Tuesday, 28 December 2010

Altered CD Jewel Case - "WINTER"

OMGosh what have I signed up for!!!!!!

How do I alter a clear plastic surface of a CD case?

A slick shiny surface!

What will stick permanently?.............What do I have in my stash.............

Ahhhhhhhhh yes of course.............

I started by scratching the outside with a sanding block. Then mixed together pale blue acrylic paint with Jo Sonja texture paste, roughly brushed this mixture onto the outside of case, then left it to dry overnight.

With Word Art I created the “Winter” title, printed, and glued to front with texture paste.

The snowflakes are stenciled using texture paste, place the stencil flat against the surface, smear on the texture paste ensuring all areas are covered, scrape off excess paste with a flat knife or an old credit card, carefully lift the stencil, straight up, then I sprinkled on Glamour Dust to make an icy glisten! Leave to dry thoroughly. Wash the stencil straight away before the paste hardens.

My theme is the 3 months of “Winter” December, January & February.

Inside of CD case, I stenciled the snowflakes with the texture paste, straight onto the clear plastic of the case and sprinkled the glamour dust too, these snowflakes took a long time to dry, but well worth the wait, they are permanently fixed.The pages of the booklet was made with double thickness card, with white satin ribbon hinges. I used pale blue card, inked and stenciled snowflakes randomly with Tim Holtz Distress Inks – Broken China & Tumbled Glass + white pearl acrylic paint.

Pages 1 & 2

Chill December brings the sleet.
Blazing Fire, and Christmas treat.
Simply done with a window effect, looking into a cosy room, fire blazing and Christmas tree.

Pages 3 & 4
January brings the snow,
Makes our feet and fingers glow.
A paper napkin, decoupaged onto card with 3D clear Gloss Finish (Liquid Embossing)
And white snow using 3D fabric paint.

Page 5 & 6

February brings the rain,
Thaws the frozen lake again.
Googled and printed images of rain & thawing lake.
Embellished the rain page with a hand painted umbrella, silver corner peel offs,
silver adhesive dots and 3D clear gloss finish.

                                                                    2 ways to display
Am extremely happy with the end result ---- ideas now for "Spring" "Summer" & "Autumn"

1 comment:

  1. That is really cool!!! I want to try and make that! It would make a great gift to use with photos for someone.
    Thanx fof sharing.