Wednesday, March 21, 2012

Mixed Media Journal

I found a hardcover book at the local library's book sale - pretty reasonable at $2.  I'd been looking for a book to recycle as a journal. But once you take the book jacket off, the covers are pretty plain. However, not for long...

I picked up an unfinished wooden frame at Michael's a while back. It was chipped on one side, but I figured I could cut the frame and just use part of it. To decorate the wood, I first treated it with the Perfect Crafting Pouch then stamped repeatedly with several background stamps and archival ink.

On the cover I took a black pen and wrote "art journal" over and over and decided to try out a new bottle of Mica Gloss. Then I adhered a piece of scrapbook paper with the Best Glue Ever, cut to fit the "inside" of the frame. Next I used the Best Glue Ever to adhere the wooden frame and added a few highlights with a bit of blue paint.

I'm really happy with my new non-boring cover!

- Deborah


Robyn L. Coburn said...

Looks great!

Susie Bentz said...

Love how you took a broken frame and turned it into a really cool embellishment!