Monday, December 17, 2018

My Other Creations: Book using Sizzix Traveler's Notebook Dies and Inky Antics' Big Houses Stamp

"Stitch it Up" is this week's Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge theme.  I stitched together a book using the Sizzix Traveler's Notebook die set.

A great way to paint a white piece of paper quickly and easily is to use a large gel printing plate.  I dripped and drizzled acrylic paint onto my 8" x 10" gel plate and transferred the paint onto a big piece of Strathmore Mixed Media paper.  Here's what the gel print looked like:

When the paint was dry, I cut out two covers for my book using the Sizzix Traveler's Notebook die and my Sizzix Big Shot.  I added a little more white paint to tone things down.

I also cut out the pages for my book using some old "ledger" patterned paper that I had in my stash.  These are all folded in half.

I decorated my cover and then sewed my cover pieces together using the spine-shaped die that I also cut out of my gel-printed paper.

I sewed my pages down the spine and attached them to my cover like so:

I had used a stamp from Inky Antics' Big Houses set as the focal point and added some yellow and pink from watercolors.

To finish it off, I added some fabric scraps and some paper pieces along the top and sides.

Here are the supplies I used that you can find at Simon Says Stamp:

I can't wait to see what you do with this week's challenge theme!  Upload your projects to the Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge Blog for your chance to win a $50 voucher to the Simon Says Stamp store.