Hello, Irit Shalom here with my mixed media canvas covered altered notebook.
This altered dollar store notebook was made as an art journal, and even though it’s not a good fit for Mixed Media, it sure can be used as an art sketchbook or anything that doesn’t need too many wet mediums over the pages.
The canvas is a perfect cover for the notebook as, after adding some gesso over it, it can be covered with texture paste and stencil, painted and misted and then the embellishment front was added with Architextures to the vintage rustic look.
Materials used to alter the notebook:
Canvas Corp – Natural canvas fabric (to cover the notebook)
Tattered Angels Glimmer Mist – Aquamarine, Sugar Maple, Coffee Shop
Tattered Angels High Impact Paint – Antique Gold, Aqua, Copper
Architextures collection 1 8×8 paper pad
Architextures Treasures – Distressed Wooden Doors
Architextures Junque Pack – Library
Tim Holtz stencil, Chipboards Dusty Attic
Texture paste Dreamweaver, Crackle paste white Prima
Clay face self mold
Cover your notebook with natural canvas and add a layer of white gesso and let it dry.
Add a thick layer of texture paste over the stencil to cover the notebook front.
Add crackle texture paste over the edges and the non-covered middle line and let it dry.
Mist part of the cover with Tattered Angels Aquamarine Glimmer Mist as shown.
Mist white spaces with Tattered Angels Sugar Maple Glimmer Mist.
Mist the bare title chipboards with the same Sugar Maple mist and let them dry.
Add a layer of Coffee Shop Glimmer Mist over the edges for the darker look.
Arrange the Architextures pieces including the door as shown.
Cut another piece of Junque antiquites and add over the door.
Cut the “art room” paper piece from Architextures paper pad and glue over the door.
Glue the lamp and the misted title. Paint bare clay face with a mix of High Impact paints and glue over the cover.
You are now the owner of a one in a million notebook and, to make it even better, you’ve made it yourself!!!
The canvas covered notebooks are easy to make and you can make several of them with the same stencil and different Architextures pieces.