Monday, 9 November 2015

MDF A4 Journal

Here is another quick project in MDF very popular at the moment!
 Here goes.
Take one A4 MDF Journal, using a brayer add a coat of gesso.
As the layer is thin and even drying time is not to long, quicker if you zap it with a heat tool.
Using three blue tones and three lighter lemon/yellow tones of paint apply them randomly again with the brayer until you are happy with the combination.
A touch of stencilling in the darker of the blue paints.
Using a plastic card lines of white gesso was added in a, "pleasing to the eye" mannor.
A paint lid  in a similar size to the circle mask was used to add white gesso to the edges of some of the circles all randomly.

A text stamp added a little more interest in Watering Can Archival ink. Followed by stamping Heartfelt Creations leaves in black archival ink around the edges of the front and back of the Journal, these were then coloured with a touch of translucent green paint in a couple of shades using a paint brush. A tiny bit of white was added to the tips of the leaves. 

Heartfelt Creations Sunflower stamps were stamped in black archival ink onto white card cut out then  coloured by double dipping them into shades of yellow distress ink. The edges were blended with brown distress ink, this was also added to the centre of the flowers.
 Leaves were stamped onto old book pages, cut out and coloured using green distress ink.
Flowers and leaves were arranged and stuck into position, the long stems were hand draw with and archival pen.
To finish the look a black charcoal pencil was drawn and smudged around a few of the circles and distress ink was added to the edges of the MDF boards.
My well used Dymo added the Words Art Journal.
Here are a few close ups.

Sue X


  1. This is FABULOUS Sue! Love the mix of patterns behind those beautiful leaves and flowers. Jenny x

  2. Looks super!
    Happy craftin


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