Jumping on the journal and planner craze, Ilana shows us inside the blank journal she made for her husband before they departed on a special trip. Here is a peek before he began to sketch, add memories and jot things down. While the blank inside is inviting, the outside is stunning. We are having fun this month with our challenge which is all about journaling, making agendas, getting organized and making a place to keep those personal thoughts.
I made this notebook to give as a present to my husband, so he could bring it on a trip we took on July to write and draw about our experiences. I tried to make a masculine notebook.
Tools Used: Scissors; Palette knife
Step 1 – Apply a thick layer of gesso on the front of the notebook
Step 2 – Glue a scrap of the green fringe, and apply a small amount of gesso just to add a different layer / texture
Step 3 – Then, use your Glimmer Mists to add color to the project. I used the spray and also let some drops to fall
You can mist, pull out the mister and add droplets or add with a brush.
Step 4 – Glue another scrap of fringe with a different size and color and add more gesso. Use your heat gun to dry everything.
Step 5 – It is time to glue the feathers
Step 6 – Use your oil pastels to create more texture and color. I used mine to make a frame around the notebook cover. You have to smudge after scratching.
Using different mediums to add color give your projects a unique and one of a kind style. Try out different combinations and colors to see what you like best.
Add finishing touches of color here and there.
Making a masculine journal or book cover is easy, just choose deeper tone colors – blue, red and green are great choices. Add textures like burlap and texture medium and simple feathers. The look is stunning for anyone.
To see more of Ilana’s work visit her blog. To learn more about this month’s ccb challenge click here.
Make your own planner, journal or agenda and submit to win.