Thursday, November 14, 2013

Damask Book

Have you played along yet with our new monthly challenge, "Holiday Celebrations?"  For the entire month of November we will be demonstrating ways to use Beacon Adhesives' entire line of products with Dreamweaver to create special projects in home decor and gifts of love.  For today's post, I've created a book that could be used for a variety of purposes.  It could be a mini gratitude journal, a place to write your thoughts or you could add some photos, whatever you choose!

Here's the inside, I've randomly stenciled each page a little differently.

Slightly different view to show the thickness.

To create this book, I painted both sides of my chipboard covers with antique linen distress paint and inked the edges with distress stain in tarnished brass.  Once dry, I stenciled on the forest moss distress ink using LX 7001 Damask stencil.  I stamped my sentiment from Stampendous using just the top half of the stamp and layered it onto my papers with Zip Dry.  Using the distress paints, I painted the metal festive foliage findings and, once dried, adhered them to the cover with Gem-Tac.  I cut my interior pages to size, punched the holes and stenciled them randomly with antique linen distress ink.  I had rings to hold it all together but I wanted to use something different so I threaded tulle through the holes and knotted it off loosely so I can still turn the pages with ease.  I like the girlie look of the tulle!

Here's the list of products used:

Dreamweaver Stencil LX 7001 Damask
Melody Ross® Chipboard Book
Stampendous® Kind Friendship
Beacon® Zip Dry
Beacon® Gem-Tac
Bazzill® French Vanilla
Basic Grey® Blitzen Collection
My Mind's Eye® Lost & Found Two - Breeze
Neenah® Classic Crest in Natural White
Tim Holtz® Idea-ology® Findings - Festive Foliage
Tim Holtz® Distress Paints™:
     Antique Linen
     Forest Moss
     Barn Door
Tim Holtz® Distress Stain™ Tarnished Brass
Tim Holtz® Distress Ink™:
     Forest Moss
     Antique Linen
Memento Tuxedo Black Ink Pad
Antique Gold Metallic Tulle

Check out the rest of the team's creations as well as our guest designer for the month, Linda Neff!

Thanks so much for stopping by today.  Please visit again soon as I'll have more creations to share with you.



  1. Darling project Lea! Love the colors, they give it a very peaceful feeling! Very pretty.

  2. Lovely project Lea. I like how you carried the damask design onto the inside pages!

  3. Beautiful book, Lea. Love the sentiment on it as well, and the "girly" tulle!

  4. What a great project - really lovely.

  5. Love this little book and I do think it would make a lovely journal/christmas photo book. Great job and thanks for sharing. :)


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