It's inspiration time at the IndigoBlu blog. My teamies are sharing a lovely inspirational post, so do hop on over and see what everyone has created. I created a tiny journal using packaging.
I scored this great mat board packaging from a package of Pokemon cards. LOL! There were two pieces just like the above, and had great score marks. I cut off the sides to make and some of the length to make tiny book covers measuring 3x4".
The two scored sides will be nestled together to form the spine of the book, which will be half an inch thick.
I adhered crumpled tissue paper to the covers and cut down, then used black GeeSso Good gesso to paint over the tissue.
I used a dry brush technique to lightly paint Metallic Goldfinger and Miss Moneypenny Metallic Copper paints over the raised areas of the crinkled tissue.
On the inside of my covers I applied Goldfinger paint to Phat Foam and bounced over my Vintage Flourish stamp and stamped each panel. Using this foam with paint onto stamps creates such a beautiful impression! I quickly wiped my stamp with a baby wipe and spritzed with water to help clean any paint from my stamp. The foam shouldn't be pressed too hard into the stamp, just pounced upon the raised portions.
For my page I applied Vintage Photo Distress Ink and Walnut Stain Distress Oxide to my kraft mat liberally, then spritzed with loads of water to completely saturate each panel. I lined up my two cover spines and punched holes with my Cropadile then lined up the same marks on my pages and pierced with an awl. I used decorative rusty colored ribbon to tie the pages in place, then tied on a loopy bow.
Some details of the dry brushed tissue.
I adhered a sentiment sticker to some inky paper then lightly dusted with more Miss Copperpenny paint. The metallic charm blended perfectly with the painted covers.
The inside of my tiny book. You can see the overlap of the spines.
And the ribbon that ties things in place, not too bulky.
The spine with the loopy bow tied on.
And a side view of the pages. I do hope you enjoyed this post and will be inspired to use your IndigoBlu metallic paints in a new way today. If you have any questions, please do leave them in the comments section. Thank you for your visit!
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