Tuesday, April 10, 2012

An Unforgettable Wedding

Hi Everyone,

Today I thought I would share an altered book project of my parents wedding. There are tons of altered book ideas out on the internet and some of them are very difficult, but I assure you this is a very simple version of one. So, you don't need to be an expert to create this project. All you need is an old book, some good glue, pictures, and some beautiful papers and embellishments.

If you decide to re-create this project I hope you have as much fun making yours as I did when I designed this one. Get you supplies together and lets make an altered book!

Thanks for joining me. Until next time...

Crafty hugs,

Stampin' Queen Creations

Give The Queen A Call!!!

An Unforgettable Wedding


Old book
Pattern paper by K & CompanyÒ
Butter cream card stock
Mat board
3D Tags by K & CompanyÒ
Metal charms by Karen Foster DesignsÒ
Soft Spoken EmbellishmentsÔ by Me & My Big IdeasÒ
ArchitextureÔ Stone Frame by E.K. SuccessÒ
Expressions Word Charms by All My MemoriesÒ
Delta CeramcoatÒ Acrylic Paint- AC Flesh
JacquardÒ Lumiere Paint- Metallic Bronze
FrescoÔ Chalk Finish inkpads- Medici Marble, Golden Parchment, Olive Grove, Florentine Rose
VersacolorÔ Pigment inkpad- Ash Rose by TSUNKINEKOÒ
Assorted fibers
Gold string
Beaded trim
Beaded string
Piece of gold netting
Fabric bag filled with rice
Small Glass bottle filled with dried flowers
Perfect Paper AdhesiveÔ- Matte Finish by US ArtquestÒ
Super TapeÔ by Therm O WebÒ
Glue gun
Computer font used- Amazone BT
Rubber stamp- Sprig Engraving by Rubber StampedeÒ


Step 1. On card stock type lettering using computer font Amazone BT. NOTE: Leave enough room between the lettering to make your tags. Cut mat board and card stock the size of a 1 ¾”H x 3 ¾”W tag. Adhere card stock to mat board with Super TapeÔ.   

Step 2. Using the Direct to Paper technique, apply Fresco inks to tags. Stamp sprig on tags with Ash Rose inkpad. Adhere metal charms to three of the tags with gold string. Add fibers to all six tags.

Step 3. Paint the cover with acrylic paint. Adhere pages together with Perfect Paper AdhesiveÔ. When dry, paint page edges with Lumiere paint. Adhere pattern paper to the book’s front cover and the book’s center (which is now your focal point).

Step 4. With an exacto knife, make three slits on each side of the book to separate the pages and gently slide tags into place. Glue tags to pages with Perfect Paper AdhesiveÔ.

Step 5. Adhere the picture frames, word tags, charms, and other items to book with Super TapeÔ 
(see picture for placement). Adhere beaded trim and metal charm corners with Super TapeÔ.


Molly Smith said...

WOW, Lisa. This design is amazing. I love every detail about it. I am working on our dd's wedding happening in two weeks and ideas are racing in my mind. This is a true keepsake. Thanks for sharing.

Anonymous said...

Awesome post, Lisa. I love anything vintage, so I was starting to drool. This would make such a great anniversary gift. Fantastic directions, too!

Jacquelynne said...

Beautiful... wonderful keepsake...