Friday 1 June 2018

Mixed Media Monthly - Wrap it Up

Hello friends and welcome (again)!?
Today is a super busy day here on my blog as it is the first of the month and I am part of 3 challenge blog teams all starting a new challenge today, so apologies, as this is my third post of the day...

So this post is for Mixed Media Monthly,  where the theme this month is Wrap it Up....
Though I absolutely loved putting this project together, it was also a sad occasion as this is the very last month our challenge is running, part of the reason for the theme of our challenge.

The other reason is that the wonderful Eileen Hull is both our sponsor and guest designer and each of the team received a wrapped journal diecut to work with. But before I tell you more, here first of all is our graphic for this final month:
Update: I don't know what is going on with blogger at the moment, but this is the third time I am trying to publish this post. My sincere apologies to anyone who has come by to check this post out!

I made 4 inserts for the album, using Tim Holtz papers and used the simplest of bindings, namely elastic string threaded through the precut holes in the die cut. Each insert has 5 pages, but you can easily add more by just slipping them under the elastics.

I will start by describing how I created the cover of this album. The great thing about Eileen's Wrapped die is, that it works perfectly together with the passport die, which you could win if you decide to play in our challenge!

I started by adding some texture to the cover using a stencil, some stencil paste and while the paste was still wet sprinkled on some of Seth Apter's Baked Textures EP in the colour Patina Oxide.

More texture was added with some lace and cheese cloth, making sure I put it where the flap would not cover it. I also added some crackle paste in a few areas.
the flap is the panel on the left in this photo.
Colour was added with Decoart Media Acrylic Paints in Titanium Buff, Burnt- and Raw Umber and when those had dried the textures were highlighted by dry brushing with Gesso.
The inside was lined with Tim Holtz papers
And the inserts were made using  the same papers.
I added some home made charms to the spine and the closure was made with two Ideaology Hitch fasteners and another bit of elastic. This works really easily and well.
Below a few photos of the inserts still and how I altered the papers I used for them.

And finally, here you can see the 4 inserts inside the album:
Well, that's it for now. Do hop over to see what my team mates have made with the wonderful die and of course as this is our very last challenge, we all hope you will join us!

Thanks for taking the time to visit


Words and Pictures said...

I'm very sad to hear that Mixed Media Monthly is wrapping things up...

The main photo looks great, but it feels as though there's more to come in this post? I'll be back later to check whether I'm right.
Alison x

Dorthe said...

Astrid, yes seems something is missing here- as Alison also say- ??
I will be back later , too- but love what I can see here , already !!
Hugs, xx

froebelsternchen said...

This book looks fantastic with the crackle! WOW!

Redanne said...

You have been a very busy bee today Astrid!! So sorry that you lost some of your post earlier and also sorry to hear that Mixed Media Monthly is closing... :(

I think you might know already how much I love this latest Eileen Hull die, it is so versatile and such a handy size, with lots of room for inserts... you have decorated yours so beautifully, it has the most wonderful vintage feel to it - a real stunner! Hugs, Anne xx

Let's Art Journal said...

Wow, so many amazing posts today! All your creations are so beautifully designed and detailed - I love them 😁. The texture that you have created on this album is amazing and I love all the papers and embellishments too. I was so sorry to hear that MMMC is wrapping things up! Happy June and wishing you a wonderful weekend! J 😊 x

Anita Houston The Artful Maven said...

Oh my word, your layers! I want to touch this one. LOVE the cover, and the pages are vintage yummy too.

Craft Addicts - Tracy Evans said...

Gorgeous Astrid, I love the touches of turquoise set against the vintage tones and the texture is fantastic, makes me want to just reach out and touch. Love ❤️

Words and Pictures said...

Oh, yay! I knew there had to be more. I've just had a bit of a time trying to solve the Lightbox problem on my blog (had to edit the Theme HTML - all very scary), but I think I've solved it, and I'm happy to see you've solved the publication of this fabulous wrap journal. I can see this will be another must-have die from Eileen. Your version is so perfectly you - wonderful textures and beautiful vintage images with inky and painty detailing to bring it all to life brilliantly. A third post well worth the wait!
Alison x

eileen hull said...

Astrid- your Wrapped Journal is just fantastic! So many cool techniques and love how you incorporated the various textures and pieces. Also I love your closure <3 Thanks so much for working with my die and making it beautiful!

Meggymay said...

This is the first of your posts I've called in to see this evening, I will be working back to see the others.
This is a Fabulous wrap around journal and as always the inside of your project looks awesome. I love the covers you created, gorgeous textures and detail. It sure has the WOW factor.
Yvonne xx

Diana said...

so beautiful!

Kathleen said...

Fantastic book❣️Love the cover, pages and spine❣️Absolutely LOVE it❤️

Margaret Mifsud said...

Another fabulous book Astrid!! The cover is awesome and I adore each page on the inside! Wonderful colour mix and amazing textures! Simply stunning once again!! hugs xx

Ann Chuang Crafts said...

OH my goodness, this is absolutely darling!

sarascloset said...

Astrid, you have certainly sold me on this die--what a must-have! I love your crusty, time worn finishes on the cover and on the pages within. Great way to add the closure, too! Sorry you had problems with publishing--don't you just LOVE technology and all the bumps and bruises that go with it???! NOT me!

So sad MMM is closing shop; I have been so inspired through out the years by this challenge blog.

Sending hugs your way!

Paper Wishes said...

Love the texture you created with the stencil, so effective and all that binding info is great. I too am sorry to see MMM wrapping it up. the posts were so detailed and informative as well as providing a wealth of beautiful ideas and projects. x Amanda

Jackie PN said...

Astrid, These stenciled textures are just so yummy! And those inserts and the added lace-wow You really rock these mini journals!
Jackie xo

pearshapedcrafting said...

Absolutely Stunning! Chrisx

Inna Boiko said...

Beautiful project, Astrid, thanks for your inspiration!!!

Senna said...

Wonderful nostalalgic project with beautiful creative plastic effects :). Thank you for the interesting making of.

Hugs senna

Unknown said...

What a wonderful work! So beautiful😍

KarenB said...

Absolutely stunning project, one to pin and revisit :)

Jannet said...

I love how you have created all of the textures on the cover! It looks fabulous. Sorry to hear this is the final challenge best wishes to you all xx

Susanne said...

Awesome album! Love the texture and also the colors . And the inside pages are very nice.

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