Wednesday, June 24, 2015

Mixed media journal cover

Hello everybody! How are you? I hope you had a lovely weekend and that you managed to sneak into your craftroom for a bit and do some crafting as well. I went on a short trip on Saturday and on Sunday I just stayed inside and relax a bit. It was nice.

I've been wanting to try some mixed media for a while now, but haven't really had the courage to actually do it. But the other day I spent quite some time on YouTube checking tutorials and technique videos and that gave me the boost I needed to go and make my first mixed media journal cover. 


I know I still have lots of learning to do, but I'm actually happy with how this turned out the photo doesn't do the cover justice *sigh*). It started as a plain kraft notebook. I removed the covers and painted them with gesso. Then I covered the covers with the gorgeous paper from Maja design. After that was done I started adding embellishments to the page and once I was happy with the look I glued everything down. As you can see I used pearls, buttons, Prima metal embellishments, chipboard, die cuts, lace and lace. Those butterflies were made with the silicone mold, Aren't they great? At the top and bottom right corner I also did some stenciling with Tim Holtz's harlequin stencil. For stenciling I used homemade texture paste


So, what do you think about this journal cover? Do you like it? I soooo enjoyed doing this project. it was messy (you should have seen my craft corner *eeek*), but hey, that's the fun part. lol I'll be definitely making more mixed media project. Hopefully MANY more. I just need to invest in some sprays, paint and chipboard embellishments.

I would like to enter my project to the following challenges:
Live and love crafts: In the garden
Frilly and funkie: It's summer
Craft-alnica: Karkoli samo voščilnice ne
Simon says stamp (Wednesday challenge): Anything goes
Scrapy Land: Favourite colour combo + any dies that SL sells (I used Spellbinders and Sizzix dies)
Vintage utfording: Flowers
Noor design: Here comes summer
Country view challenges: Shabby chic
Love to create: Anything mixed media

25 comments:

  1. ooo kako čudovito beležko si naredila! Krasno si se poigrala z različnimi tehnikami :-))
    Hvala, ker ustvarjaš z nama v CRAFT-alnici ... Srečno!

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  2. Wow this is fabulous! A beautiful cover for your journey in to mixed media crafting. I love the texture and colours you have used.
    Lorraine

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  3. Gorgeous journal!! I love all the details you have on your cover! Your flowers are beautiful! Thanks for playing along with us at Scrapy Land Challenge #20!

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  4. This is gorgeous! Love the soft colors and the textures. Fabulous journal cover! So glad you shared it with us for the Scrapy Land Challenge.

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  5. Ves čas, ki si ga preživela ob gledanju posnetkov je bil dobra investicija :-))) Tvoj prvi poskus ustvarjanja v mešani tehniki je preprosto čudovit! Všeč mi je barvna kombinacija in čudovito okrašen ovitek za blokec. :-) Kako se že reče? We want more! :-)))

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  6. What do I think? I think it's fabulous!! Can't believe it's your first. Beautiful work. Nicola x

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  7. Oh wow, this is absolutely stunning!! You did an amazing job with mixed media techniques!! I love the colors and textures!! This is gorgeous!! Thanks so much for playing along at Scrapy Land!! Have a great day :)

    Lisa
    A Mermaid's Crafts

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  8. hello Cebelica! this is gorgeous, I adore the cluster of embellies...a beauty for sure! I am having a giveaway on my blog, stop by to enter. so glad you played along with us at Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge!

    sparkle & shine *~*

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  9. This is gorgeous Maja! Love all the pretty texture and such gorgeous embellishments! BRAVO my dear! Now I can't wait to see your next mixed media project :) Hugs :) Samra

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  10. Gorgeous Maja!! It's so wonderful to see you channelling your inner messy mixed media side! Your cover is just gorgeous, I love the splashes of colour on your flower arrangement!! Thank you so much for joining us at Frilly and Funkie for our 'It's Summer' challenge! Hugs, Pamellia DT :)

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  11. Čudovita beležka, vsega ravno prav za elegantni vintage :).
    Hvala, da si se nam pridružila v Craft-alnici. Pozdravček Lili

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  12. girlfriend you did a fabulous job with your mixed media....isn't it fun? What do I think of your journal cover drop dead gorgeous is what I think can't wait to see more from you Maja.
    Hugs

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  13. Čudovita beležka, kar težko verjeti, da je prva! Zelo lepo si jo okrasila

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  14. Krasen izdelek, zelo všeč mi je bogastvo dodatkov čudovitih barv!

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  15. tole pa je intro v mmixed medii, samo vauuu lahko rečem ...

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  16. Zelo lepe platnice v mix media tehniki ....:).

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  17. Wow, for a first time doing MM you did an awesome job, think you're a natural! :) xx

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  18. Oooh, this is spectacular! My heart longs to dabble into mixed media, as well... really hoping to give it a whirl this summer. I can only hope my first attempt is anywhere near this gorgeous. The design is stunning and your flowers are perfection. Inspiring work, as always. :o)

    Hugs and blessings,
    Karen

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  19. Love this, the colour palette is so pretty. Thanks for joining us at Noor Design this month

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  20. Wonderful first go at mixed media. The colours are so pretty and you have done a fabulous job with the stenciling. Thanks for joining us at Frilly and Funkie.
    Hugs!
    Cec

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  21. Hi Maja,
    A fabulous first go at Mixed Media. Lovely colours and design. Thanks for joining LLC for our "In the Garden" challenge.

    Hugz, Sandy
    Owner & Operator @Live & Love Crafts

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