Hello everyone Candy here bringing you another Christmas Mixed media creation.
It is not to many weeks to go until Christmas is there. scarey thought heh.
I started with the large fancy frame and then cut my chipboard for the book covers to the size I wanted. Mine is a large book 8x10 inches. But you can use any size frame you want for this.
I used 2 of the 12x12 inch chipboard pieces and cut them down to 8x10 inches, then a 1 1/2 x 10 inch piece for the spine. I have used a 12x12 inch Christmas paper pad for this making sure I had enough paper to decorate inside and out of my book. Using 2 12x12 pieces of the papers glue or tape together with about an inch overlap. I used wide tape for this make sure this sticks well.
Now place all three pieces on the paper and tape onto paper. I drew a pencil mark around the edges of the chipboard so I could put them back where they belong.
Score well around the edges of the chipboard and also along the creases for the spine.
Cut the corners from the paper leaving a little bit for the overlap. Make sure the edges are stuck very well
I cut another 8 pieces of the chipboard 1/4 of an inch smaller than the covers, so mine measure
7 3/4 x 9 3/4 inches these are for the inner pages. This more or less depends on how many pages you want for your book. To join these I cut enough pieces of cardstock at 3 x 9 3/4 inches, folded them in half long ways. Placing your tape along one side, you will need heaps as you need the strength for the spine. Stick the half folded piece of the cardstock to one side of the chipboard piece then stick another piece of the chipboard to the other half of the cardstock. So when you open your pieces it looks like this. Continue doing this until you have done them all. Making sure they are all even top, bottom and sides.
Now to attach to the covers to the front and back pages, join to the cover the same way as joining your pages together. I then cut a piece of the Christmas paper for the inner pages 1/4 inch smaller and stuck down, continue doing this all through your book.
Now this is how your cover looks. I used some washi tape around the edges.
I covered the large frame with paper and glued it onto the front of my book.
I have used a mask along with some texture paste, gold spray, gold foil paste, flowers. leaves, a Christmas plaque and also two small corner flourishes. With these I used some Prima chalk ink and inked them well, daubed some of the texture paste with a paint brush, then while wet added some gold glitter.
A couple of close ups of the texture
The inner pages are work in progress so I will put onto the blog when I have finished
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