Monday, 12 January 2009

Journal Cover

At the end of last year I subscribed to Sarah Whitmire's online Joggles class to do a journal cover. I downloaded the pdfs and decided to have a go today.
The first step was to tear pictures and papers and glue them onto the cover with a central focus. I chose the gorgeous pomegranate napkin (another gift from Jacky!), some scrapbooking paper, plus some script tissue paper which my daughter gave me (I think it was wrapped around her All Saints purchases). Next, I scraped gesso through a plastic flourish stencil from http://craftynotions.com/ and some sequin waste. This had to dry overnight.

I then applied lots of layers of paints and messed around wiping it on and off and adding LuminArte powders until I was reasonably happy with the effect.

Lastly I added some words and a metal corner decoration.


Now I'm ready to start journalling again.

22 comments:

Christy said...

Yum! Your cover turned out beautifully!

Chriss Rollins said...

oh my word you have inspired me to have a go.

thank you.

Glad you liked the little gift

Chriss x

LaY hOoN said...

So impressive !!

Dot said...

Stunning Linda! I smiled when I saw you had used one of Jacky's pomegranate serviettes - they are so beautiful aren't they? Love all the colors and textures you have used...

Will be in contact soon about our fabric book round robin. Am thinking of starting it in May as Jacky and I are going to a art retreat in March and will be pretty busy before then. It is going to be a lot of fun.

You are always in my thoughts and I sending you (and yourmum) lots of love.

Dot xx

Judy S. said...

Gosh, Linda, you sure know how to make a journal look inviting! Such beautiful work you do....

The Joy of Nesting said...

Hi Linda,

You have done a most delightful piece. Makes you smile when you see it, so upbeat and positive!

Pattie ;)
Mazatlan Mexico

Sandy..... said...

I love how the gesso through a stencil turned out...what a great idea!

Chris said...

In a word.... FANTASTIC... I love love love it and thanks for showing us a little of your step by step in your cover coming together... I always find them fascinating Linda :D
hugs
Chris xx

magpie said...

Linda I love your technique and design on this project...
It is beautiful

Sharon xx

Jaqi said...

Wow Linda, This cover is stunning, and you have used colours that you dont normally use. I love it , you have done a lovely job on it. Its strange I just picked up my Soul Journal yesterday and thought about doin somemore pages as its a while since i picked it up.
This has inspired me to do more.
There are some lovely napkins out there and you always use them so well. Thanks for sharing, Jaqi x

purplecat said...

I love this- you just want to feel it!

LazyKay said...

Wow, that's rich and complet - kinda epitomises life really with all the rough and smooth patches, the colourful and pale and is ideal for your journal cover.

Thanks for the links (more of today slips away as I investigate).

TFS

xxxx

LazyKay said...

Oops, not complet but complex!

xxxxx

sesga loves 1950s said...

Sooooooooooooo Stunning Linda ,I love it .all the texture and colours Its soooooooo Beautiful .
Hope you are okay ,love and hugs from sesga xx

Jacky said...

Linda your pomegranates look fantastic (shame on me, I havent even used mine in my journal yet...I promise this weekend). Beautiful, beautiful page and I love the gesso effect with luminartes.

Hope you are having a happy week!

J and Z said...

thank you for sharing your photos! this is just beautiful!!!

Stempelchaotin said...

OMG this is truly amazing.
Extraordinary cover. I love all the details.

Rosie said...

Absolutely Fabulous! Love the colours, so much to see ....

~*~Patty Szymkowicz said...

ooooo the richness and depth of your journal cover = oooh la laa gorgeous! Pomegranates are so beautiful AND tasty too!

Viola said...

Another beauty! So stunning!

Sarah Whitmire said...

Hi Linda,

Your journal turned out beautiful! I am so glad that you enjoyed the class. :)

*HUGS*

Sarah

Heather Robinson said...

Oh my dear friend, I've missed so much not visiting your blog in such a long time. I'm kicking myself as I write. You have dabbled in so many new techniques and have been involved in such interesting projects. Your Sarah Whitmire journal is fantastic! I'm so inspired by it....must hunt down some more journals. Hugs to you, Heather