Once again, I joined Linda's handmade gift exchange. You have to check out her blog. She has so many cute ideas! This year she used Elfster to pair up exchange partners - either anonymously or we could contact our partner directly. Unlike previous years, I crafted a gift for someone else who crafted a gift for someone else (not me). I have no idea who is crafting for me...I guess he/she decided to remain anonymous...which is fine. But I can't wait to get a goodie in the mail soon!!
Anyway, my partner likes Star Wars and has a Kindle Fire. So I made the following cover for her (Hans Solo in Carbonite from The Empire Strikes Back.
I hope she likes it!
I used a hardback book and took the pages out of it. I used gesso to provide a good base to paint on. The dimensional cover was accomplished using a print-out which I creased in the right spots and then filled from the back using paper clay. After sticking that onto the book surface, I decided to add more dimension by adding more clay around the edges. Once it was dry, I painted it.
On the back, I used cut-out letters and used mini beads.
A coat of mod podge finished the outside cover.
Inside the front, I used felt so the Kindle screen will not get scratched. Don't ask me how I accomplished the elastic. It was hard and I don't have time to try and explain it here! If you are brave enough to tackle this project, you will figure it out!