Monday, August 10, 2015

Finnabair-Inspired Art Journal Cover

Hi Scrappy Friends! I've had a project sitting around completed for weeks and have just now found a chance to share it - isn't summer crazy busy?!?!?! I decided to start a new Art Journal for pages featuring some of my favourite literary quotes. But first - I needed to create the journal cover!!! I've used the Prima/Finnabair Vintage Vanity journal and a collection of Prima/Finnabair Vintage Trinkets as well as plenty of trinkets from my stash to embellish the cover! This was so much fun to create!
I started off   by removing the front and back covers from the journal and used a Finnabair doily stencil with white molding paste across the front and back covers. Next, I painted both covers with a coat of black gesso. Then I added all the embellishments (with the exception of the glass beads) using heavy gel medium. Once the gel medium dried, I painted everything with another coat of black gesso. I added colour using Viva Decor Inka Gold Rubs in Emerald Green, Cobalt Blue, Haematite, Steelblue and Silver. Finally, I added three different colours of glass beads using Soft Matte Gel. As a final step, I sealed everything with some Satin finishing spray. Here are some close-ups!

 And finally, a photo of  both the back and front cover!
I can't wait to start working INSIDE this journal!
Thanks for stopping by my blog today! Happy Scrapping!