Sunday, 21 January 2018

Alter journal Cover

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 Nadya Drozdova 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.

Challenges  ring in the new (Art journaling and altered cover is new to me)

Happy Crafting
Jacki xx


Sandra Baldwin said...

Oh WOW Jacki, firstly the colours are just perfect for you...PINKS. So much texture and details, great design and it is so beautiful. There are hours of work in this piece of art work, and quite rightly you should be thrilled with it.
I love it my friend.
Love Sandra xx

Kathleen said...

Some really gorgeous elements used on this lovely creation, gorgeous colours too.
Thank you for joining our 'Butterfly' challenge this week at Allsorts.

Kath x

Lozzy T said...

Absolutely stunning with your layout and all the added should be very happy with your 1st make and hope its inspired you to do more...Thank you for joining us at More Mixed Media Challenge...Hugs Lozzy x

Daffodil Cards said...

WOW! Jacki, this is amazing, a brilliant first for you, it would be a pleasure to go to this and fill a journal page.

Mervi said...

Lovely and pretty creation.
Thank you for sharing at Allsorts;-))m

Lynda Hall said...

Oh this is beautiful. So much to look at. I love it. Thank you for sharing with us by playing along at Creative Artiste Mixed Media Challenge blog this month. Good luck.
Lynda x

Diana said...

fantastic journal cover! thanks for joining in and playing along at Mixed Media Monthly Challenge

Bev Code said...

amazing art journal cover... fabulous details... thanks for joining us at Crafters Castle Challenges.

Andree said...

A wonderfully decorated journal. Lovely soft colours and fabulous elements.
Thank you for joining in with our January challenge "Anything Mixed Media Goes" at Creative Artiste Mixed Media Happy New Year and good luck x

FIona Kenward said...

Well you've done an lovely piece of art here for your first attempt. I haven't ventured into AJ yet either although I have purchased a few with the intention. Maybe one day, in the meantime I will just admire other works. Thanks for joining us at

Autumn Clark - SewPaperPaint said...

This is absolutely beautiful Jacki! I just love the colors, dimension, and beautiful objects you included in this piece. Hugs, Autumn

DeBe said...

A really stunning journal, such pretty colours and a beautiful design. Thank you for joining us at the Creative Artiste Mixed Media January 18 Challenge. Good luck and Merry Christmas! Denyse x (DT)

Granmargaret said...

Lovely work. Thank you for joining the challenge at More Mixed Media. Hope to see you again next time.
Keep going with your journal. Find inspiration sentiments to add to your work and it will help you to look back on them when you are having a bad day. I found it hard to start but I have now finished journals for two of my grand daughters and have started another one. (I have 4 grand daughters who all suffer with anxiety) My second grand daughter is on medication for depression. I added encouraging sentiments to each page.

Tusia Lech said...

How beautiful! I love pink. Thank you for playing along with us at Mixed Media Place!

AnastasiaElena said...

So nice cover - light and colorful!
Thank you for playing with us at Mixed Media Place!