Where does Gio find all her ideas? I will always wonder. She surprises me week after week. Today, she made a beautiful altered book using the Crafty Individuals vintage ladies and of course gilding flakes.
An old little book from the thrift store can become a vintage catwalk.
I put some glue on the three sides of the book, holding together all the pages with one hand (you can use clips too)
Once dry, I drew a gothic arch and I cut out the niche with an exacto knife.
I glued some vintage image and text along with pieces of lace. I gessoed everything.
To colour the background, I used Spun Sugar Distress Stain and TeaDye Distress Ink. When dry, covered the sides of the book with the glue and then I applied the copper gilding flakes using a soft paintbrush.
I stamped the two ladies and other details using Jet Black StazOn and
CI-306 - French corset and CI-324 - Refreshing cool and bright voiles then I coloured them with different Distress Inks and Zig BrusH2O Waterbrush.
I added some pieces of lace to two stamped corsets and I glued them to two tiny metallic dress hangers.
CI-324 - Refreshing cool and bright voiles
CI-306 - French corset
StazOn ink Jet black
Distress inks: Worn Lipstick/TeaDye/Mustard Seed/Spun Sugar/DustyConcord
Distress Stain Spun Sugar
Claudine Hellmuth MultiMedium
See you tomorrow