I've been very productive of late. This is a
good - no GREAT thing.
I've got a big stash of the composition books and a ton of ideas for them.
But when I sit down and start on them - sometimes I just stall out.
The two I'm featuring today were STALLED - seriously stalled for a bit.
See that blue paper background? HEAD OVER HEELS for that paper. Looks like old old crackled wood. and I was determined to use it.
So I covered the front of the book and then could not find any embellishments to go with it.
I thought and I dug and I pondered and fretted.
Then remembered a box (SOMEWHERE) that I had hardware in. Old doorplates and pulls type of hardware.
Found the box and this old doorplate. I scrubbed it up and sprayed it with some sealer. But what to do about the keyhole - the lock was long gone.
I scrounged around and found this stamp. It is patterned after old postmarks. I stamped it and glued behind the plate. Then I filled it in with 3d paper glaze. Fun and perfect.
Glue onto the cover. I really really like this one a lot.
Another one that stalled (and that I almost just left without anything on it) was the old measuring tape one.
This is a great paper - with glossy and embossed areas - featuring these old measuring tapes.
Again - I pondered and dug.
For some reason - this felt like an old general store kind of thing.
Gather - old receipts from a dry good store (1920's receipt) and some from a traveling salesman to a lumber company (1950's)
I had a torn bit of a tape measure - and a polite "collection notice" sticker (thank you MaryAnn)
But for some reason this felt unfinished.
So I left it and came back to it later.
I found some shims I had tucked away and stamped them with some block numbers. (8-15 happens to be my grandmothers birthday - The Man's grandmother's birthday - AND my daughter's birthday)
But they were not exactly the right color ---- GlimmerMist - great stuff and they now have it at JoAnn's.
I sprayed the shims and knew this was perfect.
Pile it all up - and glue it down.
Hope you guys have a great day.