Wednesday, 24 August 2016

Love for Denim - My Journal

My dear ones,
I'm back on my blog - with one of my newest creations, ready to share with you not only the project itself, but also the idea behind one of my design products - Denim Journal by Prima.
You could see amazing. grungy journal cover by Linda, colorful, truly breathtaking project by Gayle, great idea how to "move in" into your denim journal by talented Athanasia and Denisa - and last but not least we had beautiful, grungy (and delicate in the same time) cover by Riikka and dreamy, sea-inspired project by Kasia. Do you think you are ready for more?
Here is my take. I hope you will love it as much as I do!

The whole idea behind this "Denim Journal" is... it is not a journal really. When I was working on this product what I had in mind was something like "travel folder" or handy "all in one", wrapped in sturdy cover which will be perfect for taking with you anywhere where you'd like to collect and create. In the train or bus. On the plane. On your vacation. In the hotel room. At work. In the Cafe. Waiting for your friends to pick you up... just name it.

As you can see - Denim Journal is designed to grow.
It has space for all the papers, scraps, photos you'd like to put inside. You can easily fill it with all your favorite findings from your travels - or stickers, pictures and photos taken from home as the inspiration for tour "travel projects".

Pages are easy to add and take out, if you prefer. There are pockets, sleeves, watercolor paper inside...and even some fabric pages which are great storage solutions for pins, badges, thread, buttons... or maybe you are in love in embroidery and you'd like to work on your little masterpiece when travelling or waiting for your appointments? No problem!

There is plenty of space for any kind of creativity - just let yourself gather your favorite supplies, some basic tools and take it with you, wherever you go. This is THAT simple.

Looking at the cover - imagination is the limit!Denim blue is a lovely color to start with - easy to combine with almost any color palette. I decided to start my creative process by white-washing the outside of the folder wit a bit of Art Basics White Heavy Gesso - to give it more worn-out look. Adding all the elements on was easy - Art Basics Heavy Body Gel is an ultimate dimensional gluing solution - right?

I added some stenciling with Art Basics Modeling Paste too - and played a lot with shades of brown, blue and rusty. With my Art Extravagance Rust Effect Pastes - it was really easy and fun to do!

Finally - I put a protective coat of Art Basics Soft Matte Gel on the embellishments - to make sure the paints will stay on during my travels. It's matte finish makes it really invisible, but it gives your project a nice coat of varnish. Great solution!

Here is the list of the products I used to decorate my Denim Journal cover. I hope it helps! All of the products are linked from Mixed Media Place Store.

I wish you a great, creative week. Enjoy the last days of summer - as I do!
Sending hugs

Monday, 22 August 2016

Tiny Treasures

Hi guys!
I've always admired people who are able to work on really small surfaces. Our Kasia managed to include so much beauty on 3 really little circles! Oh... and wait till you see her in the video sprinkling my glitters around - you will know immediately she's a mixed media magician... ;) Feel inspired and have a creative week, everybody!
Hello, it's Kasia here with my new tiny projects.
I made these three circles especially to decorate my craftroom. I really like to surround myself with art - both my own and my friends' projects. It's a never ending source of inspiration, wouldn't you agree? :)
I embellished the wooden shapes with Art Alchemy acrylic paints and hot embossing. You will see the whole process in my video below.
I really like the large variety of glitter colors availabe in Finnabair's glitter sets. You will always find a color that matches your every mood and every project. :)
The sentiments come from the beautiful Fortune-teller collection by 7 Dots Studio.
Even though these projects are really small, I managed to include a lot of interesting details like bits of gauze, paper straws, string, brads, different Mechanicals embelishments, Art Stones - your imagination's the limit!
Here's my video. If you have any questions, don't hesitate to leave them in the comments. I'll be more than happy to get back to you.

Working on such small objects can be a lot of fun, I hope I managed to encourage you to try.
Happy creating!

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