This week the challenge on SIMON SAYS STAMP AND SHOW is to show your grunge! I never really know what is meant by "grunge" so I looked it up! Apart from talking about grunge music the main definition seems to be "the state of being covered with unclean things, grime, soil, dirt, filth, grease, stain!" I even found one definition that described it as "cleaning the grunge from under the microwave"!!! Why under the microwave should be any grungier than elsewhere I don't know!
Anyway I hope no-one thinks my "grunge" offering should be relegated to under the microwave.......please don't say so if you do!!!!
Here is my HIBOU book.......hibou is French for owl and I only use it cos I like the word.
The pages inside, they are attached to the cover (more about that in a min) with a simple pamphlet stitch.
OK confession time.........my book cover is made of..............GRUNGEPAPER!! I know, I know, the stuff I don't much like..........well, one of the DT nspiration pieces on the Simon Says blog is a book made with grungepaper, so I thought mmmmm will give that a try, I knew I had some somewhere.
Then again looking at the DT pieces there was another using a Tim technique called rusted enamel, it's in his book but a quick online search soon found a Youtube video showing how to do it.........so I used that on the cover too and I REALLY like the way it came out! See, I don't hate all things TIm!
And the tournament has begun!
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