This is our second day of the projects
Today is Dawn's turn...
When I saw this topic I had so many ideas it was difficult to
choose just one idea. You can make boxes, secret niches,
shelves, open scrapbooks just to name a few. So I decided
make an art journal and have a go at the finnabair style for
the cover. It really is easy to make your own journal.
inner pages. This can normally be done with just two cuts at
the front and back.
Next cut away the spine with craft knife and ruler. Keep this it
makes a good bookmark for your journal.
Then make a template for the book binder holes. Keep this as it
comes in handy when hole punching your journal pages. Cut a piece
of scrap card the same length of your book, measure and mark
where you want the holes to go and use a hole punch to make
Then place your template on the book cover and punch through
the holes already made. Repeat for back cover.
You can guess and punch the holes by eye.
To create pages for my journal I trimmed some backgrounds
made previously, trimmed the book's original dust cover,
and trimmed and glued multiple book pages together and
trimmed some single pages then hole punched them.
I even started some pages whilst painting this and other projects.
Then it's time to decorate the front cover. Even though most
of the stamping ended up hidden I still enjoyed the process.
Here is how I did mine.
I glued a few layers of torn kitchen roll, let it dry then applied
two coats of gesso and dried.
Using some Maya Road Spring papers I cut small pieces
and glued to three areas as shown. Great way to build
I hand rolled some Kaisercraft Texture Stamps and the
small flower from the Crafty Individuals set on this with
various Stazon inks.
Then used grunge paste through diamond stencil in a few
areas. Let dry then glue on some odd die cuts
here and there.
I Painted some sticky back canvas with flesh colour acrylic
paint mixed with white. Leave to dry.
Stamp and paint the main image. I changed the hair slightly.
Trim the shape and attach to the cover. Paint it with Ultra Matt
varnish and then use hot glue to attach a variety of
embellishments and found objects and shapes from molds.
My metal scrunched flowers are the foil from chocolate coins
Oh forgot I'd glued some lace on there too. Some pieces
I had previously gesso'd.
I covered the girl image and painted the entire page
with white gesso.
I then painted some pieces to stand
That was the idea anyway!
That was the idea anyway!
Finally I sprayed the entire cover with the Prima Flower
Dried with heat tool and sprayed another
layer. Dried and coated with gloss varnish.
This is what Dawn used -
Stazon Inks - Cherry Pink, Purple, Grey
Odd die cuts and lace pieces
Found objects, beads
So, what do you think, are you going to have a go?
We'd love to hear your comments!
I'll be back tomorrow with another challenge.