Friday, 15 April 2016

Take Flight Notebook

Remember the grungy notebook I shared a couple of days ago? Well this was a follow up one to show how using the same steps and techniques a completely different look can be achieved. 

Boards for covers - Create mega crackle layers by checking out Andy Skinner's mega crackle video you'll be able to create your own boards with whatever colours you like. I finished the edges with potting soil and black archival inks.


My embellishments ...............


Butterflies - the large one, left over from workshop trial,  had some distress embossing powder on, the smaller one didn't. They were covered in dark grey v.3 and dried then dipped in watery cerulean blue and dried. Repeated with a dip in prussian blue, phthalo green-yellow, green gold and finally a mix of titanium white/quinacridone gold/paynes grey. They were sanded, inked, flicked with water and sanded again. I love the way the distress embossing is revealed with the last sand on the larger one.


The small frame and arrow were given the burnt umber, paynes grey and quinacridone gold treatment until I was happy with the rusty effects. The backing piece is a sizzix die-cut and embossing folder combo painted with prussian blue mixed with tinting base and rubbed over with brown distress ink. The central piece is a left over scrap with remnant rubs used to create the saying.


The globe was dipped, dabbed and dried using sap green, quinacridone gold and titan buff with some Prussian blue and cerulean blue dabbed on some of the gridded pieces. The circular edge was sanded and blended with ground espresso DI.


Here you can see the front and back covers together with the spine in-between.


I am loving these covers and will have another one for you soon.



Have a great week.

hugs Brenda xxx




19 comments:

Monika Gulyas said...

Fabulous transformation, Brenda! Beautiful! If I had a notebook like this I wouldn't dare to write in it! Hugs

Helen said...

I agree with Monika, I wouldn't want to use the notebook either; but it's fabulous.

Astrid Maclean said...

Stunning again Brenda, wonderful results with thos brilliant techniques!

Patty O'Malley said...

Fantastic, Brenda!

Team Clark said...

You are such an inspiration. This is just downright amazing!

Redanne said...

Stunning, stunning, stunning!!! xx

Meggymay said...

Fabulous textures its an awesome journal cover.
Yvonne xx

Anneke said...

Gorgeous. Wonderful butterflies.
Everything fits perfectly.
Thanks for showing and your explanation.

2amscrapper said...

This is fabulous, Brenda. I like your take on the globe.

Joi at RR said...

This is just FABULOUS Brenda. My fav part is seeing your LUSCIOUS crackle through the globe - just so unique and intriguing to me. Love the way you places everything - it's just BEAUTIFUL BEAUTIFUL BEAUTIFUL. XXj.

Sara Barker said...

Brenda! Another stunning, super calegragelistic crackled delight! You have really done one fine job of executing these techniques, and I LOVE that butterfly, globe and well just the whole darn cover! I am your biggest fan! Hugs!

butterfly said...

Deep sigh of pleasure! Absolutely scrumptious. If this needs a home.... Just kidding!
Alison xx

Barbara Schiassi said...

Love this notebook, love the butterflies, love the crackle effect ! It's an amazing project! Wonderul! barbara

Lynn Price said...

Stunning, from A to Z! Adore the crackle, and all of your distressing on both globe and butterflies, and labels... absolutely inspiring! xxx Lynn

Almo said...

Just stunning Brenda, I could sit and admire this all day. Mo x

Corrie Herriman said...

Yummy crackle ! Fantastic project !
Corrie x

Suzanne C said...

Wow! Stunning. That crackle finish is oh so beautiful and the rusty colors with the blues is yummy!

pearshapedcrafting said...

Wow Brenda! This is truly fabulous! Hugs, Chrisx

A Pink said...

Fabulicious ! Brenda Just look art al that gorgeous crackle in those equally gorgeous colours and you;ve used some of my fave dies . So clever to use the small butterfly on top of the larger one - they fit perfectly .
Looking forward to seeing the next one ......
hugs x