Bonjour Bloggers, Lisa here with a Friday mixed media update.
Today I am sharing with you a couple of note books
that I have thrown together as a gift for 2 very special young ladies.
At present we have a guest with us who we haven't seen for 20 years.
Thank goodness the internet and telephones have kept us connected.
I wanted to create something for his girls that was a little arty,
but a physical item that could be a part of their everyday,
and to hopefully instill a love of arty life journaling as well.
Starting, I purchased a note book from Kmart, and gave it a coat of Gesso.
Then added a few strips of gelli plate tissue paper from my random paper stash.
A few random dashes in black posca and then it's ready for another layer of goodness.
A floral paper cut out from a Heidi Swapp Die Cut paper pack,
introduced a softness and extra focal element.
Then it's all about this cool flower power photo of the girls.
I used Matte Medium to adhere it to the cover,
then a little more DWM paint to tie the elements together.
A name/title in AC thickers, strips of beautiful blue flocked pattern paper,
and some sweet flowers (a gift from our guest, he so knows me).
To finish I will coat the whole piece in Vicki Bouton gel medium
to give overall support to the piece and elements used.
I applied the same formula to this one.
But for this one,
I cut the star out of the photo and
placed her into the celestial universe.
These cool Kinder Kreations chipboard stars added
a supporting element to the cover of Juliette's journal.
I felt like she got a little lost on the cover so I painted a gorgeous Kinder Kreations frame in
I then coloured in around our focal point using a pink Posca.
Enamel dots, a charms creations felt star, and a few details finished this piece.
Now I'm off to the Australian Reptile Park to snap
some interactive kangaroo photos with our wonderful Belgian guest.
I'll be back next Friday with a new mixed media update.
Have a creative crafty weekend.