Saturday, January 2, 2016


Hello crafty peep's. Im here to share with you all my take on Creative Embellishments monthly blog challenge for January. Stop on over and check it out. http://creativeembellishments.com/blog/

For this months challenge I have created a journal book cover out of a paper bag, and turned it into this grungy steampunkish journal cover. Once my paper bag was all opened up and folded I adhered a pcs. of heavy chipboard to the front cover to give it a more sturdy feel. I then covered the entire surface with black gesso, once dry I used 2 different types of stencils and modeling paste to get some texture. I let it all dry over night and once dry I went over the entire surface with white acrylic paint and while the paint was still wet I smeared on white glue and got this great background effect.

Next comes the fun part. adding the beautiful chipboard pcs. I got from Creative Embellishments . I adhered the chipboard pcs with white glue and used mica powders in shades of turquoise, bronze, and black to give more color to my cover. The last element I added to my cover where micro beads, randomly spread to give my cover a bit more texture.

For this journal cover I used the following,

* Steampunk Gear Panel - http://creativeembellishments.com/…/steampunk-gear-panel.ht…

* Flourish No. 1 - http://creativeembellishments.com/…/flouris…/flourish-1.html

* Antique clock - http://creativeembellishments.com/chipbo…/antique-clock.html

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