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Friday, 24 February 2017

Notebook Cover

Happy Friday everyone, I hope you all have something nice planned for the weekend. I shall be travelling down to Bournemouth to attend a few classes with the fabulous Finnabair. I'm very excited and hoping to learn a lot. In case I need to write anything down I shall be taking my mixed media notebook with me. 
This is a book where I write tips, craft recipes and ideas. It has a section where I add some samples  of my mixed media work and another section for colour, product and texture swatches.

The notebook pages are A5 in size. I cut a panel of card to fit the front of the book and gessoed it. Next I used a palette knife to add uneven patches of crackle paste.  Once that had dried I dripped and splashed some watered down black spray and splashed some red spray over the piece of card.

I hand cut a heart shape  from corrugated card, painted it red and randomly stamped and heat embossed in black. The frame was a plain wooden one to which I added texture paste. Once dry I painted it white and added some silver gilding wax.

I arranged the silver cogs (from my stash) and Steampunk embellishments (from Craft Box) and secured them with 3D gel. 

I sprayed the chipboard 'passion' in red and dabbed on some spots of silver gilding wax. I added a cog once it was stuck down. When everything was in place and dry I fixed the piece of card to the front of the notebook and blacked around the edges. 

The notebook has a plastic cover that protects it in my bag when I take it out with me. I finished decorating the notebook by tying some thin ribbons and cord threaded with beads to the top spiral.
I shall show some of the mixed media pages at a later date. I hope you have a lovely weekend whatever you're doing.


  1. Stunning Andree fabulous detail.
    Have a lovely weekend.hugs Julie xxx

  2. Hi Andree this is a stunning notebook you will be the envy of all the people at the workshop. Have a wonderful time. Take care. Hugs Jackie

  3. Fantastic Book Andree! Hope you have a great time and look forward to seeing a blog post on your new creations! Shabneez x

  4. Andree, absolutely gorgeous. Love the colors you choose. Have a fun weekend with your classes, Pam xx

  5. Super notebook cover, love all the texture and a Dfabulous design. Have a great weekend. Hugs Jennifer xx

  6. WOW this is stunning Andree, I am sure you will have a fabulous time at the workshop with Finnibair.
    Linda xxx

  7. What an awesome mixed media project. Love the details

  8. Stunning notebook Andrea. Such fabulous design and detail.

  9. Stunning - I love the mix of 'industrial' and Romantic. with the metal cogs and the gorgeous red heart and the ornate frame. Just gorgeous


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