Wednesday, 28 January 2015

Journal Book Cover

I've had a play day!

Inspired by my friend Rebecca I decided to create a journal cover,
 well it's suppose to be an album. But, As you are all aware Journals can be made from almost anything.
   I began by Using texture paste through a mask, my favourite one. (This week that is. LOL).

I then glued several plywood numbers, shapes and gap fillers. Some of which were made from moulded paper clay.

Everything was then covered with yummy black gesso.

Rusted metal embellishments were used with flowers and cap tops to create the main focal point with smaller flowers and beads to add interest.

Clear gesso was painted over the whole design including the flowers  to prepare it for colouring.

Silks paints were used to add colour to the project, they give a super, yummy shimmer to the design and work fantastically well over the black. 

To finish I added treasure gold, need I say more.

Here are  just a few more close ups!



Bye for now.


  1. Super sounds like you had fun
    Happy craftin

  2. Gorgeous Sue - I love this effect with the black gesso. Maybe a class idea.... xx

    1. Glad you like it, will see what I can come up with for class. x


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