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Thursday, 26 April 2012

Altered Faux book

Hello everyone, hope you are well :-) Here I am with a project that is a little different for me-an altered faux book. For this I used a bare wooden faux book with a drawer inside the spine. I used Viva Terra texture paste which I embossed by stamping into it while wet with uninked stamps. I then used three different colours of Metallic acrylic paint in Purple, Silver and Blue.
 I applied the paint with sponges from the pound shop, and it gave it a sheen which shimmers and changes the colour in the light.
I painted the drawer in the same paints too to carry on the effect throughout the project.

I would like to enter this into the following challenges:
Simon Says Stamp: Anything Goes
Crafting for all Seasons: Anything but a card
Crafts and Me: Embossing
Top Tip Tuesday: Anything but a card
Crafty Bloggers Network: Love Paints
Fashionable Stampers Challenge: Embossing

Thank you for looking and for your lovely comments :-)


  1. Gorgeous I so want to try this myself.

  2. Stunning Elaine, thanks for entering the CBN challenge, good luck xxx

  3. this is beautiful! x
    want to try now!!!! x

  4. This is gorgeous, love the colour....

  5. Fabulous and loving the colours too.

    Linda xxx

  6. Wow, this looks fabulous.

    Catherine x

  7. Oh this is just beautiful!!!! You have a lovely blog :-) Love 'n' hugs, Mel xx

  8. This is brilliant I love it xx Jan

  9. This is gorgeous Elaine, love the colors and how they chsnge in the light xx

  10. That is just fab what a lovely project xxxxxxxxxxxxx

  11. Gorgeous Elaine, hope you are keeping well and have a lovely weekend. Chris xx

  12. Looks beautiful, love the textured finish and the metalic sheen. Thank you for joining us at FSC this time.

  13. What a fantastic interpretation of our embossing theme ;). Love the colours and the stamping on Terra - great project!

    Thank you for joining our Fashionable Stamping Challenge ;). Joanna x

    Ps. Please come and join my 2nd Blogaversary candy ;-). Hope to see you there and good luck!

  14. Oh wow this is amazing, love it :-)

    x Sazzle xx
    (lincs crafty girl)

  15. very pretty and unique :-) xxx

  16. Your altered faux book is stunning! Love those colors and embossing! Thank you for joining us at Fashionable Stamping Challenges.

  17. Elaine this is incredible, I love the embossing and metallic colours. Im so glad to see an altered project from you too, youre a natural. I look forward to seeing more. Lee x

  18. This is gorgeous - I love the colours. Love this faux book - not seen one before - fab idea :)

    Thanks for joining us over at Top Tip Tuesday for our 'Anything but a Card' challenge. Don't forget if you share a Top Tip with us you could win our Top Tipper prize :)

    Thanks for playing :)

    Carol x

  19. Great project love all the embossing! Thanks for joining in with us at Top Tip Tuesday Challenge this time, Hope you can come play again soon, hugs Samantha :0)

  20. A fantastic creation with great details!

    Thanks for joining us at the Fashionable Stamping challenges !!
    xxx Ellie xxx

  21. gorgeous hun

    thanks for joining us at CFAS this week

    jen xx

  22. Great box, I love how you were able to stamp into the textured paste. Thanks for joining the Anything But A Card Challenge at Top Tip Tuesday.


Thank you for your lovely comments, I really appreciate them all :-) Elaine-xxx-

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