Thursday, March 24, 2011

super simple collage tissue book cover

Have you heard the latest buzz on our collage tissues?

This decorative tissue is not just for gorgeous gift wrapping, it can be used in SO many other ways!
Because tissue is thin and workable, you'll find it can be decoupaged to just about ANY surface.  

Here's a quick tutorial for how to cover your surfaces with the new collage tissue.  We're demonstrating the FANTASTIC results you can get using tissue on a kraft colored book board to create a book cover.
For more inspiration be sure to visit our facebook page~ there's a super cute tissue star on there!

 Paint book board shape with a liquid adhesive such as gel medium or mod podge  (work quickly).

 Lay collage paper over adhesive covered surface. Smooth as much as possible. Many of the wrinkles will disappear during the drying process.

Use a fine sand paper to remove excess paper around the edges.
Let dry for 10 minutes or if you are a bit impatient (as most gypsies are) use a heat gun to speed up the drying time.

 Once dry, paint a final coat of gel medium or mod podge over the top to seal and protect the surface.

Punch holes and embellish to finish off your new book cover!
Ours is shown punched using the Binderie Punch and embellished with metal reinforcers, seam binding ribbon and diva crown charm.


Teri said...

Wow this seems quite easy and quick to do. I can't wait to try this out.

MichelleB said...

That came out beautiful! Totally inspired to do this. :)

st_mccall said...

What a great project!

Ava Gavloski said...

great, thanks for sharing the details on the album

Damiane Lucas said...

I love this journal idea! What kind of paint did you use around the edges of the journal?

fairyrocks said...

Very effective and so pretty