This is what I made, and below you can see how it started. One of these folders that Amazon likes to use to send stuff in. Well, with a bit of altering this has so many new uses......
I started by covering the whole out side with two layers of gesso. I also added some texture crackle paste through a stencil, a Blue Fern chip board piece and then it was time to start with colour.
These are the colours I used for this project:
Vibez in Egg Noggin, Jeni B Bleu and Rolling in the Hay, Night Moves
Coloringz in Oh Say Can U Sea and Heidi Ho Bleu
Shimmerz: Sunny, Key Lime and Coffee
A first layer of colour, just using the Vibez and Colorings sprays.
I added two scraps of the top layer of a paper serviette using a decoupage medium. When it had dried I covered these pieces with clear gesso, this so they would not absorb the next colours too much.
Next I deepened the colours using the Shimmerz paints and also some more of the sprays, but this time carefully applying them in certain places with a paint brush.
Deepening the colour still further and adding some background stamping with a text stamp and some stencilling using black Archival ink.
The chip board was coloured with a mix of Coffee and Key Lime Shimmerz paint.
And here the final front cover. I love the added texture from the ripped cardboard.
Two Ideaology Hitch Fasteners and a piece of string help the folder to close. You could use elastic as well of course or a little magnet.
The inside was covered in scrap book paper and I added some tissue washi tape for strength on the folds.
Well, there you have it, an altered folder to keep all sorts of bits and pieces in.
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