Monday, 1 November 2010

Don't talk- create- art journal cover

This work was Top 5 on glitter challenge on ABC blog- thanks!!
I never finished any art journal in my life- but I did a lot of covers from this very cheap and great Canson mini albums (cost of about 4$ for this heavy weight 20 pages of  fantastic  white cardstock  inside and a great binding very easy to take of  and the textured cover- I am just so sorry I bought 3 only.. And they are all gone as this was a discount store)
So this is another new cover  and I hope to begin with the inner pages some day .
I did some  clear  ink stamping, heat embossing, inking resist technique, stamping all over, collaging, lace pleating and working on this Tando creative floral corner chipboard..
Anyway it can't be " working"- it was mostly trying to do something with an unknown result
Fists I  added some gesso, than inked with a distress ink and it was a great  brownish mute color..
But then I decided to add some 3d  glue over it and the mute color became the shining red..
Who need this red on this vintage cover? So I added some beads as I thought it will help to deminish this red.. No chance.. I tryed to use some alcohol inks- brown and green as this became the hard  epoxy surface.. Nothing.. Still bright red.. So I  painted it with white dey brush here and there..Still damn red
As a last step- before it goes to the trash- I added some distress stickles- and here it is.. Not so red anymore, mixed media vintage  look.. A bit of a mess- but doesn't mixed media is all about a mess?
 As a final touch I added  some fibers. ribbons, Tim Holtz key, pin, clock and a charm and made a title with 3 fonts and I am really happy with a result.
So don't afraid to do some crazy chipboard covering- maximum it will  go to the trash (O, no,
 this one is for my Tando DT job- and I am not going to get new ones for a few month..) 
And now for some web challenges too:
  Mixed media for Design dollies
 Ribbons for Scrap and stamp central
Glitter for ABC


ladyjanet_56 said...

This is just so ab fab love the journal cover you have done so many things some crafters just dream of learning. Thanks for joining in all this fun at OSCC, Janet

Sammibug said...

Stunning! Thank you for playing along with this week's "Tic Tac Toe" Challenge at Shelly's Images.

Laurel said...

This is amazing! Thanks so much for playing at Wee Memories.

Dana said...

What a great project!! I just love it! Thanks for sharing with us this week at Digi Doodle Shop's Best : )

KarenB said...

Oh wow, I love all the texture. Fabulous project.

KraftyKoolKat said...

A gorgeous work of art project hun. Thank you so much for joining us at Digi Doodle Shop's Best this time and hope to see you again.

Shelly's Images said...

Just beautiful Irit. There is so much to see with this project. I just want to reach out and touch it. Thanks for joining our Tic Tac Toe Challenge this week at Shelly's Images. I love visiting your blog to see your projects.

Mary said...

This is beautiful! Thanks for playing along at 2 Sisters Challenge blog.

The Bug said...

What a beautiful book! So many interesting elements! Thanks for joining our ribbon challenge on Stamping Scrapping Challenge Central! Hugs, Wini

Tinemor said...

WOW! What a FAB project!!
Thanks for joining us at Digi Doodle`s Shop Best!!

cardmaking bird said...

This is a really gorgeous project - so nice to see something different. Thanks for playing along with us at Southern Girls. Marie x

Dawn said...

Wow Irit this is fabulous. So glad you added to our challenge. I am always thrilled to see your lovely creations.Thank you for joining us at Craft Your Passion Challenge. this week. Hope to have you join us again for more challenges.

Tracey said...

this is amazing irit! just beautiful all the elements you have tied together on htere! Thanks for playing along at If the Shoe fits...SCRAP IT!

Francesca said...

Thanks for joining us at OSCC for our 2nd birthday celebration with this wonderful creation.

Craftyanny said...

oh my goodness!!! Irit this is a beautiful piece of work, truly wonderful. I love it.
Thanks for joining us on Creative Cottage and good luck in the challenge
Anne x

Nance said...

Such a wonderful collage of images and textures! Thanks for joining us at The Paper Players this week!

Jóna said...

Love all about your cover !!!

Thanks so much for joining us at Digi Doodle Shops Best, hop to see you again :D

I am one of the DT members and I want to tell you about group I have opened at PCP "Fan's of Digi Doodle Shop" and you are so very welcome to join us there :D

All the best to you, Jóna

Handmade by Vivi said...

WOW, this is stunning!!
Thanks for joining us at SSCC!!!

SmilynStef said...

Such awesome texture ... ... thanks for celebrating Goth-tober with us at Gingersnap Creations.

Lori said...

This is awesome! I just love all the elements and all the little details! Thanks for joining the Simon Says Stamp and Show challenge!

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