Tuesday, June 26, 2012

Minibook Page-WORK

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Continuing my participation in SplitCoast Stampers challenge for monthly Bible verse projects, having joined in April, I had some back-working to do. I chose to put my verses in a minibook, with a page for each verse. I have just completed my January page with one of my favorite verses about doing everything with excellence.

This is my first attempt at a minibook, and it is really fun. It is fairly quick to complete a page. For the theme of this verse, I wanted to use some metallic techniques with a bit of a steampunk theme. I started with a technique posted by May Flaum (learned from Tim Holtz at Ranger U). She did a lot of sanding away of the alcohol ink after applying, but I opted to leave the heavy colors of the alcohol ink.. First, I cut metal foil tape into “puzzle” pieces, stuck them down to completely cover the blank #8 manila tag, and then used various tools to imprint the area of each seam. I then used three alcohol ink colors: Slate, Stream, and Terra Cotta. After drying, I stamped random background images with Archival Ink. Then I dry embossed the whole tag in the steampunk texture fade. I used papers from Graphic 45 and embellished with lots of metal from Tim Holtz.

Here is a close-up of the tag itself:

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Lisa :) said...

this is gorgeous Barb!!

Scrappin' Stacy said...

Love, Love, Love your tag. The textures, the colors, just everything about it is marvelous!!

email: Steph@SimonSaysStamp.com said...

I like the different layers of this!! That tag is stunning!

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Inkypinkycraft said...

A great piece and super yummy tag! Trace x

Jenny Marples said...

Where do I start Barb? This is just stunning. The tag is out of this world and your choice of papers to mount it just make the whole thing sing. You were clearly inspired when creating this page. Hugs, Buttons x

Anita Houston The Artful Maven said...

WOW WOW WOW!!!! Gorgeous page, but THAT TAG is mahoosively AWESOME!!! I so want to feel it!!! Fab texture and color....wow!!!!