*** What I have been working on...
I have thoroughly enjoyed the process of making this Vampyr Hunter's Journal as realistic as possible. The 'leatherizing' of the printed copy paper was an exercise in chemistry but I think I got it right this time round. As I didn't want any stickiness, I didn't use any ModPodge on this project: instead I found a wonderful adhesive called PPA (perfect paper adhesive) which really lives up to its name! Expensive but worth it if you do a lot of thin tissue paper collage like me and want it to be as wrinkle free as possible (works!) or are trying to 'leatherize' plain old printed copy paper.
(If you do want to use ModPodge, I find that a light dusting of cornstarch or talc and then wiped off with a damp cloth seems to help with the 'sticky' problem)The Vampyr Hunter's Journal and Maps were downloaded from a wonderful site which is just chock full of Hallowe'en Spooky Goodies called How To Haunt Your House - just look under Download and as they say, ''fill your boots'
I got this InGenius Idea from an amazing lady online called Fiona Jennings who has the most wonderful youtube videos out there on 'how to make' stuff! Check out the Jennings644 Channel!
Here is the Link: Minature Steampunk Gothic Eye Book.
Blessings to all those who are having a Good Crafty Weekend and are pointedly NOT looking at how many days there are left until the Silly Season Starts!
PS. Hands up all those who miss Buffy the Vampire Slayer? Mine is waving madly.