Friday, December 3, 2010

Do It Yourself--Altered Book--Scratchboard technique

This spread is about what I am most grateful for.  On the left side page, I created a scratchboard of sorts.

Here's how:

You'll need some oil pastels.

 Cover your page with pastel as solid as you can possibly get it to be.

Cover your oil pastel with two thin coats of black tempera paint. 
You will see streaks on the first coat.


Allow the tempera paint to dry and then, using a small wooden dowl that has been sharpened (or another tool of the same type), scratch away the black to reveal the color underneath!  Try to use just the tip top of the tool, using the tool at an angle can cause big flakes of paint to come off.
After all your words and/or designs are scratched away, coat your page with Modge Podge.

Note:  on the right hand page, I simply covered the page with just black tempera paint and after it dried, went over it with sandpaper.  Then, added my pictures.  The architecture was the original book picture.

Have a great weekend!  Next week, I will show you one more cool technique.  My pages will focus on "Who I am."  It's not too late to start your own altered book!  Link me to yours if you do. 
I'm so excited for December.  I feel so much better and have so many projects to share with you including: 
a knit/crochet scarf pattern
a CUTE CUTE CUTE Christmas craft.
Look for New Digital Designs in my shop!

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Just a quick note to let you know that a link to this post will be placed on CraftCrave today [04 Dec 01:00am GMT]. Thanks, Maria