It started out as me putting away some spare die-cuts, and while I was at it reminding myself what was already in there. Stored in a box, it's very much a case of out of sight, out of mind.
Anyway, while I was sorting, I came across a number that I thought might be useful for the covers of that Birthday Book. No, I hadn't forgotten about it, just had no clue where I was going with it.
I had a number of each die cut- dressforms, hinges,cogs etc, so I stuck 3 or 4 of each together, to make them a little thicker.
There are quite a few, and I shan't use them all, but at least I have a little choice.
Now they were stuck, so they all got a coat of black gesso, as well as a few wooden shapes I'd picked out.
And this is as far as I've got.The front is almost done, embellishment wise. Just maybe the key to the lock to go on yet, but I'm thinking about that. Now, when the glue is dry, it will get another coat of gesso. The back has the hinges in place, and I've yet to figure out what's going on there next.
People who do a lot of this make it look so easy- I watch videos where they do this in an hour or so- even if it was sped up, they probably took maybe 3 hours. So, far, I'm at 3 weeks, lol.
And just for a giggle, there's this:
By the way, those Avery Elle pockets? I emailed Avery Elle, to try to find out if they were being discontinued, as I couldn't get them anywhere. I got the reply that the packaging was in the process of being changed, but were available from them, and would be shipped to retailers soon. From a member on SCS, who also asked them what was going on, they said the new packaging would read 5 1/2 x7 1/4",whereas the older ones read 5 5/8 x 7 3/8". Just measured mine, which are old stock, and it looks like nothing has actually changed, it's just that the new measurement reflects the actual usable area of the pouch, rather than the overall dimensions.
Quick Edit to this:
Just had a look on Amazon, and the new pockets are on sale there now. Link HERE to them, the LARGE size, which is what I've been using, and just a tad smaller than our A5.