Sunday, 4 April 2010

Three Days, Four Projects

I showed you the first 2 books I made on April 1st and 2nd, so on April 3rd I got the inspiration from Charmane over on Tweedcurtain Productions blog to alter a watch box I've had for awhile.
This little cardboard gift box had an insert glued inside and the manufactures name on the lid. I pulled the insert out and lined the bottom with peal and stick black felt and the sides with black and white scrapbook paper. On the outside of the lid I used Nestabilities Label 4 and cut one piece of the scrapbook paper and a smaller piece of white cardstock which is rubber stamped with stamps from the Altered Art mini set. It's the perfect size to hold ATCs.

So now for the third book and fourth project I've wanted to try alcohol inks and canned air for awhile and this seemed like a good time. The long piece of shiny cardstock is 3.5 inches wide and has a black stripe on one side and a reddish stripe on the other. I dropped the inks on the black stripe side and blue it around with the canned air. On the reverse I dropped ink on the applicator and dabbed it on the used alcohol to blend it. I cut 2 pieces a little over 4.5 in for the covers.
For pages I folded 4.25 X 6 inch envelopes in half and punched the folded edge with the Zutter
Bind-it-all The envelopes were in my stash from when Ruby Dog's Art House had a bulk section and made pocket pages that will hold ATCs or tags.


Yogi said...

love of the air blown alcohol inks. But be careful when you're blowing them. Wonderful covers and booklet. Nice ATC box.

Mary-Beth said...

Love all your little books Joanne!! Blowing AI's is in my near future and what a great look for a book cover! Wonderful!!

Charmaine Stack said...

Great box project! I have a drawer full of ATCs from years ago when I went to a convention and traded like a mad woman. I should do something like this for them (and reclaim the drawer). The canned air covers look like they were fun to make - you just would not know what you would end up with - a fun surprise.

Carolyn said...

Love your projects and little books. The purse book is fabulous.

Carolyn S

ArtCricket2 said...

Love this little book!