Hi everyone! At the end of October we had a competition for 12 people to win one of our amazing journals. The idea is to do a page in the journal then pass it along to a friend to do a page and so on. At the end we have asked that the last person send the journal back to Prima so we can keep it in our Library of Inspiration.
I completed the cover of my journal and we posted it on the Prima FB Page. Some people asked how I did the cover so I decided to do the step by step as my blog post for November :)
The journals come in two sizes, 6 x 6 and 5 x 7. I have used the 5 x 7.
First I painted it with a light covering of Ranger White Gesso.
Next, cut a paper doily in half and adhere it to the side using Ranger Gel Medium.
I painted the cover using some pearly enamel paints and then for even more color I added Ranger Dylusion sprays over the top and blended them. Dry with a heat gun.
I made three white splatters using Ranger Distress Stain Picket Fence.
Use the Prima Donna Downey Stencil and Distress Ink Vintage Photo to create some dots in random areas on the cover.
Lay the same stencil over the centre area of the cover and apply modeling paste. Dry with a heat gun.
This is how your cover will look at this stage.
Next to create the 'flowers' I heavily splattered Ranger Distress Stain Broken China and then held the book up so that a 'stem' dripped down to the bottom. Dry with a heat gun.
Lightly splatter White Picket Distress Stain in the center of each flower.
Next I have added Prima stamps using Archival Ink (Black) to create the look of a field.
Add some more Distress Stain (Mustard Seed) to the bottom area of your cover for your 'grass'.
For the final touches I added some extra Prima stamps and white gel pen for detail, then glass beads for the flower centers and my title.
Prima Products Used:
Mixed Media Album 560959
Donna Downey 6 x 6 stencil 922146
Rondelle Stamps 559359
Zephyr Stamps 559380
Songbird Stamps 555153
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