This workshop shows how to make this covered MDF book using the snow fibre paper and some of the craft themed MDF pieces.
Here is a close up of the coloured craft themed MDF pieces & the stamped snow fibre paper. The paper gives a wonderful texture and gaps the Adirondack gold paint perfectly.
The inner pages are made by covering thick board with the snow fibre paper & a clear texture paste has been used through a stencil to achieve a lovely pattern to the page.
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Grand Calibur™ Die Cutting Machine : WIZGC-200
Creative Expressions 6″ x 6″ MDF Book Covers : CEMDFBOOK6X6
Creative Expressions Craft Themed MDF Pack : CEMDFCRAFT
Creative Expressions Snow Fibre Paper : FIBPAPER-001
Vintage Filigree Fancies Stamp Set : JRAG-04020
Spellbinders All-in-One Tool : WIZTOOL
Adirondack Gold Paint Dabber : DABGOLD
Cosmic Shimmer Gesso Primer : CSGESWHI
Cosmic Shimmer Texture Paste Clear : CSPASTCLEAR
Phill Martin Cosmic Shimmer Chic Moss Gilding Wax : CSPMGWMOSS
Creative Expressions Smoothies : CESMOOTH
Cosmic Shimmer Clear Glue : CSGLUE & Silicone Glue
Step by Step Instructions
Step 1. This workshop will show you how to make a lovely snow fibre covered MDF book. For this project you`ll need the Creative Expressions 6″ x 6″ MDF book covers & the craft themed MDF pack. Also needed is the Creative Expressions snow fibre paper, Cosmic Shimmer gesso primer and Cosmic Shimmer clear texture paste are used to cover the book cover and pages. The vintage filigree fancies rose stamp is used to stamp over the snow fibre paper.
Step 2. Take the Cosmic Shimmer gesso primer and using a flat brush paint across the top / front cover of the MDF. This is an optional step which gives a lovely base to the snow fibre paper. Also cover the back panel and once the gesso is dry flip the MDF over and repeat the same on the reverse of the book covers.
Step 3. When the gesso is dry paint add a layer of the matt or gloss, glue seal & glaze over the cover and right up to the edge of the cover. Cosmic Shimmer dries clear glue can also used to attach the snow fibre paper onto the cover.
Step 4. Lay a piece of the snow fibre paper over the front cover and trim around the edges of the MDF.
Step 5. Poke the Spellbinders all in one tool through the holes in the MDF. You will need to wiggle the tool around as there are fibres in the paper. There is another step late on to show how best to finish the holes off.
Step 6. Place the vintage filigree fancies rose stamp on an acrylic block and add a layer of the Tim Holtz crushed olive distress ink onto the stamp.
Step 7. Then just add a small amount of the peacock feathers distress ink on the flower heads leaving the stems of the flowers with the crushed olive distress ink.
Step 8. Stamp the inked stamp onto the snow fibre paper and continue this process all over the cover. Then go in and stamp off the edge of the cover to fill in the gaps before using a 2nd and 3rd generation stamp in the gaps in between the main solid stamped areas.
Step 9. Add some peacock feathers ink onto a Creative Expressions smoothie and add some of the ink area the edges of the cover.
Step 10. If you cut the snow fibre paper out for the front cover there will be a smaller piece left for the back panel if using 1 A4 sheet per cover. This is ok if a small border is left all the edge as you can use the distress ink to blend over the gesso paint border. Beforehand repeat the stamping over the snow fibre paper then distress the edges.
Step 11. Once the front and back cover have been covered use some of the Adirondack gold paint dabber to add a gold trim along the plain side edge of the MDF panel. Now angle the dabber to run a line of the gold over some of the sides of the snow fibre paper.
Step 12. Use the Spellbinders all in one tool to poke further down in the hole. Use the plastic area as it just fits into to the hole and it will curve the snow fibre paper neatly into the hole. Repeat from the back of the MDF for another neat finish.
