Sunday, August 14, 2011

painted journal cover

for my friend mary's wedding day, i gave her a blank journal with a painted cover...she and her new hubs will be living in spain, where she will be enjoying some spurts of creativity as she explores her new community. so i think she'll enjoy having a special book to write, draw and scrap in.

i started with an 8" blank board book (click the pic to zoom in) and built up layers of stamp ink, spray ink, ultra-light lutradur, and acrylic paint. i bound in some watercolor paper interleaves with ribbon. With the extra pages (and a non-expanding spine), it can stand up on a table like a display of her creative explorations.


10 comments:

  1. AWESOME journal Cover Lisa! LOVE all the layers & colours.
    She is going to LOVE it!

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  2. Did you use bubble wrap on this? I love it!

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  3. Thanks Dale and Andrea - the dots were sponge painted using a strip of sequin waste (aka punchinella) as a stencil.

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  4. Sweet! She's going to love it. What an artistic and thoughtful gift!

    (p.s. The sequin waste works great with the Gelli Arts printing plate too!)

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  5. The cover is beautiful and the key adds the perfect touch!

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  6. This is a great cover! I am sure your friend love this!! What a nice gift!

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  7. What a beautiful and thoughtful gift... Handmade ones are always the best!

    xo
    Kristin

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  8. A beautiful and thoughtful gift! I bet she'll love it!

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  9. Awesome piece...love the colors!

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  10. Lovely Journal cover! Lovely handmade gift.

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