How's it going peeps? I hope Wednesday treated you well so far :).
Here's sharing with you a guestbook I made for our friend, Lydia. She asked for a guestbook for her guesthouse. A bit mouthful don't you think? Haha! So yea...she gave me a logo with a white silhouette of a hornbill bird and straight away, I thought an ethnic look would be great for the guestbook.
I struggled looking for the perfect paper for the cover at first but managed in the end. Once I was done wrapping the cover, I dabbed the front cover with some silver coloured ink and brown coloured ink at all four corners to get that grungy, slightly worn out look. And then I stencilled an ethnic Iban or tribal tattoo image that I had carved earlier onto the cover. Once that was done, I adhered the big logo which I have printed out and cut around the circle onto the cover with a foam tape to create an elevated effect. Next, I worked on the first page of the book, which you can call the welcoming page. I printed out the logo in a large size on a piece of sheer/transparent paper. Then on the next paper, I printed out the motto that Lydia wants to use that is "Peace, Tranquility, and Tenderness" across the page. On top of it, I pasted the same Iban or tribal tattoo image as the one on the front cover, that I carved out of a black cardstock paper. That part was really tedious and took a lot of my patience. Whew!
So the rest of the inset are printed out and after assemblying them all with a few red coloured ring binders, I was done...and happy with the outcome :).
Here's some pictures of it.
- Susan -