Friday, February 24, 2017

An Altered Diary Cover....Mix-Media Techniques

Hello I am sharing an altered diary cover using mixed media technique. I made this as a gift for a friend. 

Initially, this is how the diary drab and ordinary.......

I started with a coat of White Mont Marte Gesso, created texture with net tape, medical gauze and Mandala Stencil from the store with Mont Marte Modeling paste. 

Allowed the texture to dry and then sprayed with color splash mists....

I like to work with sprays and Metallic paints together, the sprays settle in the crevices of the texture and create great depth and the texture is highlighted with the metallic paints in pearl and Teal......

I added some more color splash  Grape Crush at this stage. Added the Crochet trim, lace and bling in Purple from the store on the spine with silicon glue,,,,,,,,,,,,,

The metal corners, golden pollen and micro beads are from the store as well.........

The flowers are from the Margarita Ocean Mist pack. You can add the colour splash inks to make your flowers or embellishments more vibrant or to alter them. Do not spray directly on flowers as these are very saturated colors. Lightly mist the flowers and spray a little color on the newly launched Non-Stick craft Sheet add little water and using a brush add colors to your flowers to match your project. Dry the flowers with a heat gun.

(This Non-Stick Craft Sheet is versatile. The multi-purpose reusable sheet can be used as a protective sheet for any work table. It is non-porous and heat resistant, easy to clean and convenient to maintain. It’s perfect for projects involving melting, embossing, inks, clay, glue and more. Inks and paints can be wiped off the surface quickly, glue and wax can be peeled off easily. It’s ideal for use while stamping, embossing, painting, distressing, iron-on transfers, working with polymer clay, candle making, soap making and more. It measures 15”x19”.) 


I hope you liked today's project, you can use the same techniques to create a home decor canvas, alter gift bags and boxes or personalize and alter boring/ordinary stuff into something unique  !!

Thank you so much for your visit today, I appreciate and look forward to your comments and feedback. If you like my work please do visit my blog  and FB page.

Supplies used from the store:


                                  COLOR SPLASH GRAPE CRUSH 

                                  COLOR SPLASH GOLD RUSH 

                                    COLOR SPLASH CHARCOAL


                                 COLOR SPLASH OCEAN MIST

                                 POLLENS 6 BUNCHES GOLD 

                                       NON-STICK CRAFT PAPER

Granules layer pack