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Thursday, 21 June 2012

Travel Journal (posted by Elaine)

I have really enjoyed playing with the new steampunk stamps, even though I don't really normally count myself as a steampunk fan. Sometimes it is great to step outside our comfort zones and get playing. For this project I used a ready made book shaped box from a high street chain.

When I first started the book was all pink and feminine. I started by choosing some 12 x 12 paper which I coloured with Vintage Photo Distress ink and overstamped with a stamp from the Texture Fragment set to give the feel of vintage paper. I made a spine by colouring a strip of adhesive canvas with Expresso Adirondack dye ink.

I stamped images from the steampunk sets and embossed them in copper metallic EP. Then I distressed the images with more Vintage Photo DI and coloured pencil shading. I finished the project by raiding my hardware selection for keys, a lock panel, book corners, pen nib etc.

Hope you enjoy playing with these great stamps!

Elaine x

9 comments:

  1. Well this looks a lot more classy than I imagine the original pink version was - love it

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  2. What a super idea. It looks great
    Gill x

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  3. What a fab Journal Elaine love what you hve done with the stamps on it. Suexxx

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  4. Love the way you altered this first! It looks great! Greetings, Gerrina

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  5. Its amazing what you have created. Though the CB stamps create inspiration by the bucket load. . Jet

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  6. This is a fab altered book I love what you have done with it

    Jackie x

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  7. I love the spine & corner detail. The colour is delightful & definitely in keeping with hardware - as for the texture: absolutely wonderful effect with the stamping.
    Paula (PEP)

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  8. What a fabulous idea ! Love it :)

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