Sunday, January 12, 2014

Art Journal

Adding a new feature to my art:
Art Journaling

I entered a groupon facebook where they
challenge you to make a journal page each week
of this year. I have not much experience,
but lots of tools to try this: paint,stamps,
gelli plate, brayer,brushes,so let's start
with the cover.

As many of you know by now, I love making 
all kinds of projects with coffee,so I needed
to make the cover with coffee images.

I started with covering the blue cover with 
gesso tomake it easier to use other colors on it.

The book is 9 inch x 9,5 inch and i got it at Ikea.

While my book was drying and I did the front,
back and the inside,I googled images and tutorials
on internet,looked at pinterest and you tube.
Big library and many great inspirations.
I decided to take some coffee colored scrapbook papers
to cover my book with. I tore them to pieces
and glued them to the cover like this:

Again leaving this to dry 
and forming my idea what to add on top.

Now I used some distress paint to color on top
pf the strips of paper. When all the paint was dry
I got out my stencils and with the darkest brown
distress paint Icolored some images.

The chipboard letters are painted white, covered with 
a dotted stencil and some doodling.
Also stamped a few large and small coffee cups.
The nearly finished front.
I also decorated the front inside:

On the facebook group I noticed some people making an 
index page and I quite liked the idea. So I stamped some 
coffee rings and punched them out with a circle punch.

I have 26 on the first page and the others
will be on the inside last page.

stamped images are by
Club Scrap
and Michael Strong

Stencils by
Tim Holtz,
Club Scrap 
The Crafter's Workshop

Have a creative day!


Carla said...

Goedemorrugu Hetty,
Wat een ontzettend leuke voorpagina heb je gemaakt. Ben heel benieuwd naar het vervolg.
Volgens mij borrel jij over van creativiteit ;o)

Shar said...

A brilliant and beautiful project which is beyond amazing!

Gerrina said...

Wat een mooie kaft heb je ervan gemaakt! Leuk dat je laat zien hoe je dat deed. Groetjes, Gerrina