First layers of paint and stamping.
The white is paint on various circular objects and a stamp. The black is staz-on ink. Then added tapes and gold paint through a stencil
The butterfly is my own hand-carved stamp and this gold stamp pad works brilliantly ;-)
Some more white details added with my awesome white sharpie pen - highly recommended
Photo and found words heading added - folder ready for stitching
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Folder stitched up the sides to become envelope - back view
Envelope front complete
Then it was onto making the first envelope. Here's the message being tucked inside before I seal it and start decorating
I blended the leftover paint from the file folder cover with some blue, and added the white circles straight away as well because I liked them on the cover
Then I got my instructions round the wrong way and I did modeling paste before spray - turns out that worked well for me. I mixed some of the purple paint from the cover into the modeling paste and added some glitter. Instead of carving into it, I pressed a stamp into the wet paste mix to leave a lovely impression
Then I stamped onto the back of the envelope with the wet paste that had transferred to the stamp. There wasn't enough glitter showing on either, so I added an extra sprinkle to the top of the paste patterns before they dried
this spray adds a gorgeous shimmer to the work.
PS I added a label below to search for this as a Handmade book - you could use these techniques on an envelope book like this tutorial or this one