Tuesday, 14 January 2020

Garden Journal

Hello everyone,

For this weeks AALL & Create post I have decorated a notebook.

And here's how:

First I added a strip of cotton on the spine, I used fabric glue to attach it, I then gessoed the book and added yellow and green paint with a brayer. I put the stencil on top and wiped away the paint with a baby wipe. This didn't work great so instead I used white paint and dabbed it through the stencil. I did the same thing on the back. 

Here's a close up

Next I used a  bunch of stamps to add some interest. I used Distress Oxide inks and Archival ink to stamp. 

Next, I stamped this flower and coloured it with my Copic markers.

I found these two words to add, making the book a 'garden journal'. 

I added a black mat and glued the flower and the words to the front of the book. I also added some black paint around the edges and some white splatters. 

On the back I added a sentiment from Tracy's 'Doodled Blooms' set and that finished the book. 

I have used the following AALL & Create materials:

Stencil #85 - Abundance by Olga Heldwein


#109 - Blossomed numbers by Tracy Evans
#140 - Doodled blooms by Tracy Evans
#67 - Vintage assorted by Olga Heldwein
#234 - Brush flower by Tracy Evans
#262 - mesh by Tracy Evans
#235 - All measured up by Tracy Evans

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  1. Such a beautiful journal! The stenciling and stamps look amazing 😁. Wishing you a happy and creative week! Hugs, Jo x

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