Wednesday, 29 July 2015

A Notebook Cover with Mixed Media

Hello Everyone <3 

 Today it is a new Wednesday and I want to show YOU a new project I created as a Guest Designer for Noor! Design <3

This time I've really gone beyond my comfort zone. And moved myself into one area I NEVER tried before; until now. I made my first Mixed Media project, on a notebook.

The cover on the notebook was entirely black until I started with it.

 To get the vintage look I have used Gesso, Gold and Distress Ink. To create a vintage expression. 

 Noor! Design has some GREAT stencils with Silhouettes of girls on.

These images are a great idea if you are making cards to young girls. You can dress them up, used them in mixed media projects or do what I did. My whole project started with this tough girl.

 After drawing the girl on white paper, I cut her out.
Since I was going to have her on a notebook. I started to place small random stickers with letters over the girl.
When the last sticker was placed, I cut off what was sticking on the outside of the girls silhouette.

 Then I've used a thin layer of Gesso over the letters. Then I added several rounds of Distress Ink in diffrent brown tones. To get the right color.

In the end I cut her up in five pieces.

The tags are originally made from brown cardstock. But by using Gesso, Distress ink and some gold color on it. The result eventually became vintage tags. The joy of creating from scratch is just so wonderful! 

I glued the girl on the tags, and then I decided to only used three of the tags on the notebook.

  All the flowers that are used on the project. Are all painted with Gesso, before I changed the color on them. Then they fit better in style of the others colors and tones that are on the book. 

On the notebook I have also used various kinds of metal decoration.
 These were in a bronze color and I colored them gold. I've done that by using Wink of Stella Metallic gold and Wink of Stella Brush gold.

Under the charms and the flowers I have used Softboard Art Dots. These can be easily colored in the color you want.

Now you have seen my first Mixed Media Project. 
I hope you like it <3  

 I wish you all a GREAT creative Wednesday, everyone <3 

xo xo 
Silje Kristin 
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