Good day to you all. A quick blog post from me today with a little mid month inspiration for Mixed Media Monthly Challenge. Challenge #34 Buttons. As you were very well informed in my previous post for this Challenge, you will already know that I am rather fond of the use of buttons in my crafting. This time I decided to have a go at an altered book.
I love Dragonflys too! They appear in abundance all around my home, they have even become a symbol of our christian distinctiveness at the school where I work! So I crafted an altered book to put up on a display for school.
I started off by sticking down my pages with Matt medium and giving the pages a coat of gesso. As the book had coloured pages a gave it a couple of coats as I did it want any of the bright colours poking through. Once the gesso had dried, I scrunched up some printed tissue paper and glued it down with more Matt medium. Through a TCW chicken wire stencil, I applied some grunge paste to add some texture.
I sprayed the pages with tattered angels glimmer mists. The buttons were glued down, to form the dragonfly, with finnabair 3D gel. More drying time, then time to apply some Finnabair rust paste. I sanded back the grunge paste and then applied some treasured gold gilding wax to the wire fence stencilling and dragonfly.
Thank you for stopping by today, remember to submit your entries over at the Mixed Media Monthly Challenge blog.
Clare x x x