Feeds:
Posts
Comments

Posts Tagged ‘Crafty Individuals stamps’

Welcome Back

 

This is a bit of a combination of things today. I made these pages for Santtu’s book for the Stamping Mad Book Swap for July 2008. Her theme was ‘Winged things’. When the page arrived I was stuck for what to do with it as it was plain book board! Yikes! Then I remembered reading http://isascrapandstamp.wordpress.com/2008/04/10/new-technique-alcohol-inks-metallic-paint/

and I had some gold and silver metallic paint dabbers so I gave it a try.

Here is how the pages turned out.

Alcohol ink ontop of gold acrylic paint

Alcohol ink ontop of gold acrylic paint

 

And side two…

 

Alcohol ink on top of gold acrylic paint

Alcohol ink on top of gold acrylic paint

 

It was scary to craft outside of my comfort zone but once I got into it, I loved it. I have made another one on a smaller scale for myself that I’ll make a book out of sometime. I am also putting this forward as my piece for this months challenge under;

The Virtual Crafting Challenge as the theme was Inks 2, and included solvent and alcohol inks ;)

 

Products Used

Ranger, Adirondack Metallics Acrylic paint Dabber; Gold

Ranger; Tim Holtz Adirondack Alcohol ink; Terra Cotta and Rust

Ranger; Tim Holtz Adirondack Alcohol Blending Solution

Ranger Ink applicator tool

Ranger Inssential; Cut n Dry Foam

Craft sheet

Ranger Archival Ink; Black

Ranger Adirondack Dye Inks; Latte, Butterscotch and Terracotta

Stamps; Crafty Individuals; CI 116, CI-180, CI-171, CI-147

 

Links

http://www.craftyindividuals.co.uk/ Crafty Individuals

http://www.rangerink.com/default.htm Ranger

 

Best wishes and thanks for reading, see you soon

 

Billie :)

Read Full Post »

Welcome Back

 

After several posts without pictures I thought it was high time we had some, so here are a couple of pictures of the pages I made for this month’s Book Swap from Stamping Mad Forum’s www.stampingmadforum.co.uk

These are the pages I made for Glitter Monkey’s book. Her theme was ‘Shades of Brown’

 

 

Here is the other side of the page

 

 

Products Used

Inks; Ranger Adirondack Dye ink Espresso, Caramel, Butterscotch

Stamps; Katzelkraft ‘Birds’, Katzelkraft ‘Flourishes’, Crafty Individuals Boarders CI-147, Hero Arts D3055 Life with Sunshine

Ranger Cut n Dry foam to apply the ink.

 

Links

http://www.craftyindividuals.co.uk/ Crafty Individuals

http://www.katzelkraft.fr/index.php Katzelkraft Stamps

http://www.heroarts.com/ Hero Arts

http://www.rangerink.com/ Ranger

http://craftandwaffle.blogspot.com/ Glitter Monkey/ Lynn’s blog

 

There are several more pages to show you for the other people who joined in the swap, check back soon.

 

Best wishes and thanks for reading

Billie :)

Read Full Post »

Welcome Back

I thought you might like to see the finished book that I created from the mirror Board inked using the Ranger Alcohol inks.

 

Coptic Stitched Book, covers decorated using Ranger Alcohol inks

Coptic Stitched Book, covers decorated using Ranger Alcohol inks

 

I used Terracotta and Rust alcohol ink on gold mirror board and then stamped the boarder using Archival ink also from Ranger. The stamp was Crafty Individuals CI 147. The alcohol ink does not soak into the mirror board and although it does dry it is very suseptable to scratching off this surface. To prevent damage to the cover I painted over the boards with a diluted mix of PVA glue, this dried clear and does not show but does seal in the ink and prevent it scratching off.

 

Here is a close up of the spine of the book;

Spine detail of Coptic stitched book covers are alcohol ink onto gold mirror board

 

In the past I have only used six signatures for my coptic books, this was the first time I used eight. I think the more pages used the more effective this style of stitching is, so I’ll remember that for my future projects. That’s what I love about bookbinding, each new book teaches you something, not always what you hope or expect to learn, but every book is different and has something to show you.

 

Links

http://www.craftyindividuals.co.uk/cgi-bin/shop_category.cgi?ephemera5 Crafty Individuals

http://www.rangerink.com/ Ranger products

 

If you would like details of any useful books to help learn this style of binding, click on the ‘Bookbinding’ tab at the top of this blog. Stamp manufacturers and retailers are to be found on the ‘Rubber Stamping’ tab.

 

Best wishes and thanks for reading

 

Billie :)

Read Full Post »

« Newer Posts

Follow

Get every new post delivered to your Inbox.

Join 219 other followers