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Sunday, January 25, 2015

IDEA BOOK - Sketches and Ideas .



I spend a lot of time in the offices of physician's offices and radiologists, not to mention the six to eight hours hooked up to an IV once a month for my infusion therapy. Like most crafters, while sitting there, I am thinking about projects on my board for DT assignments or other challenges.  I usually take a book to read but it occured to me that I should have in my purse at all times a mini sketch book.  I didn't want anything fancy and this is a long way from fancy.





STEP ONE
I began the design using an empty Frosted Flakes Carton.
  You may use chipboard, corrugated cardbord or other material.  
  Empty cartons are a staple in my studio.  I substitute this for chipboard on many projects. 
It also makes a pretty sturdy tag.

STEP TWO
Cut cardboard to the desired size 
I planned to use 8.5" x 11" Paper, so I cut my cardboard  9" x 11.5" 

 STEP THREE
Glue your cover to your design paper.
I used my scoreboard to determine the center crease.  
Then, using my Tim Holtz ruler, I marked the location of my holes.  
I punched the holes using my Big Bite!
I used Bo Bunny et cetera papers
Add inside cover paper
I chose to add my inside cover as two individual panels after adding my paper. 
 I do not reccomend this approach.

STEP FOUR
Align Papers.


STEP FIVE
STITCH COVER



STEP SIX
EMBELLISH AS DESIRED
For my closer, decided to use a binder clip. The clip is also used to hold the pages while the book was in use.  I used  Rub'n Buff to change the color and give it an aged look!

To Apply the Dina Wakley Stencil, 
I used TH Distree Inks: Vintage Photo and Peacock Feathers




I also added a scrap strip of drywall tape and a Petaloo Glass Flower

On the inside front cover, I used The Gardenia Stencil from Prima's Bloom Collection





3 comments:

  1. So gorgeous! Love the newspaper modgepodge and those strong, confident words of affirmation.

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  2. What a great idea to take a sketch book with you to the doctor's office!!
    This is absolutely gorgeous!!
    I have been wasting a lot of valuable cardboard in the recycling bin!!

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  3. This is great! We are truly kin....I love working with cereal boxes! LOL

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