Hello everyone, thank you so much for having a look in here at this very busy time of year! I hope you have survived the first part of the festive season!
Let me start by wishing you all the very best for 2014!!! I hope you will have the most amazing creative year and that you will get closer to realizing your dreams!
I have several aims and dreams for the world in general of course, but also for my creative journey, one of them being to journal more regularly. So what better start than to create a cover for a brand new journal.
One of the things I love about Spellbinder dies is that they can be used in so many different ways, and for this project I chose to use them to add dimension to my Mixed Media cover.
These were the dies and other products I used:
Tattered Blossoms (Heartfelt Creations)
Font One Uppercase
Fantastic Flourish 1
I realize this is a lot of different dies, but these could be substituted for any other ones you might have in your collection.
Embellishments and other products:
Molding paste, Gesso, Muli Medium (Matte), Crackle Medium, Embossing Powders, Treasure Gold gilding paste, Walnut Stain (Tsukineko), Some background stamps, script stencil, paper flower, selection of cogs, little key charms, some bits of lace,Derwent Pastel Pencil.
First I cut a piece if 7 x 9" mount board to form the actual cover of my journal.
Next I used my Grateful Lattice die and made it into a stencil, by cutting it out of an old cereal packet.
Here are some further close up photos still of different parts
Well, here is the finished piece and I hope you have enjoyed my little mixed media step by step.
I will be busy with family commitments in the next few days, but will try to stay in touch and come and visit all my favourite blogs when I can.