Today's project is a Mini Art Journal!! I love art journaling!!! I have been doing it for almost two years now... One of the first "pages" I saw on YouTube was Jenn's... She is Mixed Media Jenn on YouTube. So, she has just finished her mini art journal series and she made a flip through video. That video really inspired me to try my own mini art journal. Jenn uses a small Moleskine, but I decided to make my journal. I mainly used primed canvas for the cover and watercolor paper for the signatures. My journal's final size is 5 1/2'' x 4'' and I just loved how it turned out!!
Here is a link to Jenn's channel:
Well, I started by choosing my paper, cutting and folding it create my signatures:
And I used a piece of primed canvas sheet for the cover:
Now on to decorating the cover... I started by using craft paint for the background and adhering a napkin to the cover with matte medium. I also used stamp, gold paint, stencil and gold embossing paste. Here is a video on how I made the cover:
Here are a few close ups of the cover:
On this second part, I attach my signatures to my cover and finish it by adding a couple of accents to the front. Here is the video:
Off camera I glued the first and last pages of the journal on the cover itself, with that I made sure my ribbon doesn't get loose and added a little butterfly to the front.
The products that I used for this project:
-Primed canvas sheet
-Craft paint Ceramcoat in Flesh, Toffee Brown and Orange soda
-Liquitex Matte Medium
-Tim Holtz Reflection stamp set
-GOLDEN Iridescent gold acrylic paint
-a metal butterfly from my local craft shop
-Tim Holtz quotes band
-needle and thread
Challenges linked to this project:
Simom says Satmp - Wednesday Challenge Blog - http://www.simonsaysstampblog.com/wednesdaychallenge/
Just keep on creating - http://justkeeponcreating.blogspot.com.au/
Art journal Journey - http://art-journal-journey.blogspot.co.at/
Altered Eclectics - http://alteredeclectics.blogspot.co.uk/
Thanks for passing by!