May 13, 2009
I just loved this Heidi Swapp Journal from the May Add-ons. The interior has pages ready to go but you can decide how to arrange them. I wasn’t sure what I wanted to use it for and then lexi (my DD) said “you know you want to give it to me.” She is visiting some friends this summer, so I decided to that…make her a summer journal. I want to show you how I started the layering process on this journal. I had lots of fun with Gesso & Molding paste.
First I taped off the side using regular masking tape. Then I applied athin layer of gesso.
Next I took a plastic palette knife and starting applying heavy molding paste. I wanted the front to have fun textures so I just kept layering & “swiping” the paste in random pattern.
I added a piece of the SEI lace paper and then lightly coated in the molding paste. I wanted it to still be visible but have some texture as well.
You know me & layers. I just kept adding little bits of layers until I got the texture I wanted. Here I am squishing the paste into a ribbon and then carefully lifted it off to get those little dots.
For the title, I took the negatives of the alphabet from the March kit and used it to create these letters. I used the same technique as above. I was originally just using the black piece in the P as a place holder but I like it so much in there I just left it. Let your piece dry completely, overnight if you can.
Add paint, paper, & other embellishments. I wish you could hold this little journal because it has such a cool texture. You can paint it heavily or light, the possibilities are endless. And now here are some peeks at the interior page dividers:
I also added some molding paste to one of the dividers. Just have fun & play around with it.
Lots of Love,
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