My Contact Journal Cover

“My Contacts”

I am so lovin’ these new Archival Cast designs that Sandra Evertson has come up with. These are so fun and unique. I wish I had about 20 more hours in my day to play.

I got my contact book back when I was pregnant with Olivia in 2007. I have had books before but never kept them, never really liked them. Then I came across this one and I hope I never loose it. I have been wanting to do something to the cover for a while now so I took the dive!

cover

I am really into a the blues and greens right now, but I wanted my relic to POP out. I think I succeeded.

Below are some picture of the process.

Plain cover, the kids have gotten their hands on it.

Plain cover, the kids have gotten their hands on it.

laying out some trinkets and adornments.

laying out some trinkets and adornments.

my work space.

my work space.

secured and gesso'd

secured and gesso’d

one of many layers of spray, paint, ink.......

one of many layers of spray, paint, ink…….

cover 6

I love the effects that Anna (Finnabair) does, I wanted to try and lift it.

I love the effects that Anna (Finnabair) does, I wanted to try and lift it.

I used tons of paints and mediums on this. There is such a learning curve to this it is crazy. But I am loving the out come and am pretty excited about doing my gardening journal next.

cover angle view1

Enjoy the pictures.

cover close up 4

cover close up 3

cover close up 1

Love the Pop on this!

cover close up 2

I love my handle, These brushes are some that Little Miss O didn’t clean out after using them so I figured I would retire them with style.

cover angle view 2

Thank you for stopping today. Be creative!!!

Heather

Supplies Used:

Inks/Sprays/Paints: Lindy’s Stamp Gang Starburst Black Orchid Silver, Starburst Hydrangea Blue, Starburst Lucky Shamrock Green; Silks Sky Blue, Pink Anthurium; Shimmerz Creameez Thunderstorm, Dazzlerz Licorice Stick, Barely Blue, Shimmerz Tickle Me Turquoise; Stampin’ Up Charcoal Re-inker; 13@rts Matte White; Twinkling H2o’s Hunter Grey; Embellishments: Miriam’s Crafting Supply Metal Adornments; Flying Unicorn Metal Adornments; Prima SIIC Aquamarine, Mineral; Mon Ami Gabby Flat back Gems, Prima Sandra Evertson Archival Cast Flaming Hearts II; Paint Brushes My Stash; Blue Fern Studios Chipboard; Other Supplies: Golden Artist Heavy Gel, Journal: “Write It Down” Series, Journals Unlimited, Inc.

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One Response to My Contact Journal Cover

  1. Robin says:

    I Love this! I have been wanting to make a journal and try my hand at mixed media… Thanks for the detailed tutorial!

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