Thursday, 3 May 2018

Butterfly Note Book

Good Morning,

Carolyn here with you today. Weren't we lucky last month to see Kay twice on Hochanda. The first show bringing the new 'Evil Thoughts' A5 stamp set which featured the cheeky verses. Then the Floral pick and mix later in the month which can still be seen on Hochanda.


I do love all the IndigoBlu Butterflies and for this project I have used the 'Big Butterfly #2' and the Dinkie 'Flutterby'

For this note book I used the Eileen Hull Passport Die and cut this from Mount board. Natural Linen Ribbon was used to cover the front and back of the notebook.

The IndigoBlu Acrylic Paint is a true fabric paint which makes it ideal for stamping onto the Linen Ribbon. I loaded a couple of pieces of Phat foam with Aladdin Metallic Acrylic Paint and White Gesso. This was dabbed onto the butterfly stamp and quickly placed onto the Linen and pressed down firmly. The stamp was placed into cold water immediately to remove the paint.

In the photo below I painted a wash of White Gesso onto the panel on the right before stamping. In hindsight I should have done this to both as the image is more defined.

To add texture and interest to the stamped image I stitched some areas with Blue and Purple cotton and added beads. The lighter areas were painted with Porcelain Luscious. When adding Luscious to fabric it is best to mix it with Slap It On Fabric.

The Linen panels were then adhered to the mount board using Slap It On Fabric and I trimmed around the edges. I added more Slap It On to the edges to prevent the edges fraying.

The front and back panels were adhered to the spine with Super Thick Slap It On. Die cut letters were painted with Aladdin Metallic Paint and adhered to the front panel. I attached eyelets to reinforce the holes in the spine.

The inside was painted with White Gesso. I did stamp the Flutterby butterfly with Distress Ink. I then added tissue paper with Slap It On which smudged the image slightly. So then I stamped the image again using Grey Stazon.

 The inside pages I cut from several coloured sheets of paper and card. This was cut to 16.5cm by 12cm and folded in half and scored. I was able to punch holes to line up with the spine with my Crop-a-Dile.

The pages were positioned in place and tied with cord.

To keep the Note Book closed I adhered the closure that comes with the Eileen Hull Journal Die.

Coordinating ribbon and cotton was used to wrap round the Note Book and tie in a bow.

I do hope you're inspired to try stamping onto fabric with IndigoBlu true fabric paints.

Thank you for stopping by and enjoy the rest of your day!

Be sure to check out Hochanda on Bank Holiday Monday to see what Kay has in store for you. I'm sure you'll be thrilled with the new products as we are! Tune in at 11am and 3pm or watch online.

Crafty Hugs


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