The idea is based on Free motion stitching and the prints are perfect for this technique as the acrylic paint has given each print the stability to withstand the needles going through and added to that after the page has been glued to the backing card it is further stabilized!
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After I chose my base paper Gel Press™ prints I then embellished them by glueing on the two birds and embroidered around a similar flower from another print, cut it out and glued it on. I finished these off by sewing in Free motion around each element.
|Select some card|
|Glue prints to the card after embellishment. Here I have used another set of prints|
|You can add a pocket with clear acetate on outside back to collect bits of memorablia|
The buttons and beads just added a bit of fun and the elastic holds the pages together when not in use. The ends of the elastic are hidden by the first page of the sketchbook and will be glued into place also
Glue to pages onto the prepared card and fold over the edges neatly and also glue into place
Glue the embellished page to the front page of the book taking care to line it up and then glue the back to the back page.
Go as far as you want!
I hope you enjoyed this little project and will try this yourselves......
See you again soon