Wednesday, 18 September 2013

Inspire Journal Cover and Christmas Tags - Scrapmatts DT work

Scrapbooking Creations is an Australian scrapbooking magazine I subscribe to. This month they have started a new feature where all their Design Diva's showcase new techniques in an art journal. The whole project looked like so much fun I decided it was finally time to start my own art journal. I have copied Angella Peardon's technique for my cover using texture paste, mists and salt to create that very funky background.

I had the watch hands left over from the large fob watch piece so I painted them with Perfect Pearls and used them as a feature piece. I have also painted some leaf sprays and the Inspire word the same way. 

 And here is just a side view to show off the funky washi tape I put down the spine. This is also my mid-month example for UnstampaBelles challenge this month, which was to use us your scraps/stash. The journal book has been sitting in my draw for years without being used and was originally silver before I gesso'd it. The texture paste and mists are also something I have had for years.

Our second brief for this month was to create a couple of Christmas themed tags. I had never created a tag prior to joining the Scrapmatts team so I still struggle a bit with them however I like the challenge.  My first tag has a very traditional theme to it, using papers from the Kaisercraft Just Believe range.

 I went in a bit of a different direction with my second tag. This one has some gesso applied over the chipboard before adding some mists and water. The textured/speckled effect was hard to capture in a photo.


  1. Really like the effect of the gesso. Something I have never tried, I will have to put this on my to do list. All are beautiful creations Lauren. Can't wait to see what you fill your journal with.

  2. Lauren, I love both of these projects. Your tags are so pretty, and the gesso effect is wonderful. The journal is just fabulous. I love the way the gesso and spray has changed the whole nature of the cover. Who could fail to be inspiring while they had this in their possession!

  3. Great projects but I really LOVE your journal cover! LOVE the effect of salt! Awesome work!


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