Tuesday, February 24, 2009

CC Swaps Envelope book for Carol S

This is a book I made for an Envelope Book swap in CC Swaps. The only requirement was that we include at least 8 envelopes. I made 8 envelopes out of painted Lutradur, sewed them together, decorated them and added velcro as a closure.
A couple of weeks ago I joined several ladies in Brentwood for a local art group meeting. Diane Bouchard taught a technique for painting on freezer paper. I used this method on the Lutradur & really loved the results.
The technique is basically spreading paints on the background with a credit card, then rubbing a Golden metallic glaze over the colors. On the Lutradur particularly, the glaze seemed to pull the colors all together & make them feel really rich.
From there I used my typical painty techniques of using Stewart Gill paints & sequin waste to add color & texture. I overstamped with Golden tubed iridescent bronze fine and with Golden heavy bodied Titan Buff.
And I can only Hope Carol likes flowers because I find I have kind of caved in to the flowers that have massively shown up in scrapbook stores lately! I used little ones a bit in the past, but I found I love the layered ones....different colors, sizes, textures. I seem to have used quite a few of them on this. LOL


Kelly Kilmer said...

Oh WOW, Margaret this is a gorgeous book!!!!!!!! :)

Hope you are well!!!!

Carol said...

So deliciously gorgeous. Can't wait to hold it in my hands and absorb all the color, texture and details. Yeah!!!!

Trizzy said...

This is beautiful Margaret - I know Carol will love it!!

chrissy said...

THis is a great envelope book Margaret!!! Love the colors and textures.