Hello everyone, I’m back today to share a first for me, so please be kind lol I have never done this before, A while ago I thought about getting into journaling mainly to help with my depression. I haven’t done much just one piece so far, it’s a little out of my comfort zone as it’s new to me. Also the journal I brought originally was an A4 size which I found very daunting to fill a page. So the other day I found anA5 one and brought it it was a plain black covered one but I thought that could be my first project on there to alter and decorate the cover, so that is what I’m sharing with you today.
The design is inspired by she did a youtube tutorial on one a few days ago and I thought I like that so I took some of the details and used it as my platform.
I’m not going to run through how it was made I really can’t remember it was just going through my stash finding stuff I wanted to add to it or making the stuff I hadn’t got that I wanted to add like the paint brushes. They are made using plastic coffee stirrers as a base I then drew around one onto thick 300gsm card stock for the shape then cut out glued to the stirring stick then coloured with distress inks and added the bristles by drawing them on with a couple of brown pencils I then added some craft wire for the metal part that holds the bristles in place. I wasn’t too bothered that they looked animated after all this is a freestyle journal that will have anything inside it.
Oh and yes the bottle have actual paint and glitter in (so hope they don’t break lol)
Over all as my fist I am really pleased with it. Hope you like it.
https://mixedmediamc.blogspot.co.uk/2018/01/mixed-media-monthly-challenge-44-ring.html ring in the new (Art journaling and altered cover is new to me)
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