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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 :)

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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 :)

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I have to admit that last weeks posts were written and scheduled ahead of time as DH was doing mantenance on this machine so I had no use of it till the weekend. I have sooo much to catch up on. 

In the meantime a quick update, congratulations go to my good friends that have just had their first baby, a little boy called Luke. I will post pictures of their card and pressies as soon as they have recieved them.

 

I have discovered that Rangers Alcohol ink looks awesome over miri board and need to process the pictures before I can show you them.

 

I have gone nuts and bought a Big Bite Crop A Dile 2. Well I really don’t like orange and QVC had a good deal on a pink one. I’m not a fan of pink but I don’t hate pink AS much as I hate orange hehehe. A review will appear as soon as it has arrived and I’ve had a play. Colour was not the only reason for my choosing the Crop A Dile 2, the other was that because I have small hands and a weak grip, spanning the hand held Crop A Dile is difficult so I tend to balance the tool on the table till the handles are closer together. This isn’t stable, but the Big Bite two is intended to stand on the table so I won’t need to try to span the gap between the handles. It also means I can dedicate this large one to bookbinding and leave the hand tool for lighter weights of card.

 

I have taken delivery of the remaining dye based inks in the Ranger Adirondack range, looking great. Once I have had a play I’ll let you know all about them.

 

I realised I didn’t save the TRANSLATION link correctly the other day. If you want to have another try, the link now takes you to the Google translation site, copy and paste my (or any other) URL details into the site and it will translate it for you. Handy!! You can also copy blocks of text there and it will translate that too.

Best wishes and thanks for reading

Billie :)

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