"Show us your metal!"
This inspired me to create a tiny booklet, encouraged by highly talented Ana K. and her indredibly beautiful selfmade books. So I tried book binding for the first time and made a sewn binding mini (about matchbook size) note book.
The metals I used with my project are a lovely tree embellishment that I was given to by lovely SanDee1899 and a tiny embossed metal plaque made of a Vintaj copper pendant.
I cut a strip off the kraft and treated it with the awesome Tim Holtz "Wrinkle Free Distress Technique", combined with Perfect Pearls and Distress stains. When the piece was soaked I crumpled it in my hands, carefully unfolded it and dried it using my heat tool. Afterwards I also added some spreckles of metal tones of Perfect Pearls Mists and Glimmer Mists.
A view of the back of my booklet maybe shows a little of the spreckles and the effect of the Perfect Pearls powder that I mixed with the Distress stains. I also rubbed some Inka Gold onto the edges and some of the bigger wrinkles.
I distressed and blended the edges of the page bundles with DI "walnut stain" before sewing them to the linen.
Then I glued the left and right overlaps of the linen to the inside of the book cover and covered that with some cut to size pieces from a sheet from the Prima Engraver paper stash.
I ran the Vintaj metal pendant through my Sizzix using one of the lovely metal embossing folders, sanded the raised areas and glued it to the front of my booklet on top of some torn to size scrap from a dictionary and a piece of the same linen that I used for a border and the binding.
I am quite content with the outcome of my first try and as it says "Try it on Tuesday" maybe you also want to try something that you haven't done before... ;)
But of course you can do whatever is your favourite as long as you show us some metal!!!
I leave you with some more close ups ( I admit that this project was rather tricky to photograph and I hope I have at least captured a tiny bit of the aged feel and the metal sheen of it) and hope you enjoyed your visit with my blog! Hop over to our challenge blog to see what my fantastic teamies made for your inspiration!!!!
I look forward to seeing your entries over at Try It On Tuesday soon!
I enter this project to SimonSaysStampandShow's "Anything Goes" challenge.
die amelie - Claudia x