Hochanda,  MDF,  mixed media,  shab

Shabby chic MDF scrapbook

Hello again everyone. I recently bought an MDF scrapbook kit and then put it in a draw and forgot about it. Today I have eventually made a start and have created the front cover.

I bought this kit from Hochanda and it comes with lovely quality patterned papers and embellishments. It’s one of the pretty gets gritty kits. I have no idea what I’m planning to use this for or what the completed book will look like yet. I never plan when I’m crafting and even when I think I have an idea of what I’m going to do I always produce something different.

As usual I’ve added the obligatory paper flowers…I would seriously struggle to create without them.

This is what I did:

First of all I traced around the outline of the page onto the reverse of one of the patterned papers and cut out the shape.

Next I spread a thin layer of glue all over the surface of the MDF, making sure there was glue at all the edges and stuck the paper down.
Using a sanding block I smoothed the outer edges. Using a fine file I filed the intricate edges.

Using a stencil I then applied modelling paste across the heart detail and then pressed micro beads into this as shown below.

I then added gilding polish to the edges to give a slightly aged look.

Next I roughly stamped an image over the main body of the piece.

I then die cut a fancy hinge in kraft card and using the same gilding polish as used earlier gave it a metallic look and attached as shown.

I finished by adding paper flowers, die cut leaves and pearls. I then added the die cut word ‘dream’.

I hope you like it. I will share more pages with you in the coming weeks.
Thanks for popping by
Leanne x

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