Tuesday, February 5, 2013

Altered Book Alpha Challenge - E is for Enamelling


This fortnight's letter over at The Craft Barn Alpha Challenge HERE is "E".  I chose to do some paper enamelling, (English preferred spelling) it has the most wonderful effect almost like broken pieces of china too.  First cover the surface with snail glue or double sided tape the old birthday cards are cut up into pieces and placed randomly over the page leaving spaces between.  Gold leaf in this case or mica powders or mica flakes are then brushed over the top and stick to the cracks.  Two coats of perfect paper adhesive gloss over the entire pages gives the faux enamelled look.  The pages looked so pretty without any other decoration I left them as is.  This technique also makes wonderful toppers for cards if done on ATC sized illustration board. 

Thank you for all the wonderful comments that were left last week, I greatly appreciate them.


28 comments:

Elaine said...

Wow - this is gorgeous! A great technique and you've chosen some lovely cards to use. It makes a really bright and cheerful page!

Karen said...

ooo this looks gorgeous, just like enamelling! Thank you for joining in again with us at The Craft Banr x

Suzanne B aka brookfies said...

Fabulous! So very effective!

Annie said...

Great pages you've created with quite an interesting process. Thanks for sharing the technique.

JansArtyJunk said...

This is a wonderful 'E' addition to the alpha challenge!...fab technique with a pretty result ...Jan x

Silvia(Barnie) said...

Wow, that's great.

BJ said...

oh super duper, all shiny and lucious. BJ

♥ Mys ♥ said...

Wow - such a beautiful piece of art!
*Hugs, Inger*

Laura said...

Cor! This is a bit wow!
:)
Laura

Maggie said...

Brilliant effects great word choice!

Scrapmate said...

A fabulous technique and I like what you've done with it.

Sioux P said...

How imaginative, fun and gorgeous keep saying love it but it is true

The Craft Barn said...

Amazing enamelling and collage work!!
Thanks for playing with us at the Craft Barn
Izzy

Joan said...

Stunning,a fabulous technique

Joan

Dianne said...

This is GORGEOUS I love the broken glass tile look like Senor Gaudi, thanks so much for sharing I'll have to try this, Love learning new techniques...

Valerie said...

OMG this is absolutely stunning! Thank you so much for sharing:)
Val x

Mrs A. said...

An amazing effect. Thanks for showing. Hugs Mrs A.

craftattack said...

This is very pretty. I have never tried this technique, so must do so!
Hugs, Valerie
PS Love the theatre with the stars that you have made!

Sandy said...

This is really beautiful!!! I do like it a lot.
Sandy

Sue said...

This is beautiful, what a fabulous technique and choice of word x

lena-dailyscrap said...

This is truely beautiful - I never heard of this enamelling before. Beautiful with all the golden edges!

TwinkleToes2day said...

Completely gorgeous Paula!! I think I will try this once I get some paper adhesive gloss :0) Mo

Dawn said...

This is simply stunning Paula, what an amazing technique and superbly executed my lovely.
Hugs x

Susan said...

Absolutely beautiful!!

ionabunny said...

Great technique. Lots of work but lovely effect.

Sylv said...

Love this bright pretty page, fantastic technique.

Sylv xx

Von said...

Just gorgeous :)
Von ☺

Cazzy said...

Wow that is stunning!