Welcome to eclectic Paperie's ePlay Challenge – Push Your Boundaries! We’re altering our challenges in 2014, creating one, month-long challenge, increasing the prize drawing, holding a design team blog hop, and including a product discount with each new challenge! Check out the details below:
· We’ve combined our two challenges into one, announced on the first Thursday of each month. This gives the design team more flexibility with challenge topics and projects and allows you more time to enter!
· We’ll also feature a product each month, and during the first day of the challenge, you’ll receive a discount on the featured product….be sure to check for the special code!
· Our prize drawing is increasing from $15.00 to a $25.00 gift certificate and the winner of each challenge will be announced on the last Thursday of each month and will be featured on the eP blog.
· Each month we’ll hold a blog hop featuring the beautiful artwork from our design team…just scroll down to the bottom of the post for all of the links! Talk about inspiration!!
Our challenges are about encouraging you to explore your creative journey and inspiring you to step outside of your comfort zone. When you submit your artwork, share a unique card, scrapbook or journal page, a canvas, home décor project, or anything that you’re excited to share! We’re looking forward to crafting with you!
This month’s challenge is ALTER A BOOK.
And here's what I came up with:
Here's my process:
1- Using an old (copyright 1990) torn-up children's book with a missing cover and hard pages, I covered the front page with Gesso.
I'm pretty sure I took too long to complete these steps, because my paint dried pretty fast and I didn't get a good imprint.
4- I used green paint and my Two Leaves Bits mask next.
6- Next I used some aqua paint and the Silicone Wedge tool again to make some straight lines.
7- When I had the front of the page covered with the Gelli prints, I started added fillers with stencils and Distress paints.
8- I added another watered-down coat of Gesso to create a more uniform background.
10- I also added some Black Gesso with the edge of an old credit card, then added some more texture with some Metallic Gold embossing paste and more stencils and some white embossing paste and the Vintage Floral stencil.
11- Of course I couldn't leave well enough alone! I had to pull out some Dylusions ink sprays and squirt them a few times, then allow them to drip down the front of the page. Then I finished it off with a few spritzes of gold Color Shine spray.
And this is how is all turned out:
That's it for me! Please be sure to follow along the blog hop to see all the beautiful inspiration from the design team:
Thank you so much for stopping in today!