This week at Frilly and Funkie we'd love to see you transform something. Sue Carrington is our host and her project is a real stunner. Whether you have something laying around the house or something you've purchased specifically to alter, we'd love to see what you make of it. And remember… there's a gift certificate to Linda Coughlin's Funkie Junkie Boutique for a random winner.
I have many things I've picked up with altering in mind, and this faux book has been waiting around for a long while. Here's what it looked like to start:
I had at it with my Dyan Reaveley Ink Sprays and liberal spritzes of water. I love these sprays… the colors are just fantastic! I then stamped Tim's Papillon script stamp repeatedly in Vermillion Archival Ink and inked all the edges with Vintage Photo Distress Ink.
I will be using this faux book as a tabletop box for special pens and my water brush markers (which are filled with Dyan's sprays for more detailed application.)
I also used Linda's corrugated kraft paper that I ran through the Vagabond with one of Tim's on-the-edge dies, three colors of Linda's burlap string, and giant eyelets from my Crop-o-Dile set.
I didn't want a title on it so I could change my mind on storing it vertically or horizontally, but I definitely wanted to decorate the spine. I used two of Linda's filigree pieces attached with brads. The filigree pieces are thin enough that they're easy to bend:
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