Hello friends, it's me Venus posting here.
Are you ready for a tutorial?
This is going to be a long one.....
Let's Make this Vanity Box
Here's how it was made....
I used an old hardbound book
and removed all its pages
strong paper glue, chipboard strips, poster paint (or acrylic), gesso, sponge brush, pages from the book
I measured a strip of chipboard to fit the center of the book to
become the spine, then adhered it using glue
next, I started applying glue all over the the book
and adhered strips of book pages
Completely cover the book, and apply glue evenly to flatten the strips. Set aside
and leave to dry.
Measure chipboard to fit the inner margins of the book.
Adhere ends with glue
Next... adhere strips of paper on the frame to join the underside of the book cover.
and worked another layer...
Leave to dry.
Once dry, I pinted the surface pink...
To make pink, just mix a bit of red on lots of gesso.
It should look like this.... leave to dry.
(I waited for 12 hours)
I hand cut some hearts from Webster's Pages paper
I arranged vintage flowers, applied some gesso over them...
Up close, the hearts look muted because I painted a thin coat of gesso over them...
I used Tim Holtz mask to apply texture paste, used letter stickers, wood charms, die cut Eiffel
I would love to hear your comments!
I still have three more hard bound book covers (all pages already torn out)
If anyone would like to have them... just comment below.
If there'd be more than one
who wants them, I'll have to draw a name.
(shipping within Philippines only)