Monday, 20 November 2017

Textured album insert

Hello lovely blogfriends, today I want to share a project using three of my favourite things:

So what are they you may ask?
Well, first of all, I have become addicted to Midori size notebooks, so this is what this is. They are inserts for a Mindori Travelers Journal, and I love putting these together using the Eileen Hull Journal die. If you want to know how to do this, - here is a brilliant video that explains it. This one is going to be used for handwriting practice, - it has squared paper inside.
Second up, are Tim Holtz Oxide Inks and
last but not least Decoart Fluid Acrylic paints and various sprays, and it is these latter two that I used for this cover.
Below a quick step by step:

 I added some texture paste through a couple of stencils to a plain Midori travelers journal insert.

Next I covered it with gesso, some crackle paste and three colours of Oxides, I also used a tiny bit of Paynes Grey acrylic paint around the edges.

Then I added a variety of sprays and the whole thing came to life.

Finally I highlighted the raised bits with some Distress Crayons and then with the help of a glue stick and some foil added a few bits of gold glimmer here and there.
Below a few close ups still:

Well, that's it for today, and like usual,
Happy Crafting!


brenda said...

A colour palette which works so well Astrid and your finishing touches with the distress crayons and foil really lift the relief work.

B x

Dortesjs said...

waue just beautiful, much love ;O)

butterfly said...

Scrumptious depth and glow - so lovely seeing that stage as you add the sprays! The touches of weathered gilding and, of course, the crackle give this such texture and beauty. Fabulous!
Alison x

froebelsternchen Susi said...

I am totally in love with this texture and crackll and colours - AMAZING!

Dorthe said...

Gorgeous colors, something mystic to it, Astrid, :-)
love you added black to the text , it looks fantastic, and with the gold foil, too.
Hugs, Dorthe,xx

Paper Creations by Shirley said...

It's gorgeous ! I also love your step by step picture tutorial, thank you :) I've resisted the Oxides, maybe I 'need' them :) Take good care, Shirleyxx

Meggymay said...

Your album will be beautiful full of inserts like this one. the texture and colours are gorgeous,
Yvonne xx

Tracey@Hotchpotchcreations said...

What a delight to see on this grey day, a fabulous mix of stencilled layers and colours.. The flicker of metallics are molten treasures!! I can almost feel the depth you have achieved if I close my eyes. Midori is such a fabulous size to work on and Thank you so much for sharing the video link.
Warm hugs & wishes Tracey xx

Helen Wallace said...

So lovely to share your favourite things with you Astrid. Gorgeous colours and textures and I love the flicks of glimmer to add a touch of sparkle.

Hazel Agnew said...

Fabulous step by steps Astrid. Love the richness after the sprays. Gorgeous. Xx

Redanne said...

Your signature cover is gorgeous Astrid, I love the stencilling and the wonderful colour choices you made. The gold glimmer is a beautiful touch! Hugs, Anne xx

Let's Art Journal said...

Beautiful, the textures and patina effect looks amazing! I so enjoyed following your step by step process and finding out about all the layers you added, texture you created and colours you used - thank you 😁. Wishing you a lovely week! J 😊

Pamellia Johnson said...

This is beautiful Astrid!! I love stencil designs you used, those butterflies are so amazing! Amazing use of the oxides, I can see why they would be a favourite product of yours! The bits of foil really add an eroded feel to this, brilliant techniques!! A gorgeous final piece! hugs :)

Bev. Wilson said...

Hi Astrid - I found you and your lovely work in Marjie Kemper's email where she highlighted some of her "Friends’ Favorite Blog Posts" - and there you were! So now I'm following you here, and enjoying your blog and being inspired by your "Artistic Efforts"! I'm from Vancouver, Canada & I was lucky enough to visit Scotland a few years ago. We drove for miles through gorgeous country in a little rental car on those tiny roads we've learned to love in Wales. <3

Angela Radford said...

Love this. Gorgeous rich colour and texture. Happy creative weekend, Angela xXx

Mrs.B said...

Gorgeous colours and textures on this cover.
Avril xx

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