Fancy Pants school book
by Emma Trout
Fancy Pants boxed chipboard book and chipboard shapes
Rusty Pickle (Pop Star) Mikey, Monique, Emily, Lucas, Corbin, Cole
Chatterbox (Artylicious) black chipboard frames
Basic Grey chipboard mini monograms
Heidi Swapp chipboard stars
Making Memories texture tape
Ranger alcohol inks
Tattered Angels Glimmer mist (Key Lime Pie, Turquoise)
Jenni Bowlin chalkboard alpha (Black)
Embroidery floss, acrylic paint, Ribbons,
Before you start, cut along the spine of each page to separate the pages.
Cover the chipboard with patterned paper. Draw around the chipboard bracket shape and cut the chipboard page. Paint two brackets with black acrylic paint, allow to dry, and then glue one on the front cover. Cut shapes from Rusty Pickle paper and add to cover. Paint chipboard shapes with acrylic paint and glue to cover when dry. Finish by adding title.
Page 2 (Blue page)
Cover chipboard with blue cardstock. Add the second painted chipboard bracket. Dry brush acrylic paint in the centre of the page. When dry, add patterned paper strips and shapes cut from papers.
Page 3 (Green page)
Cover chipboard page with green cardstock. Place Heidi Swapp chipboard stars across the page and use as a mask to sponge acrylic paint onto cardstock. Draw around the inside of the bracket shape onto lined paper and add to page. Add patterned paper strips and shapes as desired. Colour in quote using Glimmer Mist as watercolour.
Page 4 (White page)
Cover chipboard page with white cardstock. Spray with Key Lime Pie and turquoise Glimmer mist. Draw around the mini monogram numbers onto white card, overlapping as you work. Colour around the outside of the monograms with coloured pencil and add to page. Add chipboard frame, slide mounts, patterned paper strips and shapes and title. Finish By using Glimmer Mist as water colour over title.
Page 5 (Black page)
Cover page with black cardstock. Dip an old paintbrush into acrylic paint and splatter over page, using three or more colours. Draw around monograms onto white card, overlapping as you work then add to page. Colour the inside of the monograms with coloured pencil. Add patterned paper strips and shapes. Colour in some of the patterned paper elements as required. Add page title.
Cover the page with pink cardstock. Apply acrylic paint to bubble wrap and stamp onto cardstock. Add patterned paper strips and shapes. Add monograms drawn onto white card, cut out then coloured in with coloured pencils. Make a Christmas tree by using the arrow heads on the patterned paper, overlapping three together and adding a thin ‘trunk’. Colour in the dots and add Diamond Glaze to enhance and resemble baubles. Embellish as desired.
Finishing the book.
Bind the edges of the page. I used Making Memories adhesive tape dyed with alcohol inks (Very quick and effective to do). I also used thin strips of Bazzill to suit.
Punch a strip of scrap card with the Bind-it All. Use this strip as a template and mark the holes on the page edges. Punch the holes using the Big Bite. Align two pages together and bind with the Bind-It-All and wired. Align this with another page and thread embroidery floss through the holes to join together. Repeat as necessary until you have formed a concertina book.
Finish by adding ribbons to the wires and painted chipboard pieces threaded onto the spine as charms.