This week is a fun week as the design teams from Xyron, Graphic 45 and Petaloo join forces for an incredible week of creative projects and prizes. I got to play with Graphic 45 Steampunk Spells and Petaloo Darjeeling embellishments for my altered book. :)
Scrunch some wrapping tissue and adhere to book cover with gel medium. Then apply a coat of gesso all over.
Measure and cut Graphic 45 Steampunk Spells patterned paper for the book cover.
Colour parts of the book cover that won’t be covered by the patterned papers with colorants. I used Faber Castell gelatos. Then I did some subtle text stamping and toned down the bright colours by smearing the ink from the marker with my finger.
The patterned papers are run through the Xyron 5” CreativeStation and then adhered to the book cover.
I taped up the cut pages with masking tape, then adhered some Petaloo trim to cover up the tape. Cut off the excess trim.
Add a decorative border using MT washi tape for a little more interest.
I painted the Blue Fern Studios chipboard frame with Daler-Rowney liquid acrylic and added Liquitex black lava medium for a sheen.
Fussy-cut the hot air balloon and adhere with Xyron foam squares from the Teresa Collins Adhesive Kit . Add some vintage buttons and Petaloo bloom.
Adhere chipboard frame to cover and decorate with Petaloo bloom and leaves.
Finish by adhering a Petaloo trim and a metal lock charm.
Don't forget to check out the Xyron, Graphic 45 and Petaloo blogs all week for creative inspiration as well as giveaways! Check out this awesome grand prize [as pictured]! :)