Thursday 12 February 2015

Mixed Media Journal Cover

Materials used:-
FRS188 Make Time
ADS503 Netting Background
Artemio Silhouette Foliage (10001075)
Dreamweaver stencil LG611
Dreamweaver matt white embossing paste
Chippies Corners, Tabs,Anchors & Brackets (JL7180
Stampendous Frantage Hunter Green embossing powder
Perfect Prints paper pad Vintage 2
Ink pads:-
Memento Pear Tart & Angel Pink
Adirondack Stonewash & Butterscotch
Brilliance Graphite Black
Versafine Vintage Sepia
Kaliadacolour Autumn Leaves
Woodware Maple leaf punch (peach)
Dreamweaver Metallic FX mica powder (green)
Burlap flowers & buttons
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Other products used:-
Mod Podge
Brown paper covered notebook
Green garden twine
Your local Exmouth stockist is:-
Liberty Craft
33 Exeter Road
01395 273238

This week we're joining the Crafty Cardmakers again in their new blog  The Mirror Crack'd & their challenge this time is to produce a Mixed Media Album/Journal cover. My list of "ingredients"  reads like a cast of thousands which I suppose is what mixed media is all about really. I have decided on a garden themed journal (no surprise there!) which I can use to record my experiments, successes......& failures for this season. I started with a plain brown paper covered A5 notebook & covered it with  2 coats of matt white Gesso. I then brayered the Memento & Adirondack inks onto it, aged the edges with Vintage Sepia & left to thoroughly dry. Next I stencilled the wall effect using the Dreamweaver stencil & embossing paste & left that to dry. In the meantime I covered the Chippies corners & a tab (which I think looks like a keyhole) with the Frantage embossing powder which gave a nice aged effect.
 Now back to the "wall" & you'll notice that I haven't given the stencil paste the usual smooth finish as I wanted it to be more rough & uneven like real bricks. I used colours from the Kalaidacolour pad to give the wall colour but I didn't replace the stencil as you would normally. 
Now came the  stamping which was fun! Firstly I stamped the Netting Background using Vintage Sepia & then went to town with the lovely hedgerow stamps from the Artemio set. The sentiment comes from "Make Time" which has a great design with it but this time I only wanted the words which were so appropriate for my theme. I stamped onto a piece for the Perfect Prints pad (I'm addicted!), cut it out & attached it with Mod Podge. The punched leaves were created from a piece of card which had been randomly painted with Metallic FX colours left to dry & then passed through an embossing folder to give the texture.I splashed some dots of FX over the entire notebook.I gave the entire journal a coat of Mod Podge to seal it & make it more durable & left to dry thoroughly. Lastly I attached the lace, corners & "keyhole", the burlap flowers, buttons, punched maple leaves & twine. 
  Pop over to The Mirror Crack'd to see what everyone else has been doing & you may like to enter the challenge too.

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