Art Journal Cover – Breathe

Hello TCW crafters

Trying out a brand new blank journal cover from Eileen Hull Designs today… so many ideas!!

The design team was lucky enough to be given a chance to have a play with Eileen’s Sizzix Journal Die cuts. I enjoyed making this cover so much, I am just thankful she sent us each a couple so I can have another go!

Hope you enjoy what I created!

The Crafter’s Workshop provided me with some product to create this project. The opinions I share are solely my own

The Crafter’s Workshop used within this page:

TCW949 – Dragonfly Collage
TCW948 – Framed Flowers
TCW946 – Petal Mandala
TCW945 – Starflower Net
TCW9065 – Fuschia Stencil butter
TCW9064 – Turquoise Stencil butter
TCW9080 – Champagne Gold Stencil butter

If you enjoy seeing a page come together quickly, you can just go ahead and watch the process video below. Captions within the video will tell you what products I have used along the way.

…here is how the page came together step-by-step…

1 – Start with a blank journal cover. Collage some papers over the surface

2 – Have you checked out the new TCW stencils designed by Rebekah Meier? Starting with TCW945-Starflower net, I stenciled light pink around the cover. Next, I used two different stencils in both 6×6 & 12×12, TCW946-Petal Mandala and TCW948 Framed flowers. I stenciled with acrylic, used Dina Wakley gloss sprays and also spray paint to give a variety of grungy effects over the cover

3 – I used a variety of colour but in tones of magenta, lemon and light pink. I added some splatters of gloss spray in sky blue to add a bit of contrast.

4 – Setting aside the journal to dry, I stencil through TCW949-Dragonfly collage with a mix of stencil butters. TCW9064 – Fuchsia, TCW9065-Turquoise & TCW9080- Champagne. I dried the stencil butter thoroughly and fussy cut the dragonfly out.

5 – TCW946-Petal Mandala was used as a final backdrop to the dragonfly embellishment. I stenciled through with lemon yellow and white so the dragonfly was more easily seen on the background.

6 – I added some pencil, and some watercolour to add some depth.

7 – Finally I added the words “Breathe in” & “Breathe Out” from ‘Stencil Alphas’ stamp set from Dina Wakley

8 – I edged the entire journal cover with violet archival ink and added a pink Dylusions elastic ready to hold a signature of paper. Once I get my hands on some more elastics, I will be adding some more pages.

I do hope you have enjoyed this walk through of my page. Hopefully it gives you a little inspiration to crack open some metallic pastes or grab an Eilleen Hull Designs journal cover die for your next project.


Dani x

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