Sunday, May 30, 2010

Fly Away LFB Front Cover

At the Collage Stuff yahoo group, we are doing a little fat book with a bird theme. The title of the swap is "Fly Away." The pages are to be mailed to me by July 1, so I need to get busy and get the 19 handmade cover and 19 digital back covers done. My first idea did not work out like I had hoped, but I like this design.
I started out a background of a vintage dictionary page. I sprayed it some shimmer spray that one can make using Perfect Pearls, dye ink re-inkers, water and a mini mister. I used Peeled Paint Re-Inker and a Pearl Perfect Pearls. I stamped on it with a scrolly stamp, smooshed gold paint over the top, stamped again with the scrolly stamp with blank ink and then stamped the scrolly stamp with a red Studio Paint. I glued down the three roses from the 7343 Fairy Victorian Scrap (Collage Stuff). I glued down some vintage sheet music (Collage Stuff) on the right side. I covered the sheet music with gold paint, wiped most of it off, and then applied the same red paint and wiped most of it off. I glued down a length of green vintage UK bus tickets (Collage Stuff). So the background was done and then what to put on it? I never have a problem making a background. It's the "what do I put on it" that's hard sometimes. I found this bird image on the "On the Wing" collage sheet (Collage Stuff), sized it a little bigger and liked how it looked on the background. I glued it down and used a gold metallic marker and grey Copic marker to highlight the image. The words were made at the Acme Label Maker website. I used a black Copic marker on all of the edges to frame the piece. I'll eventually seal it with a gel medium or a Krylon spray sealer. I will probably change this up as I go along - making 19 exactly the same is boring! I will make a simple back for this page detailing the swap participants.


  1. Lisa, this is so bright and beautiful, love it.

  2. Just gorgeous! Love those rich colors - birds are certainly a hit right now!