Tuesday, March 26, 2013

Chipboard Book Pages

Here are a couple of pages from a chipboard book that I am altering/decorating.

The process is simple but each step takes some time for the drying process. (I leave mine to air-dry)

Start by adding gesso to the entire page, making textures at the same time. After this is dry, use modelling paste to create more texture – then gently push small embellishments in a pleasing manner into the paste. I have also used plaster gauze beside the Katy Keene image.

After this step has dried, spray or paint with your choice of colors – let dry after each color application, or they will mix, sometimes making a brown mess. (unless this is the effect you’re going for!)

After dry, use some rub and buff or your favorite wax paste to color the tops of the texture. I have used Viva Decor’s Inka Gold. I love this paint.

I have five pages for this book – three to go!

My sisters have suggested that I put them up on the wall, as a set of five – What do you think?


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Coleen said...

Wow, now I wanna see the rest when you are done. Rich in texture and interest. Nice job. I think they'd be lovely on the wall too.

Coleen in Ukraine

Daphne said...

Thanks Coleen, it really is an interesting technique, lots of fun. I will do a few more and then decide if the wall is the place for it!

Coleen said...

Daphne, thanks so much for stopping by my page and commenting. I so appreciate it. You are an encourager for sure. I'm happy to see this project again. I really must do more with paste. I've done some, but funny how we forget about a technique until someone reminds us. Thanks for the reminder.
Hugs, Coleen