Friday, 17 January 2014

Match book Note Book.

Front and Back Cover


With Note Pad.

Stamps Used:
The Man is Found Here SW 11016
The Chicken Wire Is From Hardware Findings 1 PlateSW 159
The Diamonds Are From Diamonds And Decorations Palte CP11
Alphabet Stamp Is October Crow SW Q13051
Acrylic Paint.

Morning all. Thanks for stopping by, Mark here and I'm sharing a little post it note match book holder.
I started by cutting the match book from some 300gsm card stock using the Tim Holtz die.
I could have used Distress inks or Dylusions but I really enjoy playing with paint and have been playing around getting the distress stained look but with paint, for the little match book this may have been over kill ;)
but playing around on a small scale lets you know what will work if you want to go bigger.
Because this was only cut from card I sealed the card with Decoart's Faux Finish Medium, ( all paint I have used is from Decoart as well), both sides have been done, this will help stop the card from warping when paint is added. A base layer of white went down and when dry the colour was added randomly and spritz with water and allowed to run together to get the nice swirly look.A little bit of heat drying to help it along and once all the paint was dry I added the stamps.
The chap was stamped first and a mask was made by stamping onto some thin paper and fussy cutting.
The diamonds and chicken wire were then stamped along with the inside.
All the edges have been swiped with back archival ink using cut n dry foam.
The whole book was coated with Decoart's Satin Glaze to help make it more durable and to give a nicer finish.
The bottom flap was stapled with Tim Holtz's tiny attacher and the word tag was glued over the top.
A couple of other bits of ideaology were also added, the bull dog clip holds a Ticket that has been cut from a movers and shapers die, painted and stamped with a Tim Holtz sentiment.You could also clip receipts etc with it.
The larger of the match books from the die should be large enough to take a post it note pad, I did not have one so have cut sheets of paper to size to make do.

Thanks as always for stopping by, It is always an honour to have you here.
Head back tomorrow to see a new make from one of our DT.xx


Jetske said...

When this post popped up on my screen I couldn't suppress a WOW!!!
So beautiful, you really know how to play with paint! The combination of images is also great, and the embellishments really finish it off.
Well done!

Neil said...

As always Mark, another brilliant project! You definitely know how to use your paints!

Alie Hoogenboezem-de Vries said...

A great make Mark...I really love this post

Corrie Herriman said...

Great project, lovely colours!
Corrie x

Corrie Herriman said...

Great project, lovely colours!
Corrie x

butterfly said...

Such cool colours and wonderful marble effects with the paints - fabulous stamping too, of course!
Alison x said...

This is a brilliant piece Mark. I loved it when I saw it on FaceBook . I need that the ink color choice as well as the stamps. Beautiful work.
susan s

Saskia said...

Great piece, would have sworn the background was done with ink.

Apollox said...

Wonderful, I love how you played with the colours!

Jools Robertson said...

Fab, great colour effects and patterns

Ineke said...

This is great, you made a very nice present/gift.