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Steampunk notebook

Hi there, crafty friends!
It is Victoria here today. Can you believe it is May already?.. This month our theme is "Anything but a card", so I created a steampunk notebook for my husband - it was our 10 anniversary on May,3 and that is a part of a gift.
For making the cover I took two cardboard pieces 10*18 cm each, a piece of fabric about 30*20 cm, and also a piece of felt for softness. I glued the felt to the cardboard and then covered it with fabric, as usual. Then I coloured the fabric with red and brown sprays and covered it with clear gloss medium for waterproof and shiny look. When it dried, I set the eyelets and rings.

Then I started to create my faux-metal panels. I used two pieces of watrcolour paper 8*16 cm each, rounded the corners and applied gear pattern with a texture paste through the stencil. After that I took some leftovers from chipboard, metal gear and a tiny handle and glued them to the backgrounds. Also I added accents with liquid pearls.
I painted the panels with black gesso and started to reveal the texture. For that I used dry brush and silver acrylic paint, adding a bit of it only to the raised areas. I dried the paint with WOW! Heat Tool - Euro to speed the process. Then I sponged embossing ink from Wow Clear Ultra Slow Drying Embossing Pad to the raised areas and sprinkled and heat set WC05 Metallic Silver powder. I didn't need even coverage, only metallic look. Then I added a bit more ink and applied some WC02 Metallic Copper and WC04 Metallic Gold Rich powders. After heat-setting I used one of my favourites, WL05 Verdigris powder - I absolutely adore it!






To decorate the inside of the notebook I took a piece of watercolour paper, slightly smaller than the cover, sprayed it, used a stencil to add crackle texture with clear paste. As a finishing touch, I used a stamp from Sparkle & Shine (by Maya Isaksson) - Clear Stamp Set with Wow Clear Ultra Slow Drying Embossing Pad and  WL05 Verdigris powder.
I am really happy with the result!
WOW! Heat Tool - Euro
Wow Clear Ultra Slow Drying Embossing Pad
Sparkle & Shine (by Maya Isaksson) - Clear Stamp Set
WL05 Verdigris
WC02 Metallic Copper
WC04 Metallic Gold Rich
WC05 Metallic Silver
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