I have a journal to share with you today. I had lots of fun making it, and my desk is now covered in acrylic paint and sandpaper !
To alter the top note chipboard piece that came in the kit, I first embossed it using an embossing folder, then painted it with white acrylic paint. When that was dry, I sanded it to reveal the design, and then covered it in Stormy Sky Distress Ink. I then roughly painted around the edges again with more acrylic paint. I got the idea for this technique from the new book by Tim Holtz, 'A Compendium of Curiousities', which is available to buy HERE.
I altered the heart die cuts by first painting them all with white acrylic paint. For the crown I then simply added some Diamond Stickles. For the heart, I covered it in Rock Candy Distress Stickles, and then outlined it with silver Stickles. Finally, for the wings, I gave it a good layer of Distress Crackle Paint in Rock Candy, and when it had dried, I then splodged on more acrylic paint to heighten the texture, and give a distressed, feathery look.
I bound my book with book rings and added ribbons and string from the kit.
For the inside, I made three folders out of patterned paper, and stamped and embossed an image on to the front of each folder.
I also stamped each journalling page to add detail.
Items from kit used:
Ribbons and Silver String
Distress Ink in Stormy Sky
Top Note Chipboard Piece
Heart Die-Cut Chipboard pieces