Thanksgiving is just past, and I’m moving on to Christmas. I made these two booklets using Arnold Grummer’s mini zigzag books to give as greeting cards.
For cover of the booklet on the right, I paired USArtQuest’s Duo Adhesive and Arnold Grummer’s Gold Dust particles. I daubed a foam wedge in the Duo and pounced it randomly on the surface of the brown handmade paper. The Duo goes on as a white liquid and is effective when it dries clear and tacky. When the Duo was dry, I liberally sprinkled the surface with the Gold Dust particles. Next, I used a textured sponge to remove the excess Gold Dust, leaving a beautiful, randomly gilded cover.
|Close up of Gold Gilded ZigZig Booklet|
I embellished each cover with snowflakes punched from handmade paper. A rhinestone in the center of each snowflake adds just the right touch of bling.
The inside of the blue snowflake booklet was also done with Duo and Gold Dust, but this time I used the Duo with rubber stamps, using the Duo in place of ink.
|Inside Sentiment of ZigZag Booklet with Blue Snowflake Cover|
The inside of the gilded cover booklet was done with rub-ons.
|Inside Sentiment of ZigZag Booklet with Gilded Cover|
I’m thrilled with the combination of Arnold Grummer’s metallic additives—they come in copper and silver as well as the gold—and Duo Adhesive.
You can see more projects using handmade paper at Arnold Grummer’s blog.