Shock horror! I'm not posting a handmade card today :) Instead I've been painting, inking and glueing onto an ordinary ring binder.
Now that I have sampled the delights of acrylic paint, I'm like an addict going back for more. The creative Jekyll & Hyde sides of me have undergone a change again. I've drunk the potion and unleashed the artier nature in me lol. And it's been further enticed by a spur of the moment visit to the NEC Craft show yesterday, where I popped by Paperartsy's stand to watch Leandra work wonders with paints and inks.
So once I returned home, I settled into my craft room and covered a ring binder in gesso. Once dried, I then added paint, chopped up some patterned paper to size, from Basic Grey's Periphery range, wrinkled the edges and glued to the front, side and back. On the inside, I went neater with an untampered layer of Anna Griffin paper.
That just left the fun part. Decorating the front with an assortment of accessories and embellishments. Yes, as you can see, flowers, lace, butterflies, buttons, filigree corners and pearls have all made it onto the assemblage. My current "go tos". However, I've also added leaves but this time, cut from linen, which is new for me. As are the paper feathers (I found a tutorial here and just knew I had to have a go).