Thursday, February 5, 2015

Love Notes Artist on the Block

I am sharing my Love Notes Mini Album Artist Block along with it being on the Artist on the Block Blog.
 It is super easy to make and will make a lovely gift for me to give to my sweet husband with some special notes. 
I began by cutting out an XL Scoreboard Artist Block, covering it with some music paper from the Echo Parks Victoria Collection. I torn and glued paper towels to the edges of the block, added a sticker and frame to the front of the box.
Once the glue and paper towels are completely dried; cover with White Gesso from Deco Art Mixed Media, along with adding some over the frame. 
Again, wait for the Gesso to dry and then apply Modeling Paste over the Tim Holtz Shattering Layer Stencil.
Allow the Gesso is dry cover with a wash of Deco Art Translucent White Paint, then a wash of the Deco Art Green Gold and to finish with a wash of the Cadmium Red Paint. ***Repeat doing the same to the white flowers. Set everything to one side until it dries.
To make the books you will need to cut two 3" x 3" pattern papers for the book covers, cut a 1" piece of the matboard to for the binding, add the pattern paper to the inside of cover to make book.
Cut 8 pieces of 3" x 6" pieces of white card stock, stamp with Love Letters Memento Ink and a Stampendous Script Stamp.
Using one of the labels from Eileen Hull's Kitchen Label Dies place on a folded white scrap paper, add letter sticker and run through die cut machine.
Make a label for each of the "Love" letters.
Once everything is dry add the labels to the front of mini books and flowers to the cover of the Love Notes Artist Block.
Well I hope you have enjoyed my Love Notes Artist Block and make sure to checkout the Artist on the Block for more fabulous inspiration along with the Eileen Inspiration Blog to play along with the Project to Love Challenge.
Sizzix Matboard
Echo Park Vintage Collection
Tim Holtz Shattering Layer Stencil
Stampendous Script Stamp
Modeling Paste
Love Letters Memento Ink
Random Metal Frames and Wood Leaves