ALSO, the latest challenge for Inspiration Journal is up and running! The theme this month is In Disguise. Use something in a way different from its original intention. I mentioned earlier that I used an old mailer package for mine. I've had this hanging around for ages!
I gave it several coats all over of regular gesso and used a stencil and super heavy gesso to give the inside some texture:
On the cover, I glued down diecut and embossed leaves and also gave those a coat of gesso to help seal them. Then I used various colors of Distress Paint on them with plenty of misted water to get everything to blend. I used some of the new Tarnished Brass spray Distress Stain as a final embellishment. It gives it such a wonderful shimmery spatter texture.
I used mists and paint on the inside. The "wood" panel behind the leaves is paper and ink! For a tutorial on the faux wood technique see this post for instructions. The new Layered Leaf die is colored with a variety of Distress Inks, Stains (love the new Spray Stains!!) and a bit of Distress Embossing powder to give it texture.
I also found the perfect quote to go with this:
The banner image is from the Graphics Fairy too and I also tinted it using the technique on page 41. I am also going to enter this into the Craft Hoarders Anonymous blog challenge Happy Fall Y'all! Everything except the Layered Leaf die has been in my
hoard stash for a while (some things for a loooong while ;-) ) Whew, that was a long post! Thanks for sticking with me on it.
Most of the supplies I used for this can be found at Inspiration Emporium. Follow the links below and use my code JUICE to save 10% if you go shopping. I will also point out that US shipping is always $5 and international shipping is just $10. ;-)