Jennie over on Objet D'Art has created the most amazing altered book from her stash from her The Artistic Stamper Shop and Site
Now I do try and join in a few Challenge Sites - this being one of them - but the task has utterly defeated and deflated me!
I bought a child's chipboard book - as Jennie did.
As I don't have 'all the gear' papers and whatnot I have to improvise - which has taken me not only hours and hours, but days and days, and it still looks rubbish compared to Jennies.
It has got a long way to go before it is finished - so I am not comparing like with like. So when it is finished which will be weeks rather than days, it will look much better. I want to get it done my May, for my son's birthday.
So here is what I did. I peeled off all the glossy pages from the book to get back to a surface that I could use.
Gesso'd all the pagers - of which there are many more than are shown here.
I covered both sides of each with paper - then got inking and stamping -taking inspiration from cards that Paula makes
Each page - apart from the long drying time inbetween - has taken literally hours to do. Gradually building up layers of colour, onto which I stamped text, then used sequin waste and swiped over more colour.
Stamped Japanese storks - because my grandson is dual nationality - English and Japanese, and this book will be filled with photos of him and my son. I also used a Tim Holtz mask. The blue above is the true colour of the book pages - goodness know how they all photographed differently - must be the photographer.
I made some 'glimmer' mist with mica powder and spritzed it on - which does actually look nice in daylight.
I have only managed to do four pages so far - that is 8 sides - so quite a lot work wise. These are just the 'background' of the pages.
Does anyone have problems with embossing and gluing Grunge Board - I don't seem to have the knack. The embossing comes off - and I find them really hard to stick on - and stay stuck (excuse the grammer).
So, apologies Jennie - this will take me a very long time to finish - but at least I tried LOL
So bring on the next challenge please! But not such a hard one LOL