I liked the canvas cover and the small gold embossed image with a glove and carnations, so I decided to do as little to it as possible. I took out a homemade paint spray I made a few weeks ago and before spraying covered the golden image with Glossy Accents and adhered my new book title (Grungeboard letters). While spraying I had a piece of kitchen towel and a baby wipe at hand, using them to wipe over the glossy accents before the spray dried. The GA gives quite an effective resist effect. I spread golden embossing powder on the spine of the book... I'm wishing I had some more course powder, but this will have to do. I love the combination of blue and gold, so I continued with Inka Gold wax over the letters and edges of the book.
The story in this book is quite pathetic, nothing to save. I have looked through a free doodle-lettering tutorial at daisyyellowart, and even though I didn't do any of the exercises, it got me encouraged to start writing over the page. At first the text bugged me, and I'll admit that I used a pencil to trace the quote for the first page... I was happy to find that the ink from my Sakura Micron pens didn't seep through the paper which is quite thick and good quality. During the second page I realized the text of the book can be seen as nice lines that make it easier to space the quote and adjust the height of the letters. I want to add some stamping when possible (=at home), and since I want to travel light, I'm going to use this to practise tangles. All I'll need is my Micron pens. Perhaps I'll take some colour pencils too :) here are the few I got started with, nothing finished yet!
|No doodling or shades on this one yet... stamps from VivaLasVegaStamps|
|Shading did quite a miracle, this looks good... Perhaps I'll|
add a background colour, just to hide the story of the book.
Stamp from Paperartsy.
|I like the effect of the colour, probably need to add shading too, to make the text pop.|
Stamp from Stampotique... added some white sharpie to get rid of the text in his face.