Friday, October 10, 2014

A sketch book with 100 proof Press

School field trips or a little day trip, Nini likes to make herself little sketches or collect ephemera in sketch books. Here's a small pocket sketch book I made for her to take along.

For this project, I used:
Others: Cardstock, Gesso, Gelatos, Stamper's Brush pens, pinking scissors, paint brush, adhesive, ink pad, ruler, bone folder, sewing machine, thread, ribbon, punch, Tim Holtz Distress Crackle Clear Rock Candy

Here are the steps to create this sketchbook

Stamp the image on cardstock with permanent ink and cut the block out with pinking scissors.

Color in the images with Stamper's Brush pens. 

Create soft colored backgrounds for each block using Gelatos.

When dry, apply a moderate coat of Clear Rock Candy Distress Crackle medium over each little block. Let dry thoroughly for cracks to appear.

Apply Gesso to the cover which is just folded cardstock measuring 5.5" x 4.25". Color it with Gelato.

Add Gelato color at the top of the page and add water for it to drip down. Let dry.

Create the inside pages by folding more white cardstock, size being 5.5" x 4.25". Use a bone folder for nice clean creases.

Stitch the stamped block on the cover with sewing machine.

Align the page inserts inside the cover and punch two holes through the entire stack with Crop-a-dile leaving about 1" from top and bottom. Thread a ribbon through the holes and tie into a bow.

Hope you enjoyed this sketchbook and tutorial. Be sure to check out the 100 Proof Press shop for more fun stamps!

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