I covered every other set of pages with gesso. This is one of those things where you need to be doing something else at the same time...paint gesso, walk away for 30 minutes, paint another page, walk away for 30 minutes. I got the laundry done and unloaded the dishwasher.
Just wipe it on while squeezing the bottle.
|I set aside the plastic for now...i'll come back to it though.|
I squeezed out a bit of Tarnished brass Distress Stain onto my craft mat. Then took a paintbrush and painted around the oval (I know, now I have made an ugly egg, lol). I added a bit more Tarnished Brass DS to the craft sheet, but this time I added a spritz of water to dilute the stain. Using the diluted stain and my paint brush I was able to create the small flicks of gold paint over the page.
Oh, that looks good...take that crazy egg.
Remember I cut the plastic oval? Here is where it comes in.
I decided to cover the leaf rather than glue it to try to preserve it longer.
I used a craft pick and a piece of cork and just poked all the way through the plastic and the page. Super Easy.
I used a page from Kraft Resist Paper Stash.
I inked it with Distress Stain in Tarnished Brass, Rusty Hinge, and Dusty Concord....same method I used in my last post.
I only needed a few letters so I cut pieces of the paper to fit over the letters on the Word Play die. Remember, when using an alphabet die you have to have the paper face down or the letters will be backward.
Side Note: I also cut another piece of paper stash to cover the entire die. I figured I might as well cut an entire alpha for later since I am running the die through the machine anyway (Wordplay is a steel-rule die from Sizzix Alterations which means you can cut Grungeboard or chipboard with it).
Side Note: Before drying with a Heat Tool I used a blending tool to smudge the stamp image and blend it into the page a bit.
I am excited to see where this Anthropologie book takes me.
I guess we shall see together.