Saturday, September 29, 2007

Quote Mini-Book

This mini-book measures about 3x4inches and simply holds quotes about family, friends or sisters and holds special verses from the Bible. The front I decorated with lots of beads/jewels and hangs by a pearled loop. I made it for a scrapbooker friend for her birthday. She and I have been great friends since grammer school.

Thursday, September 27, 2007

Textured Gift Box

This was a fun project. This is an 8x8 cardboard box, or at least it was!! It's now textured, painted gift box for a 6x6 minibook. I used gesso for the bottom but for the sides and top of the cover I used plaster. Plaster was fun to work with in last project, the matte for a frame, posted in Aug., that I thought I would use it again. This time I stamped into it while tacky. After it dried, I painted it then after drying, I dragged a stamp pad across it to accentuate the raised designs. I love that is looks like metal. The top is textured with a sheet of drywall sand paper also pressed into the wet plaster. I then painted a piece of this material to be the background of the stencil which is the last name of the family this gift is for. Inside the stencil is sand covered with a high gloss thick sealer. The box coordinates with the minibook which is all about our shared family vacations from the last two summers.