I’ve gotten some requests for me to do a video tutorial on decorating an art journal cover. I did a shabby-chic cover a couple of years ago but thought this time I would try doing a ‘Finnabiar’ style cover. I picked up a Canson art journal recently, I like this one because it has very good quality watercolor paper in it for art journaling. I used a variety of mixed media elements and some of my favourite Dusty Attic chipboard. I will list all the products I used to make this journal cover at the end of my post (just after the video clip). Hope you enjoy!
~ Canson Art Journal
~ Patterned Paper: Prima Sunrise Sunset collection
~ Dusty Attic Chipboard: Scallop Circles, Cogs #1, Jumbo Cogs,
Vintage Keys, Nuts and Bolts, Bookman ABC Set, Elegant Flourish Small
~ Stencils: Crafters Workshop ‘Art Is’ 6×6, Prima Checker ‘Sunrise Sunset collection
~ Home-made texture paste (recipe in right column of my blog)
~ Luminarte H20’s ‘Egyptian Gold’
~ Luminarte Silks ‘Snap Dragon’
~ Tattered Angels Glimmer Mist ‘Almost Black’, ‘Cinnamon’
~ Perfect Pearls Mist ‘Interference Red’
~ Prima Clear Pebbles
~ Prima Mechanicals ‘Roman Numerals’
~ Prima Flowers ‘Precious Metals-Gold’, ‘Sunrise Sunset Gold Roses’
~ Dress It Up (small pebbles)
~ Recollections Metal Accents, some Dollar Store Metal accents
~ Dry wall tape (from hardware store)
~ Other: bottle caps, buttons, dollar store gems.
Hope you enjoyed my video and I hope this has inspired you to give mixed media a try!