The thrill of getting my hands on new crafty stuff for my design team work never seems to wear off. The new Steampunk Spells line by Graphic 45 has to be one of my favorite papers to date. I feel so very blessed to start my role as a designer for a premier paper company!
The base is a triptych that Leslie is working on sourcing over at Alpha Stamps. I will be getting a few more of these for sure once she does. It was really simple to create a thoughtful piece. There was a bit of a challenge for me to keep the inside flat, so that it could close.
The clasp was altered with gilders paste. In order to thin the paste out an help it get into all the cracks of the fancy rectangular latch, a bit of mineral spirits was added.
Inside I let the paper do most of the work. The middle portion is not altered all that much for two reasons. First off I had to keep it flat. Secondly, I just wanted the lovely paper to be highlighted. I always like the "title pages" that Graphic 45 comes up with to set the tone of the line.
I am absolutely in love with this print. Here again, it was used it in an area where it could be fully appreciated and not covered up with all my crazy embellishing.
The central portion of this piece is topped with several ornate filigree, also buffed with gilders paste. The focal piece is an old set of souvenir wings from an airline. I added a rusted metal button and an ornate key from the Graphic 45 staples line.
I absolutely love this paper line and I can't wait to see what else I can create with it. I am also looking forward to seeing how it looks in the hands of others!