Friday, May 23, 2014

Art Journal Cover


Hello Friends

I hope you all had a great week. I sure did I was in Maine for a few days. I just love that place it was sooo relaxing. I started off making a card for this weeks Friends with Flair but it was not coming together. So I ditched the card and started work on my new art journal.  I wanted  a new  journal since the one I have now is just too small. I have lots of  composition books laying around so I decided to use one of those and just decorate the cover.

I used 3 layers of Gesso on the front cover. Then painted it in a lovely turquoise colour. The butterfly was painted using watercolour paints on watercolour paper.  I cut it out and glued  it on to the cover. I stamped the sentiment straight on the painted surface and used white embossing powder and heat set it. The stamp is from Unity called Becoming A Butterfly. I punched some white butterflies and sprinkled them around the page to finish.



I hope you like my journal :)

Thanks for stopping by xox


10 comments:

  1. Lovely Mandi. I bought a journal but haven't used it yet. I have added it to my Things to do list. Love your work.

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  2. That is such a beautiful cover! Have a nice holiday weekend!

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  3. This is beautiful! I LOVE that butterfly you painted!

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  4. Very striking, Mandi! The colors and large offset butterfly are fabulous.

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  5. Love your altered art journal and beautiful colors as well!

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  6. oh this is amazing, mandi! it will hold so many inspiring pieces of art to come! im going to Maine in july... i wish it was sooner!
    -Rachel
    rwkrafts.com

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  7. Gosh, this is breathtaking. Noticed this on fb first. Amazing art!!!

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  8. Very pretty! Who knew gesso could let you paint something so extraordinary on something so ordinary?

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  9. I love making journal or notebook covers. It makes them so unique.

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