Step 13. Once you have covered and stamped both front and back of the 2 MDF panels you will have the 2 main pieces for the book cover completed.
Step 14. Here is a close up of the gold on the edge of the snow fibre paper.
Step 15. To make some inner dividing pages for the book cut 4 pieces of thick grey board (often found in the back of card packs to protect the card in posting) to 142mm x 142mm.
Step 16. Add some Cosmic Shimmer dries clear glue over the front of the card panel.
Step 17. Then add it right up to the corner edge of a piece of the snow fibre paper.
Step 18. Fold the snow paper over the side edge of the card. Please note your card won`t have the measurements written on the front of the card!!!! Once it`s creased in place add some more of the Cosmic Shimmer dries clear glue over the card making sure the edges have glue on them.
Step 19. Crease and press the paper down and line the side edge up so it lays neatly over the back of the card.
Step 20. Press your hand over the side edge of the card as this will leave a mark as to where the snow paper needs to be trimmed off.
Step 21. Once trimmed add some of the Adirondack gold paint dabber over the edges and just onto the sides of the snow fibre paper.
Step 22. Repeat this process on the all 4 pieces of card or on however many pieces you require. Gather all the covered pieces of card together once the gold paint has dried.
Step 23. Sandwich the panels in place so one side of the panels are right up against the edge with the holes on and then make sure the other 3 sides have the same distance around each side to the edge of the book cover. Poke the Spellbinders all in one pokey tool through the hole in the MDF covered front panel so it marks the panels below.
Step 24. Use the just made poked hole marking to punch a hole through covered board. Either use a Japanese screw punch, a crop a dile or just ease a hole with a pokey tool if you don`t have a suitable punch.
Step 25. Once the first panels are cut the underneath ones will often be punched through a little so remove the top panel and start again punching into the board below. Do this until you have all of the covered boards punched through.
Step 26. Now select a `That Special Touch` mask or a Creative Expressions mask and place it over the snow fibre panel.
Step 27. Place the panel and mask onto a non stick craft mat for added protection and then add some of the Cosmic Shimmer clear texture paste onto the craft mat.
Step 28. or put a few dabs of the paste directly onto the corners of the panel.
Step 29. Use a flat scrappy tool to smooth the paste flatly over the mask keeping it away from the inner plain area of the mask.
Step 30. Once the paste is level, lift the mask off and place the mask in a bowl of water or use a Grime Boss to wipe the excess texture paste off the mask before it dries.
Step 31. This is how the raised texture paste will look before it dries clear, alternatively use a white, coloured or sparkle texture paste for a more solid look.
Step 32. Select a few craft themed MDF pieces to embellish the front cover of the book.
Step 33. Add some distress ink on a smoothie and stipple it over the MDF pieces. Then dab some of the gold Adirondack paint on the edges / top of the MDF.
Step 34. You can also add some of the gold onto the stamp.
Step 35. Stamp quickly on the MDF button. Just be sure to clean the stamp quickly with a Grime Boss wipe or stamp cleaner.
Step 36. Use some crushed olive and peacock feathers distress ink on a smoothie and distress the edges of the clear texture masked area. Then for added definition use some Phill Martin chic moss gilding wax to left the clear raised areas.
Step 37. Either use some ring clips / D rings although the larger one was a bit tight and didn`t let the pages flip easily so the next step was used.
Step 38. Here a piece of Cosmic Shimmer green 2 tone ribbon was tied loosely in a knot and the ends trimmed off.
Step 39. Then a green and gold ribbon was tied through ribbon into a bow.
Step 40. Add the piece of ribbon through the holes in the button and then add then buttons over the knot of the bow. Use some of the Cosmic Shimmer dries clear glue to attach the Craft & Scissors to the front cover of the project.
Step 41. Here is a close up of the MDF pieces and the stamped snow fibre paper.
Step 42. The inner pages divide the book up nicely and pull the design together nicely. Add your own paper pages as a diary, address book or even magnetic sheet to house some dies on.
Happy Crafting x
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