Friday, 28 March 2014

A vintage Journey- Say it with Words

 I started with a Piece of  black 16" x 16" card, which was scored and folded to a template that I have just learned on my monthly class with Kathy Byrne at the Craftbarn its similar to the Tim Holtz W book, but differently fold sequence and additional folds for the internal pockets

I then cut 2 pieces of A4 into 8 x 4" x4" and 8 x 4" x 1  6/8" sections
These were then painted with washes of DecoArt Desert Turquoise, Plum, Lavender, Quinacridone Gold & Carbon Black and then stamped with mainly Tim’s Stamps and a few of others
Then distressed using my fab new tool Comfort Craft Distressing Tool, Designed by Ingrid Bolme by Prima it has a sander, scratcher and knife

I cut a variety of tags, and stamped with words and a various quotes and sentiments and used distress ink, Old paper, Walnut stain and Black Soot

I made the covers from chipboard and embossed card, these were painted with the DecoArt acrylics and finished with a wash of carbon black
The spine was created with Textured Gesso on card and then along with the covers highlighted with treasure gold Aquamarine


  1. Wow!! Stunning book, love all the fabulous colour and stamping. Great make.
    Amanda x

  2. You are a very talented lady, love this !
    Corrie x

  3. Beautifully grunge make, Jools!
    LOVE your book! Good luck with the challenge ;)

    Claudia x

  4. This is just gorgeous Jools, each page wonderfully stamped and I love the addition of the words in the pockets. Thanks for travelling A Vintage Journey with it.
    Have a great weekend.
    Hugs Brenda xx

  5. This is an absolute stunner, Jools - amazing subtle colour tones and blending. The word tags are great, and the stamping is superb. Thank you so much for joining us on A Vintage Journey.
    Alison xx

  6. Amazing Jools, it really beautiful.

  7. Love the grungy look you've created. Tim Holtz style with DecoArt products. Very coooool (:o)

  8. Love , love, love your book ! So much to look at x

  9. Jools....WOW!! You have knocked this out of the park! I LOVE your book! Each page is filled with artistic goodness! Wonderful techniques everywhere you look! Thank you so much for sharing your wonderful art with us at A Vintage Journey. I'm sure you've inspired everyone with this! <3 Candy

  10. Love this book! Such an artsy piece of grungy goodness! Love all those pages and wonderful combination of stamps! Thank you so much for playing along with us at A Vintage Journey!