28 May 2019

Oriental Style Molten Dimensions Notebook for Eileen Hull Designs

Hi everyone and welcome. May is another special month for Eileen Hull as she launches some exciting new products in partnership with Thermoweb and Emerald Creek Craft Supplies. The Eileen Hull Inspiration Team have been getting to use them and have lots of ideas and techniques to share with you so make sure you check out all the samples over on Eileen's website.

My project for this month includes Eileen's Molten Dimensions Embossing Powders and her Colorbox Blends inks, both of which are now available in the UK at Country View Crafts!!!


Here's how this book came together. I started by die cutting the new Notebook from mountboard, slicing the spine away from the covers and attaching them with sticky back canvas as shown below.


After cutting thin strips of mountboard and gluing them to the front and back covers the whole Notebook was covered in cotton calico fabric.


At this point I got lost in the process and forgot to take photos so - ignore the colour below! - I brushed the 'Stop' Colorbox Blends ink slightly diluted with water over the fabric and dried it with a heat tool in the same way as a previous project. If you give the surface a light sanding at this point it makes the fabric soft again and adds a worn look. By lightly brushing a little 'Nutmeg' Colorbox Blends ink over some parts of the cover this also adds to the ageing.


The two strips on each cover were painted with 'Gold' Colorbox Blends 2 Metallics ink, the space between them with 'Bay' Colorbox Blends ink and the spine with a mix of 'Nutmeg' and 'Ebony' Colorbox Blends inks. After applying embossing ink to the gold raised strips I sprinkled some of Eileen's new 'Golden Rod' Molten Dimensions embossing powder over them and heat set. This powder is not a 'flat' single colour so if you re-heat it and allow it to cool a few more times the colours begin to 'split' and reveal some of the ink colours from underneath.


A little of the Aqua Splash Molten Dimensions embossing powder was sprinkled into the gap between the two golden strips (already painted with the 'Bay' Colorbox Blends ink). I removed some of the granules before heat setting to create a bumped texture revealing the ink below.


Finally I used one of Seth Apter's rubber stamps from his PaperArtsy ESA02 set to stamp the rectangle pattern on the front cover using the 'Gold' Colorbox Blends 2 ink - as this ink is very thick in consistency it works well if you apply it to your stamp with a brush. To finish a little die cut flower was covered with the 'Aqua Splash' Molten Dimensions embossing powder and glued to the front cover. Here are some close ups showing the inks and embossing in more detail;



Inside I bound in lots of different pages including scrapbook papers, wrapping paper, vellum, postcards, graph paper, ruled paper, watercolour paper and copier paper (all tea stained). To secure them in place I chose something special for the end papers - the aqua/gold marbled paper comes from Venice and was handmade by La Ricerca.


That's it for this month's Eileen Hull project. For lots more from the Inspiration Team make sure to check out Eileen's website HERE.

Thanks for visiting,
Jenny xxx

4 comments:

  1. Am absolutely blown away by this ... it is simply stunning. xXx

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  2. Out of this world stunning! You took this simple book and made it a masterpiece <3

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  3. fabulous notebook Jenny!!!

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  4. Your books just keep getting better and better. This is a masterpiece! I love the gap you created on the cover. I would never have thought to use that blue with the red, but it is so strikingly gorgeous! The end papers...what can I say? This is just so stinkin' fabulous! I love your art, Jenny, and I just love you to bits!

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Thank you so much for stopping by and leaving your comments - they are really appreciated. Jenny xxx

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