Hello everybody 😊 Today we’re going to focus on the question of how to design and beautify a simple notebook. We present – a design and craft inspiration: Altered Notebook by Nicole (basteltussi_vintage).
A notebook can always be made even more beautiful. That’s what Nicole from our design team thought, and this time she has embellished a boring notebook for you.
In the first step, the notebook was given a layer of black gesso to prime it for everything else to come. With Paper Clay Nicole made an impression of the Stamperia Mould “Mannequin” and put it on the book.
After that she added die-cuts, white crackle paste and structure with a stencil to make the surface even more interesting.
AND then some numbers and gears 😁
After that the whole project was painted with black Gesso to create a uniform surface. Since the colour gradient was to become more lively later, Nicole decided to apply some white Gesso in the drybrush technique here and there.
The cover was coloured with the Moon Shadow Mist “Incandescent Copper” as well as “Tibetan Poppy Teal” from the Autumn Leaves set of Lindy’s.
To set some highlights Nicole worked with the waxes “Lucky Emerald” and “Rich Copper”.
And because she was still missing something, Nicole completed her project with gears from Mitform Castings, a few straws and a lettering from the Voyages Extraordinaire collection by Ciao Bella.
I hope you like this project as much as I do 😍 and you Nicole, thank you very much.
See you next time 😊