Thursday, February 26, 2009

Photographic

If you click on the image above it will take to a view of all the pages.


My friend Joanne Wardel sent me a blank matchbook book she had made to decorate. If you click on her name it will take you to her blog where she has a great tutorial on how to make them …she ingeniously hides the staples so be sure to check it out.

Anyway it is quite a bit bigger than a real matchbook. The pages were just the right height for the ATC size frames on my new collage sheet but it was too wide…. being the butcher that I am, I got out my xacto knife and cut it a little narrower. Thank goodness she had left the staples in from the edge just enough. I am still getting this ageing thing down so I tried a bit of everything …lol.


I started by stippling the entire thing, then I drizzled ink on it. It still did not look to old so I took the sandpaper to it and roughed it up with the edge of a serrated knife. Better but not quite so next I used some gray, brown and black chalk. Once I had that done I cut the little frames out and placed an acetate window in each. Then came the fun stuff, I added cut out collage images, stamped and embellished to my hearts content :))

11 comments:

joanne wardle said...

oh wow Inka, I love what you did with it

Debi said...

Awesome!!! Beautifully done!

Gayle Page-Robak said...

I absolutely love what you have done to get the aged effect on this matchbook...stunning, Inka!

Cynthia (Cindy) Powell said...

This turned out fabulous! Love the photographers logo image.

Carolyn said...

WOW....another INKA inspiration. Love the enhancements.

Mar said...

the pages are great
but how did you make me click that page and take me to different page
that was clever too!

Sarah said...

Your album is quite an inspiration piece...now, if I only had those frames!!

Lynn Stevens said...

Inka, This is awesome. You have to bring it to the next meeting. I'd love to see it in person
Lynn

Carolyn said...

The pages of your book are awesome, Inka. A variety of themes for each page that are all coordinated. JUST GORGEOUS.

StampinCathy said...

WoW! This is just beautiful.

Karen L said...

That booklet is AWESOME! Love the distressing and how you filled up the pages with artwork! I'm going to check out the link to see how it was all put together