This time over on The Craft Barn’s Alpha Challenge Blog the theme is the letter C!
After much Umming and Ahhing I decided my word from the alphabet would be CROWN, I dithered on Coat Of Arms and Chivalry but in the end CROWN won because lets face it we all should act as if we are wearing an invisible crown!
So without further ado here are the step by steps I took to create my journal page, I had a lot of fun making it and I hope that you like the pictures I took
Crown Journal Page Step By Step Instructions
Step 1: Using a pencil I stencilled out a large letter C on the left hand side of the page then I drew a shield type shape around the letter freehand.
Step 2: I tore out papers from an old book into small scraps.
Step 3: And glued the scraps inside the shield shape.
Step 4: I spray painted the entire page using various colours of radiant rain and homemade inks and heat set with my gun, next I stencilled through some sequin waste using watered down white gesso.
Step 6: Next I wanted a nice metallic border so I took a roll of clear parcel tape and pressed it over a strip of sequin waste.
Step 7: I rubbed on a strip of transfer foil onto the sticky side of the clear parcel tape and rubbed it well.
Step 8: Then I peeled off the tape to reveal the foiled pattern on the tape:
Foil transfer sheet after I pulled it off:
Step 10: And stuck the patterned foil tape onto my journal page to create a foiled patterned border like so:
Another angle of the tape:
Step 11: Next I cut a strip of sequin waste and glued it down for a border.
Step 12: The most important step for this challenge, I tore out my chosen word from a dictionary.
Step 13: The final steps for this challenge I added 2 die cut crown shapes which I coloured in with gold paint, spelled out the word CROWN using die cut letters which I also painted and finally added 2 gold painted book hinges from grungeboard to complete.
The finished page:
Close Up Of The Dictionary Definition: