Friday, 7 June 2013

Tutorial for Shernocky Crafts.

Good morning ya all..

My DT post today for 

Each month, we, the DT, get a bag of goodies to play with. 
June goodies consists off:

 1 x Paperartsy Hot Picks A5 stamp set
1 x Paperartsy Fresco Finish Chalk Acrylic Paint
  1 x Polyview photo display book
10 small brown money envelopes
  A length of Jute ribbon 

A fantastic goody bag, but also a challenge, as I mainly make cards & scrappages..
 But never the less a fantastic challenge.

I recieved my goodybag only yesterday, late morning, and by 3 pm I had my project done. I knew strait away what I wanted to play with first. The Displaybook...

 A small and cute little photo album. 

 I sanded the front cover to create a bit of grip on the surface. I just used a cheep nail file.

 This is what I used.
My stamp set from PaperArtsy - A Fantastic set, just LOVE IT...
Paperartsy Fresco Finish Chalk Acrylic Paint in Ice blue.. Amazing paint, never seen it before. It dries really quick and really is as it says, chalky..
And for stamping on the cover, I used my StazOn in black.

 I cut my stampset into individual stamps, and simply stamped strait onto my cover. (These stamps comes unmounted, so once cut apart, I simply used my gluestick to attach the stamp to my acrylic block. Just make sure to remove and clean strait after use)
Watch your stamp dont slide when you press. As the cover is a smooth surface, it does take a steady hand as not to mess it up.

 After my stamping was dry, I covered the cover with my paint. I went for very light strokes and slowly built up the colour. I added more to the spine of the album, to cover the name on the spine of the album.
(I accidently got too much paint on to the middle of the cover, but I used a baby wipe to gently wipe of again, then simply took my brush and went over the cover again)
Once I was happy with my paint, I left my book to dry. After it was fully dry, I did cover the book in a layer of varnish.  Im hoping that the varnish will make the book a bit more durable.

 I covered my chipboard letters in my paint. If you dont have any chipboard, simply cut them from card stock and add them using foampads.
 TUT is my Sister's knick name and as her birthday is coming up soon, I decided to make my little book for her.

Ok I must be honest.. I screwed up with these pics..
My idea was to stamp my letters, then lightly cover them in paint. Just like my cover. Only it didnt look right, so I ended covering the letters fully in paint and then stamp.. Meaning the picture are not quite right..

Ok imagine that the letters in now fully painted lol.. like above.. THEN stamp. I used the swirl stamp in my set, and again stamped with StazOn. Once again to make it all abit more durable, once paint was dry, I added a coat of varnish and left to dry.

 Ok so while my lettters was drying, I could continue with my now dry book.
I took a strip of black lace from my stach and added down the spine of my book. Then added a length of ribbon, left over from last months goodies, over it.
 Lastly I added my letters and Voila, my little photo album is finished. 
Here is a few more pic of the finished result.

 And that is it from me for today. I hope you like my book.
Thank you for stopping by & for any comments left behind. Would really love to hear what you think of the tutorial :-)



  1. Wow! This is fantastic hun. Love it, you clever thing xxx

  2. this is gorgeous , thanks for explaining how you did this!!!!

  3. Lovely project Marleen, and a great way to use the album.
    Avril x

  4. Fab project. I love your lace and ribbon down the spine side of the front.

  5. That's so lovely. Thank you for sharing this fab idea xx

  6. Brilliant project Marleen, fantastic how you have worked with the wallet album and stamps.
    Hugs Rachael :) xx

  7. Stunning marleen. thanks for the tutorial all your work is inspirational xx

  8. Oh my word! Marleen this is superb! Fantastic tutorial, stunning book and what a fab goodie bag to play with! Your sister is going to adore this book! Well done on such a fab project and very inspiring too xx

  9. A great idea and a fab tutorial. A super gift.

  10. Fantastic tutorial, must give this a try


  11. absolutely gorgeous hun. Love it lotsly xxx

  12. What an amazing idea, may have to steal it, it will make the most amazing present

  13. This is a fabulous tutorial, love it!
    Jill x

  14. Beautiful project, I love letters stamped like this. Ax