Time for me to share a project.
Remember this wee sneak peek from a few weeks ago?
Well that wee sneak peek comes from this ...
I started off with the following :
Popsicle sticks - yep, a few plain old naked popsicle sticks turned into something that looked like this ...
I mixed some gesso, some paint and some powder on my non stick craft mat.
Have to admit it was quite thick and I just kept adding to the mix until I was happy with the consistency - but I have to be honest here I really did play and mix.
I plastered it on to my popsicle sticks quite thickly when I applied it.
And I was definitely unsure how it would turn out.
I painted them and left them overnight to dry properly - in fact if I remember rightly I might have left them for close to 24 hours, or thereabouts.
I was absolutely stoked with the way they turned out.
I will never look at a plain old popsicle stick the same way again.
I cut a piece of corrugated cardboard [the packaging from a Flying Unicorn box] and I adhered the popsicle sticks to the corrugated cardboard and then I recycled another piece of packaging and adhered to the underside to tidy it up and make it look a little more presentable.
I then layered and embellished with flowers, muslin, a variety of foliage - some of my metal dies had a really good workout, so too did my Cuttlebug.
I popped on a few sequins and added a little gesso as well.
That was my cover.
Now this cover is on the front of a mini album.
I kept the inside reasonably flat and I didn't add too many lumpy, bumpy embellishments, so that it would sit closed.
I stayed with the same colour scheme inside, green, black, pink, purple and yellow and a little teal blue - using the Prima Garden Fable note cards, flowers and leaves and I used a navy cardstock for the background.
From the Flying Unicorn store :
Prima Garden Fable flowers [currently out of stock]
Happy creating everyone.
Until next time.