Hello everyone, here is my first project for our August challenge, called Texture and the lovely Miriam will be your hostess.
So I made a mixed media journal cover. A long long time ago I bought a very cheap notebook in the IKEA and lately I decided to use it for journaling. So this will be mine :-)
I like nice but practical objects, this is why I wanted this cover to stay 2 dimensional, I didn't want any protruding or standing out 3D elements. I wanted a flat, 2D surface only.
My IKEA notebook looked very silly with a green weird face on the top. I sanded the surface first then I tried to place the cutouts on the top.
For the cutouts, I used the following Sizzix, Thinlits die sets: Script, Friendship Words, Script, Holiday Words 2, Mini Detailed Butterflies.
Then I wrinkled and adhered a tissue paper to the surface with decoupage glue. When it was dry, I covered the surface with white gesso.
After drying, I coloured the cover with the following DecoArt Americana paints: White Wash, Sweet Mint, Spa Blue.
I heat embossed the cutouts with Ranger Liquid Platinum embossing powder.
I smeared diluted Toffee and Mississippi Mud to the surface, then I spattered the cover with diluted Burnt Umber colour.
I inked the edges with Ranger Archival ink (Potting Soil).
I glued the cutouts onto the front and the back, then I stamped and heat embossed some circles to the empty places. For this, I used again the Liquid Platinum embossing powder.
Here you can see the back:
And a close-up of the front:
Unfortunately, the photos don't do justice. Because of the metallics, it was very hard to take photos. The colour, for example, more turquoise in real life.
With my journal, I would like to join the challenge of the Funkie Junkie Boutique Blog: Marvellous Metallics
I hope you like it! And if you have a project with some interesting texture, please don't hesitate to join our August challenge where you can win a £20 voucher!