Thursday, 28 April 2011

Want no NEED a bargain?

Jean is stocking some fabulous chipboard items at the moment and this one is a real bargain. For £3.50 you get two little chipboard concertina books to decorate in your own style. The inserts come in different colour mine were pink and as you can see there's not a hint of the pink once I'd gessoed it.
I've inked the cover and inserts with distress inks

The star has been covered in the sumptuous glass glitter, it's so so sparkley. When I was finished Gail suggested that I use the frame, that was left after I had popped out the pieces, to make a configuration box. So here's what I came up with.

 Here's a shot of the back of the frame so that you can see how I attached the matchboxes that formed the trays. It does help if your match boxes are slightly bigger than the aperture, unfortunately mine were a bit smaller so a bit tweaking was needed.
So for £3.50 I got TWO concertina books and TWO frames ..... bargain!!!!
What are you waiting for pop over to the shop and bag yourself a bargain before they sell out


  1. Great stuff Jan. I like the softness the gesso has given it. And a brilliant use of the leftovers!

  2. I LOVE these but what size are they cos I have just had an idea using them???...

    Kirsti x

  3. Hi Kirsti - I have these too and just measured one for you. The chipboard covers of the books are approximately 5.5cm x 3.7cm [at least the one I measured was!].

    Hope this fits with whatever you had planned!



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