I then roughly cut some left over wallpaper to fit the top and drawer fronts of the unit. I then soaked the backing off the wallpaper and let it dry out. Using Mod Podge I glue the wallpaper in place taking care to smooth out, when it was dry I gave it another coat of glue, then after that dried I varnished it with decoupage varnish.

Some pictures of my efforts

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I was quite pleased with my first attempt at this,

and it’s brightened up my spare room too.

Thanks for looking today

xxx