Sunday, 5 January 2014

Hi guys , hope your all OK in this bad weather
today's post is for 
That Craft Place Challenge
( and I'm giving you a sneaky peek shhh)


i have altered a diary.

i stared with a plain 2014 diary, then using a technique sheared by Neil Walker  on his fab blog (here)
 i glued some cut out cogs to the book, then i covered the whole book in glue and then tin foil, rubbing it down around the cardboard shapes, once completely dry i used alcohol inks to colour the foil, covered the whole lot with black acrylic paint and then lifted off most of the paint with kitchen towel. (this tech is shown in great easy to follow pics on Neils blog, here).
once this was dry i then took some creative expressions gilding wax in cast Bronze and Patina, and randomly rubbed them over the the surface.
this is the naughty sneaky peek bit !
coming soon to that craft place some wonderful digi's and digi papers!!
so i took the cog border and printed it a few times, cut it out, used the same faux metal technique, and decoupaged it up 

my photo really doesn't do it justice it looks so much better in the flesh.( so to speak lol)
then to finish it all off i added some clock charms .

then using one of the papers shhhh, i covered the inside of the covers , front and back

and there you have it one altered diary :).

i hope you like it and go peek at Neils blog and give this technique a go its so much fun to do and a fab finish for backgrounds etc.

till next time , crafty hugs x


  1. stunning work Kay - love this! I have candy too if you're interested! Hugs rachel xx

  2. So fab! I have added yet another thing to my ever growing list of things to try! lol xx

  3. That a fabulous project - it's awesome and you make it sound so easy!!

  4. Wow thats an amazing book love the tin foil idea fabulous thank you for sharing xxxx

  5. WOW Kay I love this! I love the technique and love the design.
    Linda xxx

  6. this is fabulous and gorgeous Kay.

    gr karin

  7. This is wonderful Kay, I love the techniques you've used to achieve the metallic finish. The decoupaged cogs and clocks add fabulous dimension. Happy New Year xx

  8. Wow fab work Kay gorgeous design xxx

  9. Wow, this really caught my eye, it's fantastic xxx

  10. I love everything about this! Can't wait to half-term to try it myself (only 6 weeks to go! lol). xx