Wednesday, 21 October 2015

WOYWW #333: Altered journal cover II

I wasn't sure whether I was able to link up to this week's WOYWW, but I thought I can't possibly miss #333, so here I am! I managed to take a photo of my desk last night while working on a LifeBook page yet again. What can I say? Collaging and paper piecing always creates a big mess, as you can see:


Since I can't show you the finished page yet, I'm going to share with you another project I completed earlier, which is (yet another!) altered journal cover. This project came along out of curiosity when I bumped into a bottle of  DecoArt "antiquing cream" in Hobby Craft and had no idea how to use it. Intrigued, I bought it, thinking I'd do some research to find out more about it. This is what I found on YT, which also led me to discover Andy Skinner, Britain's answer to Tim Holtz!



Here's my project using a similar technique on an embossed journal. I first gessoed the cover, then applied black antiquing cream, followed by red iron oxide fluid acrylic by Golden. I also used some bronze gilding wax as a finishing touch, which works great on embossed surfaces. My journal cover is now completely transformed and almost unrecognizable!












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