Monday, 10 October 2016

How to Make a Elegant Wedding Guest Book

Hello Crafters,

On Today's blog Design Team member Claire Newcombe will be showing you who to make a Wedding Guest Book.

Shopping List:
Craft Dies by Sue Wilson Finishing Touches Perfect Peony Complete Petals CED1432
Mini Stencil Heart Cluster CEMSHEART
MDF 6X6 Book Covers CEMDFBOOK6X6
MDF Wedding Accessories CEMDFWEDACC
Cosmic Shimmer Colour Cloud Ocean Blue CSCCOCEAN & Summer Sky CSCCSUMM
Cosmic Shimmer Texture Paste
Cosmic Shimmer Glitter
Phill Martin CS Gilding Wax Frosty Aqua CSPMGWFRAQUA
Creative Expressions Finishing Touches Satin Ribbon Ocean Blue CESROCEAN
Creative Expressions Self Adhesive Pearls White 5mm SAP5WHITE


Step 1. Prepare the MDF elements by priming them with a 2 coats 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.


Step 4. 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.

Step 9. Using Cosmic Shimmer Glue fix all your items onto the front to create this simple elegant Wedding Guest book. 



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