Sunday, 17 June 2012

Old Book!

Its mine & Jame's 4th Wedding Anniversary this August and this is just one part of my present to him,
{ He never looks on here so I know it'll still be a surprise}

The paper substrate book box is from Hobbycraft,{ £3.49} which I have covered in  Kraft wrapping paper which I have soaked in warm water and then I squeezed out  all the ater and hung to dry.Once dry I rubbed the hole of the surface with "Aged Mahoganny" Distress ink  then tore into loads of little pieces before decopatching the box. Ensuring the whole box was covered I then gave it  a coat of "Aged Mahoganny" ink &3 coats of watered down PVA glue to seal the leather look paper.  I then mounted the metal corners with normal strength PVA and guilded the edges with Gold Leaf. Then sealed with one more coat of PVA.
The leaves of the book are strips of water colour paper aged with "Old Paper" & "Brushed Cordroy" inks. It doesn't quite feel finished yet but I'm not sure whats missing!!

The challenges for my Book are:

Simon Say's Stamp & Show ~ Anything Goes.
Crafty Cardmakers ~ No Cards, Tags or ATC
Wild Orchid Crafts ~ Anything Goes.


Recycled Parcel wrapping paper.
Gold Leaf.
Book Shaped Box
Metal Corners ~ Wild Orchid Crafts.
Distress Inks.
PVA Glue.
Watercolour Paper.


Craft Addicts - Tracy Evans said...

Beautifully decorated book, a lovely keepsake and the texture is fabulous. Thanks so much for joining in the Simon Says Stamp and Show Challenge. Tracy x

J said...

How cool!!! This is perfect for our challenge - thank you for sharing it with us at Crafty Cardmakers.


craftyeyes said...

lovely decorated book tracy

Feebsy said...

Hi Susie, this is fabulous you've created such a brilliant aged look I bet your hubbie will love it.

Thanks for sharing with us at Crafty Cardmakers.


Anonymous said...

Hi there, what a fabulous project . I love how you did this looks really really old I bet your hypes and will adore it. Thank you for sharing with us at Crafty Cardmakers.


Papercraft By Carole said...

Wow - a lot of work has gone into this - and it shows!! It's absolutely brilliant - and I'm sure he'll love it. Thanks for joining us at Crafty Cardmakers! Cxx

Mynnette said...

I think this is gorgeous! Maybe it's missing a title? Although, I really like it this way--it's fabulous! Thanks for joining us at CCM this time round! :)

The Crafty Goat Girl said...

Hi Susie, great book, you so clever! Happy Anniversary for August. Have just realised that mine will be 21 years in March, I do feel very old lol, hugs Heidi x

Grenouille Greetings said...

Happy Anniversary! What a delightful book! Until I read your text, I thought I was looking at a real vintage book. What a lot of work you have put into it. I don't think it's missing anything at all! Hugs, Lesley