Monday, 11 April 2016

Grungy Notebook Covers


These grungy notebook covers have been made Andy Skinner style using his mega crackle technique. I made them for a workshop I taught recently.


Front and back covers are cut from greyboard and the spine was made of dry wall tape ....



... the layered rusty greyboard and card cogs were given both textured and flat rusting techniques ....


... as was the on the edge die ....


 I was able to attend Andy's Mixology retreat last November where he made something similar and I wanted to recreate it with supplies of my own but still using the decoart media paints that are such a staple part of my creative diet.


Here are two of the books finished by workshop attendees-

Joan and ....


Jane of Jane's Journal.

I hope you have a good week.

hugs Brenda xxx



20 comments:

Dortesjs said...

awsome card. love it and the crackeling is great

Jane said...

We had such a great time didn't we Brenda. This was an awesome workshop and the mega crackle is such a fab technique as was the rusting. The texture really feel like old leather...my Hb actually thought that's what we had used! Thanks for sharing your amazing creativity.See you soon. Enjoy the sunshine xxx

Gina said...

Wickedly crackled! :D XXX

Jenny Marples said...

Fabulous Brenda! No doubt your workshop attendees had the best time making these. I'm lucky enough to have one just like it xx

Theresa said...

Love the marriage of my two favorite crafty men. Andy and Tim's stuff go together so well on your project. thanks as always for sharing.

Patty O'Malley said...

Awesome journals! Each one is fantastic!

Team Clark said...

Wow, this must have been a ton of fun, such amazing projects! <3

Kaz said...

Wow!! Love that crackle effect!! Great projects! Lucky students xx

Corrie Herriman said...

Wonderful crackles and I love that rusting technique, it is so much fun to do..
Corrie x

Anita Houston said...

What an awesome class! I'm sure they loved it!!!

Joi at RR said...

What fun to see your FABULOUS journal cover Brenda and then see what Joan and Jane did too. REALLY a FUN TREAT. You are all three very creative and of course - it's obvious Brenda what a WONDERFUL teacher you are by the products from your students. HIGH FIVE!!! XXj.

Inky and Quirky said...

Love the perfect rusting effects,it always looks so realistic. You might like to link up at MMW Brenda as the theme is gears ;)
Hugs
Donna xxx

Astrid Maclean said...

Fabulous covers, both by you and your students! Love the crackle you achieved!

rachel said...

looks amazing Brenda - and your clearly passed on the secrets very well! Big hugs rachel x

Redanne said...

You recreated it beautifully Brenda, I just adore those techniques too and clearly, Joan and Jane did too, their makes are wonderful! Hugs, Anne xx

Almo said...

These techniques look wonderful Brenda, Joan & Jane certainly had a good teacher to produce such lovely results. Mo x

Monika Gulyas said...

Awesome! Very crackled, very manly notebook! Hugs

Sara Barker said...

Fabulous grungy notebook covers! It must have been a wonderful class, and I'm keeping my eyes and ears open for when you come across the pond (to the east side of the US), because I'm sure I would love to learn your techniques! Gorgeous rust! Hugs!

butterfly said...

Great variations on the notebook covers - must have been a fun class to teach as well as do!
Alison x

A Pink said...

Oh my ! This is as fab as the last one ( i'm working backwards , catching up ) Cover to cover crackle and grungy gears = very contented admirer , that be I .
Superb!
hugs x