We are in wedding season, and with
Creative Expressions we are showcasing the wonderful products, and our projects that you can make to accessorise your wedding, and remember those special moments. it is very apt, for me to be sharing this post with you this week in particular, because this week I am celebrating my 20th wedding anniversary.
The project i have chosen to create is a wedding guest book. I think it is a lovely idea for this blank paged book to be passed around from guest to guest to jot down and share their thoughts about your special day. I have step by step photo’s for you here, and at the end i have a full list of the Creative Expressions supplies I’ve used.
Step by step
Step 1 – Prepare the MDF elements by priming them with a couple of layers of gesso. Allow to dry properly between layers.
Step 2- . Stamp multiple images of the two smallest Filigree Peony stamps, using Colour Cloud Ocean blue. Use the corresponding Perfect Peony dies to cut out the flowers.
Step 3- Take a ball ended tool to shape the flowers. Work onto a soft surface, like Phil Martins stamping mat, and moving the tool in circular movements in the centre of the flower. Add self adhesive flat backed pearls to the centre of each bloom.
When the gesso is dry, begin applying Colour Cloud Ink to the MDF cover. Use the smoothie sponges to apply the colour. Either in a dabbing or circular motion, depending on the preferred finish. Allow to dry thoroughly.
Step 5- Apply sparkle texture paste through the heart cluster mini stencil, as a backdrop for the MDF embellishments
Step 6- Extend the texture paste through a portion of the stencil further up the page. Allow to dry.
Step 7- Use Colour Cloud ink and gilding wax to colour tint the MDF elements. Accent areas with Cosmic Shimmer glitter jewels. When dry fix onto the stencilled area of the book cover.
Step 8- Use silicone glue gel to apply the stamped flowers around the MDF shapes, ‘catching’ short lengths of ribbon and loops among the petals.
Creative Expressions supplies
MDF 6×6 book covers (2 pieces) – CEMDFBOOK6x6
MDF Wedding accessories (pack 19) – CEMDFWEDACC
Finishing Touches collection by Sue Wilson, Perfect Peony complete petals Die – CED1432
Stamps to Die For, Filigree Peony – UMS660
Mini Stencil Heart Cluster – CEMSHEARTS
Cosmic Shimmer Colour Cloud, Ocean Blue & Summer Sky
Phill Martin Metallic Gilding Wax, Frosty Aqua – CSPHGWFRAQUA
Finishing Touches 5mm Flat backed self adhesive pearls – SAP5WHITE
Cosmic Shimmer Glitter Jewels
Many thanks for joining me today. Below I have the link for the Creative Expressions blog, so if you’d more information or inspiration, head on over to see what the rest of the team have been up to.
Please click the link below to see what the other members of the Creative Expressions Design Team have been creating
Satin Ribbon, Ocean Blue – CESROCEAN