These are great for this project because of their smaller size and there's three to a pack so you can make three mini books for very little cost!
I wanted to go for an old-world metal look so pulled out several colors of Piccolo Enamel Powders: Mermaid Tears, Vintage Gold, Temple Stone, Vintage Copper and Victorian Bronze. I started by painting all the book board with Ranger's Pitch Black acrylic Paint Dabber.
Piccolo Enamel Powder Adhesive and sprinkled with one of the powders. I didn't cover the entire piece with just one color of powder. I left openings and filled in with several of the other colors. I tapped the excess off onto a piece of paper and poured it into a separate jar and saved as a party mix.
I like to heat my first layer totally so it has a smooth finish. I then sprinkle on another layer and use the heat flash method of not heating till smooth. I build three to four layers with this technique, which creates lots of age.
This frame gets glued to the next layer when cooled and secure with clothespins or binder clips to set the glue. Once set, use the dabber adhesive around the new layer and use the enamel powders in the same manner as with the first layer.
Once I decided how I wanted to bind the book (I settled on using my Zutter Bind-it-All with the space bar), I punched the last layer before gluing it the others. I also wanted to add an eyelet for the closure so punched the hole for that and inserted the eyelet but did not set it.Card Decor Set No. 5 and Heart Flourishes Set No. 2 along with the new Dragonfly Wings. I made two flowers from Vintage song sheets using Sizzix Flowers, 3D die.
Clear Rock Candy Crackle Paint. When all the pieces were dry I assembled them on the tag to fit them within the globe before gluing it all down.
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