Hi, everyone. I am up on the Creative Embellishments blog today with a canvas book. To say I used a ton of Creative Embellishment chippies on this project would be a huge understatement. I let my imagination run wild with them. For the front and back cover, I used 10Second Studio's Verday paints in iron and bronze with tons of patina. I crinkled a plastic back over it while drying so that I would get the exta texture. The image is from G45 Steampunk Debutante. On her head I layered tons of small, medium, and large gears, propellers, and loose parts. I used Rusty Hinge and Ripe Persimmon distress stains, Prima Dark Rust Chalk Edger and Patina Gilder's paste to colorize everything. I topped off with some metal bits. For the title, I used TH letters. I used a branch with Rusty Hinge and Vintage Photo Distress, and Forest Moss stains, the chalk edger. To add visual texture to the leaves, I used the distress crackle stamp with green archival ink. I inked the gears on the branch with Peacock Feathers distress stain. I outlined all the images with Faber Castell brush pen in black for definition. I also went around the edges and smudged to create a border.
For the inside, I used heavy Gesso and cheese cloth to create a rough texture. I used the iron Verday paint with patina and went over the high points with Patina Gilder's Paste. I cut out pieces from Marion Smith's Nirvana collection to fill in the inside as well as fussy cut some images to embellish. I used pieces of the fish net lattice panel on both sides to ground the images. I added the clock and photo corner that I embossed with Lindy's stamp gang blue embossing powder. I used the Verday paints on weather vane.