Wednesday, January 6, 2016

Don't go breaking my heart!

Hi Everyone,

Jess here with an altered library pocket for you.

I lined the inside part of the pocket with a page from an old bookk.  Once my page was glued down I started to add on acrylic paint with a dry paintbrush.  The photos make the paint look all brown, but it is a lovely shimmery copper color.  

  I stenciled on a few designs using a permanent ink.

I also added bits of washi tape and marker splatters.  

I set this part aside to work on the outside of the pocket.  

I used a piece of scrap paper to cover the front and I sanded the edges. 

I used a sentiment from the Valentine's of Youth collage sheet.  I snipped it in half, inked it, and scribbled a black line around the edge.  I used the reverse side of the paper I covered the pocket with to back the sentiment.  A little bit of ricrac finished the front.

This lovely lady is from a Glitz paper pack.  I glittered the big heart and let it dry.  I took a small heart embellishment and colored it red using alcohol ink to add to her crown.

I added her to the inside pocket

There she is the Queen of Hearts.  

You can see I snuck in a tiny bit of red punchinella after I thought I was done! This is why I love mixed media, you can just keep layering and adding.  

Happy crafting!


  1. adorable card - sweet image - terrific Valentine to receive!

  2. Jess, you took the humble library card holder and turned it into a fabulous memento! Truly lovely and a wonderful gift to receive. THANKS

  3. Yes, so an adorable library pocket! Wonderfully done!

  4. Great layers and I can see the coppery color. Striking.

  5. She is fantastic! What a beautiful surprise would she be when giving books to a friend.

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  7. Oh so lovely, and I really love all the layers and glitter and coppery finish. Oooh la la.

  8. Great project. I find myself saying this a lot, but it is just the truth...I love the beautiful layers.

  9. I'm not a very "original" crafty person, but this seems to me like I could copy the idea and tweek it to make it my own. Great step by step and usage of cool products.