Friday, 18 November 2011

Gauche Alchemy 2

As I mentioned in an earlier post, I'm the Guest Designer for November on the Gauche Alchemy site. And here are the next two projects on show there at the moment. The first is the cover of a book, the kit for which is included in the Bare Nekkid kit (which you can buy here!). Instructions are to be found below and also on the Gauche Alchemy site here.

Flower Book Cover
5 x 7”
Using the various papers from the kit, stamp on 6 large flowers, 6 medium and 6 small ones. There are many stamps like this available. The choice is up to you but I used Hero Arts Magical Flower CG284 (the large flower) and Hero Arts Layered Flowers CL496 (the medium and small flower). Cut out and colour in. I used Promarkers for this (remember not to use Staz-on for the stamping in that case!).
Layer them up, 1 large flower at the bottom, followed by 1 medium and 1 small one to make a total of 6 flowers. Stitch them together from the bottom, add a sequin and a size 11 seed bead. Miss the bead but go through the sequin and flowers again to the back. Knot off the thread, cut it and tape the ends down at the back.
Glue the 6 flowers to the front of the Art Deco Album cover (kit).

And I also made several pages for the book, the first of which you can see above and also on the Gauche Alchemy site here:

My Heart Page
Size 5 x 7”

Cut a piece sized 5 x 7” from one of the decorative pages from your kit and stamp a textured stamp all over the surface. I used text but merely as a texture so have used it mainly upside down so as not to distract from the main focal point.
Layer black lace (kit) behind this piece and stitch around all the edges.
Add a small vintage handkerchief on point on top and stitch down.
Add a strip of the circle paper (kit) as shown and stitch down.
On top of all this add a torn piece of painted paper and stitch down.
Add the self-adhesive letters MY HEART (kit) to the rusty heart and add Glossy Accents on top of each letter. Let dry.
Glue on the heart as shown using Diamond Glaze or another strong adhesive.
Finally make holes in the left hand side corresponding with the holes of the Art Deco Album (kit) and set in eyelets. Glue the page to one of the pages of the album (kit).

There will be more pages coming up next week!

1 comment:

Terri said...

Gorgeous art work Frieda! Such lovely colors too! You always make such beautiful things. I hope you are well and enjoying life. I have been super busy lately and miss stopping by more often.


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