Vintage Art Journal Cover with 'Compose Your Life' collection canvas corp brands tattered angels

Vintage Art Journal Cover with ‘Compose Your Life’ collection

Compose Your Life‘ is our newest collection for Canvas Corp which has been designed by our own, very talented Aga Baraniak. Over text couple of weeks, she will be sharing with us her projects made using the papers she has designed.
Today, she’s sharing her vintage art journal cover.

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Hello! Aga here.
Today, I have for you an easy tutorial on how to make a cover for your journal out of an old book’s cover. Enjoy!

I enjoy working and expressing myself in journals.
For this project, I used two papers from the Compose Your Life collection, which I thoroughly enjoyed working on with Christine.
With its crackles, “Be Original” is perfect as as a background; “Beautiful Life” is ready to be coloured in and cut by you so great to use to build up layers of embellishments.

At first sight you might think that the ‘Be Original’ paper will be tricky to work with… you couldn’t be more mistaken 🙂 the gorgeous crackles will add interest to any project! Add to it any colour of your choice and … it doesn’t get much better than that!
When it comes to “Beautiful Life” – it’s my favourite one! Why? Because you can go crazy with colours and media on it and it can take anything! You can cut out the elements and use as they are or add colour and completely change the way they look.
I hope that you’ll find this tutorial interesting!

So remember – be brave and don’t be afraid to experiment!
Big hugs to everyone!
– Aga –


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'Vintage Art Journal Cover with ‘Compose Your Life’ collection' have 4 comments

  1. February 8, 2018 @ 2:17 am Marie

    OMG! This is so fantastic! I just love this Collection! Thanks for creating such a Beauty Aga!


  2. February 8, 2018 @ 5:40 am Karina

    Awesome!!! Love the colors:) Can not wait to play with those papers;p


  3. February 12, 2018 @ 9:53 am Julia Cotrim

    Aga you did a wonderful creation on that journal! You inspired me with the nice video! Thanks for sharing!


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