Hello and Happy Mother's Day to all you UK Mums today!
Today I am sharing another journal that I made with Eileen Hull's fabulous new Journal die, by Sizzix, which is due out very soon now! You can Pre-order it now in the UK from Country View Crafts HERE.
1) Cover the piece with Gesso or Paint (I used a mix of black, green and blue paint)
2) Apply a coat of DecoArt Weathered Wood Crackle Medium
3) Apply a coat of DecoArt Crackle Paint
4) Apply a coat of DecoArt Ultra Matte Varnish
I applied a wash of DecoArt Paint in very watered down Prussian Blue
At this point I was not happy with the black showing through and I gave the whole thing a coat of thinned down white Gesso. It did cover up some of the crackles but I wasn't too unhappy about that, it still had a nice 'rough' surface.
Next, I applied a wash of my favourite colour of DecoArt paint - Cobalt Teal Hue randomly over the base and Quinacridone Gold (again watered down) for the stencilled fossil area.
I hope you like my sea themed, Andy Skinner inspired Journal!
If you would like to see another of my Journals, there is another one being shown by Susan from Country View Crafts HERE. It is one that I have not shown before and it is quite different to the one I am showing here today.
I am so thrilled that Susan at Country View Crafts has Eileen Hull's fabulous new HeARTfelt Journal die on Pre Order too, at a fantastic price!
And last, but not least, Eileen Hull has created a Journal too, this is being featured over on the A Vintage Journey blog. If you do have time, I hope you will have a look, it is a real beauty!
Thanks for you visit, hope to see you soon.
Hugs, Anne xx