donderdag 3 april 2014

My pimped dictionary.

Hello blogfriends, I wanted to show you my pimped old English dictionary. I joined the Craft Barn challenge last year, where you would be given a letter each two weeks. Then you had to pick a word starting with that particular letter and depict the word any way you would choose on that page, leaving the word open. All that was left to do, was to pimp the outside of my book, and this is the result.
I started by gessoing the book twice. It had a burgundy red linnen cover, and on my first coat of gesso I found it bled colour. Then I started gluing all sort of stuff down. I used Tim Holtz dies, some metal and then gessoed everything again.
This is the back of the book which I kept a little flatter in order for the book to be able to lay flat.
After all these steps I started spraying with Lindy's Stamp Gang sprays. Then I used some Rub 'n Buff gold, splattered some Indian ink and smudges the edges of the book with Stazon black. A few detail pictures.

I hope you are having a better week then me; all the pollen in the air are making my life miserable. But they say it's going to rain tomorrow! I sure hope so! Hugs Frea

17 opmerkingen:

  1. Wow! LOVE your MMM project, Frea!
    That cover is sooo stunning! Thank you so much for sharing it with us at SASPC!

    Claudia x

  2. I love how you've "pimped" this book. The cover is definitely a WoW factor. Thanks for taking time to play with us at Mema's Crafts and good luck.

  3. Heel erg mooi gedaan. Ik hou wel van al die structuren.
    Liefs, Melanie

  4. Gorgeous book cover, thanks for joining us at Simply Steampunk Challenges (c:

  5. What a fabulous idea just gorgeous thanks for joining us at Simply Steampunk Challenges

  6. Fabulous book, love the colors !thank you for your participation at Sandee & Amelie steampunk challenges

  7. Wow Wonderful book!
    Thanks for joining us at Paper Crafting Journeys Challenge, I hope to see you again soon!

    Hugs Tiina

  8. Brilliant project love all the details and vintage colourings-thanks for joining us at Lej designs
    Carol DT x

  9. fantastic book... Thank you for joining us at Simply Steampunk Challenges

  10. Superklasse gestaltet. Ein Augenschmaus!
    Liebe Grüße

  11. Wow this is fantastic! A real work of art and a perfect cover for your challenge book! I hope you are feeling better xx

  12. This is a fabulous cover for your journal. I love how you have done this with all of the layering and texture.... stunning!! Thank you for joining our mini challenge at Anything But A Card. Cheers, Di.

  13. Wonderful work! I really love the texture and the colours! Great technique! Thank you for joining SanDee&amelie's Steampunk Challenges!
    All the best,

  14. I love what you done here - Thank you for playing along over at Altered Eclectics this month.
    Elaine aka Ellapu
    Altered Eclectics
    Eclectic Ellapu

  15. Great creation, thanks so much for sharing it with us over at Crafty Girls - Good Luck!
    Hugs Donna DT xx

  16. You would definitely know it was yours when on your desk at work!! Great "pimp" job. Jax (Altered Eclectics DT) good luck

  17. Awesomeness! Love all the great dimension to this.