Wednesday, August 4, 2010

Altered Tablet

I purchased this tablet from my local Dollar General. It measures 5-3/4" x 9".
I covered it using K&Co "Peabody" collection and also "life's journey" collection. Using a foam brush, I lightly brushed on a bit of "sheer gold glaze" over my patterned paper, dried it a little with my heat gun. I distressed the edges with "vintage photo" ink. I did this same technique to all the papers I will be adding.
This next strip of paper, I ran it through my Cuttlebug using the "Victoria" embossing folder. I brushed the sheer gold glaze onto the raised parts and distressed with vintage photo ink and added glossy accents. 
I cut this marquee shape from the "Storybook" Cricut cartridge at 7". Again, I brushed it with the sheer gold glaze and distressed with vintage photo ink.
I cut this birdcage from "Straight from the Nest" Cricut cartridge at 5". I cut it first in a light weight chipboard and then again in my patterned paper. I glued it together with Zig 2-way glue. I brushed it with the sheer gold glaze and distressed with the vintage photo ink. For added interest I applied small gold half beads to the cage, dangle beads for the bottom and a gem for the birds wing. 
I created these flowers myself just by layering some Prima "got flowers", crumpled them up, distressed each layer with vintage photo ink, sheer gold glaze and glossy accents along the edges. I hot glued all the layers together. The leaves were also distressed the same way. I was going to use that piece of lace but decided not to when putting everything together.
I tied this Stampin" Up satin ribbon into a bow, added a small pin and tag. The metal frame I distressed and added an alphabet sticker to it.
Now, when I put it all together here is what I got.


Audrey Frelx said...

This altered book of yours came out fabulous!!! I love it, and you put a lot of work into it too!

Maureen Reiss said...

Wow!!! This is gorgeous!! I love everything about it!! Love all the distressing!

Jennifer said...

Ohmygoodness!!! :) You did a great job! I absolutely love it! I have been buying a bunch of the composition books (they're on sale everywhere for about 50 cents during back-to-school time) with altering them in mind. You totally motivated me (and upped the bar...I love your ideas of using chipboard to strengthen the cut and using all the metal and floral embellishments)!

Thank you so much for sharing,


flowerdisco said...

Gorgeous! I think the birdcage is one of my fav cuts from SFTN.

I altered a sketch book this weekend but still have to edit pics and upload. But yours is prettier :)

Jo said...

Oh Amy, this is wonderful! All your details are just perfect ... what a great work of art!

Jo xx

Bethany said...

This is absolutely gorgeous!! Love it!!!