Mittwoch, 14. August 2013

Nothing to show? No way! - Art Journal Cover

Yes, i am on holiday on creative island but i have something to show. A while back i've created the cover of my Art - Journal. This chipboard book was a cheap buy from another crafter's fleamarket.

Well, i had to experience my first try stamping into modeling paste

The materials i used: A nice selection of DecoArt products

The stamps i used, where too fine was my first try and they gave a nice texture anyway
Art doesn't have to be perfect (:o)

Before i started applying the modeling paste, both cover had a layer of simple white glue. I had the fixed idea, that this way the modeling paste is holding better to the cover. The puzzle pieces are sticked into the modeling paste.

As the modeling paste was dry, i painted a layer of white acrylic paint 

Next...layers of a paint wash ( more water than paint). I started with the lightest colour *Tranparent Yellow Iron Oxide*
I used the colours ( as you can see on the picture above) from left to right.
I wiped of the paint on some spots with a damped towel

Next layer *Quinacridone Gold* I wiped of some paint again...after i made this picture

Next layer, wipe of the paint .....and so on..

Before applying the last layer *Transparent Red Iron Oxide*...i stamped the face on tissue and glued it to the cover with DecoArt Duraclear Matt Varnish. You can use this varnish also in between the layers of washes to secure. In either case use the varnish to finish.

A little shine at the end....

Not that bad, hmm???

Art(s)y! (:o)
You'll find more Mixed Media tutorials on this Pinterest board here

Thanks for reading and your appreciated comments



...the yorkshire fox... hat gesagt…

...fabulous transformation Elly, love your gorgeous colour choices too and how amazing is the modeling paste!...a great piece...Mel:)x

Little Artbee hat gesagt…

Das sieht richtig gut aus Elly, so motzt man jedes noch so langweilige Deckelchen von Alben, Notizbüchern etc. auf,genial. Jetzt weiß ich auch was ich mit meinen 3 Schimmerfarben so anfangen kann, die ich letzt in Köln auf der Messe erstanden habe, sieht toll aus mit dem Glanzeffekt.
Liebe Grüße

Dagmar hat gesagt…

So wird aus so einem unscheinbaren Büchlein ein Journal mit Kunsteinband - wieder echt super gestaltet - ein Traum!!!

Buttons hat gesagt…

What a fantastic first foray into stamping with modelling paste. Love the puzzle pieces, the tissue face and the layers of paint which combine beautifully. Hugs, Jenny x

Silvia(Barnie) hat gesagt…

Klasse geworden - herrliche Farben und Textur.

Astrid Maclean hat gesagt…

What a fantastic make over and such a cool technique!! The outcome looks fabulous!! Can't wait to see now what you will create inside the book!!

confessionsofaninkoholic hat gesagt…

I love what you've done with the journal - so beautiful and inspirational. Thanks for sharing :)

butterfly hat gesagt…

Glorious textures and colours - another astounding make, Elly - just wonderful!
Alison x

Yvonne hat gesagt…

Wow, die Veränderung sieht fantastisch aus.
LG Yvonne