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Tuesday, November 6, 2012

It's Fast Ornamental Decoupage with Beacon Adhesives

This week the Stampendous Impression Design Team is gearing up for some fast finishing on projects. Well wouldn't you know that our Hop is using the Official glue of TLC's Craft Wars and the glue I used on my project is called Fast Finish? It is and let's take a look!

Back in the summer I decided to try my hand at altering an old book. It had missing pages and a small amount of water damage so it wasn't in a readable state. So there was my chance to alter this book, but I immediately started to see a HUGE amount of warping on the book cover. I thought I was shrinking the cover with the liquid glue I was using. I put wax paper around it and sat it under a few heavy books and forgot about it.

Guess what? I found it and decided to see if Beacon's Fast Finish would dry quickly enough to seal the cover and also keep it from warping. Hooray! It had minimal warping. So I began with some white gesso. If you work quickly the gesso won't stick to the Fast Finish coat and well if your brush gets dry it will pull off the gesso. I neat effect, but not one that I was trying to attain.  It dried and I layered with some acrylic paint. Blue Mist. Then I opened up my Stampendous treasure chest of Fran•táge Essentials and started embossing on tissue paper. All the stamps are listed at the bottom of my post as well as all the Essentials I used. It's definitely a fast ornamental decoupage with Fast Finish. It's fast and it's not sticky after it dries!

Just a couple parting shots of my book. I'm hoping to actually continue the inside of this book with the same style and stamps.

The large glittery dots are made by using the precision tip of the Fast Finish bottle directly onto the book cover and waiting for it to momentarily dry than sprinkling my glitters over them. I let that set while I worked on the lace and thread against the spine of the book. It really didn't take long at all to dry and then I added a finishing coat all over to seal it all in!

Now there are more fabulous projects to view from the Design Team

Stamps: Jumbo Cling Thinking of You (Stampendous), Jumbo Cling Butterfly Trio Set (Stampendous), Bicycle Background (Stampendous), Royal Butterfly (Stampendous), May Sun Shine (Stampendous)
Paper: White tissue paper
Ink: White Gesso, Acrylic paints, Versamark Watermark Stamp Pad (Tsukineko), Saddle Brown (StazOn, Tsukineko)
Accessories: Aged Teal Embossing Enamel (Stampendous), Aged Scarlet Embossing Enamel (Stampendous), Detail Gold Embossing Powder (Stampendous), Crushed Champagne Glass Glitter (Stampendous), Halo Glitter Mix (Stampendous), Fast Finish Decoupage glue and FabricTac (Beacon Adhesives), vintage lace and thread

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  1. Oh, so pretty! Love your altered book, it is beautiful! judit x

  2. Beautiful, so soft and feminine. love the colors, thank you for sharing.

  3. Really beautiful cover! Love the colors and that quote! Thanks for sharing.

    Katie B.

  4. This is so pretty and great review of this product.

  5. Awesome project!I love the stamps you used and that sentiment is just perfect.

  6. Such a gorgeous project, love all the detail!

    Carol B

  7. Fabulous, love the colors and the details on how to alter, TFS.

  8. This turned out so pretty! Love the dreamy colors and images you used.

  9. Your altered book is gorgeous, such pretty colors and the sentiment is lovely!!!

  10. Sometimes our biggest errors turn into marvelous projects! I love that you explained how you worked around the warping! Gorgeous book!

  11. wow, what a great altered book. love all of the different effects you achieved! super cool.

  12. Beautiful book! The soft pastels are so pretty. The rainbow of embossing colors with glitter are wow!

  13. Love your altered book.

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