Monday, 26 January 2015

Journal Cover

I don't usually decorate the covers of my journals until they are finished but last week I was watching a Ronda Palazzari video on Creative Jumpstart and it inspired me to the cover of the Dylusions journal I am using for Take Me Deeper and Logos365.

Here it is in its plain state.  This is the version that is slightly bigger than 11x8.

I glued some wooden butterflies onto the cover.

I painted over them with gesso.

I applied various colours of acrylic paint with a dry brush.  You can see the scissors holding the elastic up from the book.

At this point I didn't like how bright it was so I brushed on a light layer of gesso.

I painted the butterflies with turquoise pearlescent acrylic paint.

After 2 days of looking for the gilding flakes I eventually found them and glued them to the butterflies.

I thought the acrylic background looked to matte so I put two coats of Gloss Multi Medium over the top although you can't really tell in the photo!

I don't think it's finished but I shall leave it now until inspiration strikes again.  It may be that I only add the numbers 2015 to the bottom left hand corner.

Thanks for stopping by.
Bernice





8 comments:

  1. That's lovely Bernice. The matt medium should help to protect the cover as well as giving the effect you wanted. Have fun filling the journal, I love these Dyan Reavely ones.

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  2. Love it- you could leave as is or if it speaks to you later add more- I think it is fantastik. Thanks for being part of Creative JumpStart 2015!

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  3. Nicely done - lovely start to what's sure to be a gorgeous journal!

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  4. I love how you make yours what Ronda created on her video.
    Beautiful cover!
    Thank you for being part of CJS

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