Thursday, June 18, 2020


Hello everyone..

Today I'm sharing a step by step mixed media cover for a note book..and I started with cardboard..a cut up cardboard box..

This is another piece of card board as I forgot to photograph the first I'm sharing between 2 projects..

Painted with white Gesso...twice.

Then added torn up papers and random lacy die cuts..

Some leaves, oval die cut and more oddments...lace and a pearl trim.


Flowers, an earring, bobbles, and a frame just slap it all on randomly..

Then painted the whole thing again with Gesso....and didn't like it.

So I slathered modelling paste all over just with a spatula

when dry[ didn't take long]..the fun stuff started, my Kaiser mists.. gorgeous colours.

Sprayed all over the outside and inside..

A close up..even the pearl trim takes sprays and gets covered..

I added a resin oval frame in the middle which did make a difference and sort of finished it off after it got a coating of Nuvo mousse ...

So did everything else, I love that stuff and cannot wait until my new colours come..

A close up of the frame from The Resin Embellishment shop..

And there she is in all her glory with a note pad stuck inside already to take notes and write in, but I's too pretty.

So there we go, thank you so much for stopping by, I'm off to make more cogs..




Janette said...

Hi Chrissy, this is absolutely fabulous, I love what you have done it will make a great cover. You know I am just waiting on a note book I ordered for a cover I made last week, nothing as fancy as this, but I found a piece of paint pouring I had done in 2019 and had to find a use,usually I would just make the insert but really cannot be bothered...xx

Kim said...

amazing note book cover - the finished cover, with the colours, looks fab !
Kim x

Chris said...

OMG Chrissy- how gorgeous! The finished notebook is stunning- and it's fascinating to see how you achieved it with your step by step photos.
Enjoy your cog making!!

*Vicki* said...

Such a clever and stunning cover for your journal here Chrissy!! Love your work with those sprays! They look so shimmery and gorgeous!! Looks like a fun play to have!! Thanks for sharing!!

jimlynn said...

Amazing and absolutely stunning!!!!! WOW!!

aussie aNNie said...

You sure are rocking along with these AWESOMELY GORGEOUS WORK OF ART....LOVE LOVE LOVE IT.XX
Love your little tut.xx

KarinsArtScrap said...

gorgeous and I love the colours Chrissy
Gr Karin

crafty-stamper said...

WOW absolutely stunning result Chrissy love all the texture and colours -brilliant
Carol x

MiamiKel said...

Absolutely enchanting, Chrissy! Love the rainbow colors!

Sarah said...

WOWEEEEEE!! This is just amazing and I love how you make it look so easy Chrissy. So beautiful pearly rainbowy gorgeousness!! xx

pinky said...

Oh my word Chrissy, I'm in awe of your projects!! You need to do a video for us!!!

Pia S said...

I love that you share pics throughout the process. It’s really educational as well as inspiring to see how the finished piece came to. Gorgeous!

Meihsia Liu said...

Wow... this is such a gorgeous book cover, Chrissy. The colors and all the details are stunning. Love your fabulous design! :D

Pop's Cards said...

This is simply stunning I love the gorgeous colours you have created, hugs Pops x

Words and Pictures said...

Fabulous mixed media textures and the shimmering colours are so lovely.
Alison x