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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


  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.

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

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

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

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

  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!

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

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

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


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