Hi everyone! Martina here with my very first Hip Kit Club DT Blog Post.
As I am working with the absolutely beautiful December Documented Kit, I have been thinking about sharing my process of the creation of my December Documented Binder.
To get started, I assembled everything I had planned on using –
Crate Paper – Merry Days Glittered Chipboard Stars
Crate Paper – Merry Days Cardstock Stickers
Pebbles – Cozy & Bright Woodgrain Phrase Thickers
Pinkfresh Studio – Holiday Vibes – Chipboard Frames and Shapes
Pinkfresh Studio – Holiday Vibes – Mini Dipped Wood Veneer Alphabet
Pinkfresh Studio – Holiday Vibes – Enamel Dots
Next I cut out the first of the 12 days of Giving Cut files to use on my cover.
My creative process often takes another road as usually planned – that’s what happened during this project, too – to get started, I glued the cut file down and covered all the kraft parts of my binder with regular gesso.
A good tip to remember is: To protect the bookbinder linen, cover it up with painters tape, it is easy to apply & remove afterwards.
Whilst I waited for the first and the second layer of gesso to dry, I tried to figure out how I’d like to arrange my album title.
The pebbles wood grain chipboard “Christmas” was perfect!
Once completely dry, i have added another layer of gesso to get a nice and even coverage.
A light mist of water onto the cover prepared the gesso me to add some water color to the die cut.
To get some more depth and interest, I added another shade of blue.
After the water color has dried completely, I arranged my title as planned:
Since I wasn’t completely happy with it, I tried another version:
I ended up with a variation of version two:
I am really happy with the result and am looking forward to recording lots of wonderful December moments in it!
I really do hope that I can encourage and inspire you to create your own binder for your December Documented projects!
I cannot wait to see, what you create!