Thursday, 31 October 2013

Getting messy and having fun with my little book

A really cold day and on and off showers - so there was just one thing to do - play!
 I just love these French posters
 They are so cute
I have added 'swipes' of gold to the crumpled pages since taking the photo which highlights the creases.

 I am not 100% happy with this page - it does look more vintage in real life -and not so pale as it does in the photo
I aged this faded angel sketch and found a small pot of green paint in my cupboard which I hadn't opened.  It turned out to be crackle paint - but had gone almost solid - but it has given the page so much texture - even though it didn't crackle.  I might bend the page a bit and see if it does - then rub in some ink if it works

I have aged this 'certificate' by my favourite method with a heat gun - it really does the trick and makes things look ancient.

And this lady is my favourite page
I traced her from a black and white image, then coloured her, with a heat gun.
Again - since taking the photo, I have gilded some of the creased pages to highlight them.

Just got to make an outer cover for the book. That will have to wait until next week as I am off out flower arranging tomorrow


sam21ski said...

WOW Lottie, you've been extremely busy with all your fabulous pages, my fave has to be the very last one, it's stunning and I bet it looks even better with the addition of the guilding flakes.

Sam xx

Christine B. said...

Hi Lottie, you have been busy doing some beautiful creating. Love your pages,especially the last one. Thanks for your lovely comment on my blog. Love and crafty hugs x ChrisB

gardenpinks said...

These are beautiful pages, I like the one you aren't 100% happy with! Love the ancient aged certificate too. All glorious and such a sense of achievement for you.
Lynn xx

Luvcreatincards said...

WOW Lottie,
These pages are beautiful - I especially love the aged certificate - and it sounds as if you have been having sooooo much fun too. I love your idea for ageing the paper with the heat gun. Preciously I've use lemon juice, sprayed or sponged on to paper, them used the heat gun to dry it, not only does it give lovely hues of brown but the smell is sooo scrummy too, like caramel. I will try your idea next time too THANKS.
Hope you had a fab stay away.

Luvcreatincards said...

Wow Lotti,
What beautiful pages, I especially love the aged certificate. Great idea to use the heat gun for aging the pages. previously I have used sprayed or sponged lemon juice on to paper and them used the heat gun to give an aged look, not only does it give a lovely hue of browns but you also get the treat of a lovely caramel smell too. I'll have to try your idea next time THANKS.
I hope you had a lovely stay away.

Luvcreatincards said...

Hi Lotti,
I've decided to go bac to the beginning of you blogging posts to see all your lovely ceations. What a beautiful background spread, lots of scope to work on here - I'm looking forward to seeing what you did tomorrow now.