Monday, 14 January 2013

Journal cover

Having finished the journal, I decided to play on the cover - it had got a bit mucky anyway!

I started by sanding it down so the paint would stick - I used Paperartsy Frescos, of course!! I went with various layers, starting with Nougat, then partly drying that, but added French Roast, Brown Shed and Chocolate Pudding, wiping away and sanding and mixing. Dried all that, and then painted it Baltic Blue...
Painted a section to enable me to stamp the title, went with Nougat, crackle glaze and Sky.
Using cut and dry foam, added some white to go behind the eyes, and wiped random splotches of white around the rest of the cover.  Added some stamping in black, some stencilling (the harlequin) in Guacamole before covering the whole book with a layer of satin glaze (also Fresco)
Finally, added some ideaology to finish it off.

11 comments:

isisimaginings.com said...

It looks great!

Gabrielle said...

LOVE it!

sam21ski said...

Oooh fab colour and love those eyes!!

Sam xx

Li'l Pidge said...

Nice cover and well done on finishing your first journal
Kyla

Virginia said...

Beautiful stuff!

Carmen said...

Absolutely fabulous :D

Silvia(Barnie) said...

A fabulous cover, great colors.

My name is Cindy said...

Love this kind of stuff! Cindy

Samantha Elliott said...

Love it!!

Caz said...

Well done on finishing your journal.....my task for this year! (one of many!)
Love the eyes!!

Krisha said...

Congrats on finisheing your journal. Funny how the covers do get a bit mucked up and are ususally the last thing we finsih. This cover is really a great work of art, that I KNOW compliments all the beautiful pages inside.