mercoledì 29 gennaio 2014

On the desk

On the desk is the weekly theme at CraftBarn. I made from scratch a cover for a planner,  inspired by the Typography Graphic45 papers.
Here you can download the PDF instructions.
Sulla scrivania è il nuovo tema per questa settimana su CraftBarn.IO ho creato un copri agenda da riciclare magari per qualche anno. Qui le istruzioni da scaricare in PDF.
 I used clock parts , chipboards, ruler, pencils, charms...
The step by step: 
1- Cut two rectangles from a cereal box and another one from Grunge Paper to make the spine.
2- Glue them together to form a cover for your agenda. Bend the grunge paper.
3- Glue some book pages to the spine
4- Cut and glue some images from the Graphic45 Typography papers to the cover.
5- Glue lots of charms, micro beads, a mini pencils, chipboards and watch parts with some embossing paste. Set aside to dry thoroughly.
6- Gesso everything.
7- Paint with DecoArt Traditions Artist Acrylic: Transparent yellow iron oxide and Quinacridone Gold.
8- Spray with Cosmic Shimmer Mister: Bronze Blush to add shimmer. Highlight the raised areas with different colours of Dreamweaver metallic F/X mica powders.
Materials I used:

Graphic 45 - Typography: Imagine, Dream
Pebeo Studio acrylic auxiliaries: Gesso 500 ml
Dreamweaver embossing paste: Translucent
DecoArt Traditions Artist Acrylic: Quinacridone Gold, Transparent yellow iron oxide
Cosmic Shimmer Mister: Bronze Blush, Gold Finch,
Dreamweaver metallic F/X: Eye of the tiger, Glacier Lake, Plum Royal

And since I really liked the idea I made another one, inspired by the Steampunk  Debutante Graphic45 papers:

And the second prompt for the : 
Nuove parole  "Silenzio" e "Abbagliante" per il :

Quotes & Lyrics challenge (Citazioni e Canzoni)

The new words are SILENCE and/or DAZZLE

26 commenti:

Enri ha detto...

La pagina di Aj è bellissima ma i 2 copriagenda....WOW!!!!

Pamela ha detto...

ogni volta che passo di qui, posso solo dire "wooooow"!!!

Luciana ha detto...

Chi mi aiuta a chiudere la bocca!!!
Che meraviglia!!!!
Ciao Luciana

barbarayaya62 ha detto...

DEvo copiare PAmela per forza! Impossibile non dire Woww quando vengo a vedere i tuoi lavori! SAi che per me sei specilissima! smack! Barbarayayan

Brenda Brown ha detto...

Your book covers are fantastic Gio full of wonderful elements and both of them would adorn any desk and really stand out from the crowd. Love the journal page too xx

maj. ha detto...

Really amazing, stuning artworks!!!

Alison ha detto...

Wow! Beautiful art Gio! I love those book covers!
Alison x

Netty ha detto...

Smashing pages Gio and your covers are so fab, am sure you will stroke all that lovely texture often. Hugs Annette x

Mercedes ha detto...

Ciao Gio sono rimasta con la bocca aperta!!! adoro il copriagenda!!!!!!!!!meraviglioso!!!

Coco ha detto...

Just three words Gio...... WOW, WOW, WOW!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Wait... That's Three BIG wows!! :o) Bises! Coco

Ana K. ha detto...

Hi Gio, another gorgeous project...I love this covers very much...both...colours and all bits and pieces you incorporate in... Marvellous Gio!
Thank you for the instructions, I will try day!

Silvia(Barnie) ha detto...

I'm missing words. Both of your altered book ist outstanding. Really love love love it. Thanks for the instructions.
Also your journal pages are great.

~*~Patty S ha detto...

you inspire me again and again dear
Gio ♥ oxo

Dawn ha detto...

What stunning, intricate covers Gio, beautifully done sweetie. Fab challenge page too, gorgeous colours and lettering.
Huge hugs lovely lady x x x x

nefertiti ha detto...

Tutto è fabuloso, Gio!!!!!!!! un grande BRAVO!!!!!!!! bisous

lynnesbowsandbelles ha detto...

Gio those are amazing cover.
I keep two planners, one more of a journal for notes and ideas and the other is a diary planner. I do alter the covers but never made one such as these - love the detail.

Daniela ha detto...

Appena mi ripiglio dallo svenimento forse riuscirò a scrivere pure io "Wooooooowwwwwowowowow"!!! La quote di Confucio...sì, verissima e devo adottarla più spesso anche io (l'immagine di Fornasetti...ha un perchè? se non sono troppo curiosa?) ci pensavo giusto l'altro ieri che non sapevo davvero che cosa dire alla nostra Amica :(((( Un abbraccio. Daniela

Franciz ha detto...

Ma quindi la prima in fotografia è la copriagenda che hai fatto per me?!?!?
Grazie, grazie grazie..ancora più bella di quella per Tami

herminesplace ha detto...

fantastic artwork!!

SEO GOOGLE1 ha detto...

I would really like to exchange inbound links by using your website is this doable?

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melania scalfaro ha detto...

sono incantata...soprattutto dalla seconda copertina....e vorrei saperne di più'è? di cosa è la copertina.....è dio più...è sublime....è spettacolare. Mi lasci sempre senza sul serio!

Margik ha detto...

I love those book covers. Fantastic details!

butterfly ha detto...

Oh my word - your book covers are just extraordinary, Gio - so, so beautiful, especially the second one. I'm going back to look at all of it in close-up and enjoy myself!! Lovely pages too...
Alison xx

Dana Tatar {datatar} ha detto...

Wow! Your journals are fantastic! I love the mix of embellishment you used on both covers.

I LOVE the quote you used on your journal page.

Thanks for the inspiration! :)

Samantha Read ha detto...

Gio your work is AMAZING, Bravo :)
Big hugs xxx

Dianne ha detto...

Hello My Sweet Miss Gio, how did I miss all your posting, I just got today's in my post anyway, both those book covers are gorgeous love the paper then you bits and bobs all over fantastic, the beautiful image then all the lace, just stunning my dear,your scrap page is fabulous, love the window and the quote,so beautiful, thanks for sharing