Monday, March 28, 2016

Altered Mixed Media Journal with Graphic 45's Once Upon A Springtime

I hope everyone had a wonderful Easter! Mine was filled with food and family. My children enjoyed an Easter Egg Hunt courtesy of Grandma Easter Bunny. My daughter found the golden egg, which was fitting since hunting eggs is her favorite game all year round, lol!


The Once Upon a Springtime Collection was the first Graphic 45 collection that I discovered and remains my all-time favorite! I love it so much that I hoarded it forever, but I have finally let myself have fun and this journal is the result. As one of my first real forays into a full-on mixed media project, I altered this premade journal with gesso, gelatos, stencils, paste and, of course, fussy cuts from Once Upon a Springtime. I absolutely love how it turned out and I hope you all do, too! If you are a beginner with mixed media like me, follow along with me and my process tutorial on how I made this project.  











Supplies:
Faber Castell Gelatos: Guava, Aqua Dolce. Kiwi
Faber Castell Whipped Spackle
Smooch Spritz- Splash
Gina’s Designs Flourish Frame Sienna Mini
Kaisercraft Flutter Stamp (similar here)
Gesso
Journal
fabric
Collage Pauge/ Mod Podge
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5 comments:

  1. Amazing work, Danielle... Love those papers. :)

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    1. Thanks, Sanja! It was so fun to try something new :)

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  2. This is absolutely gorgeous.
    Was just wondering, do you make your projects to sell or just to showcase?
    And will your daughter be getting this beautiful work of art?

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    1. Hi Amandah! I missed you! I make my projects to showcase, sometimes it is with a recipient in mind. I sell them if someone contacts me about it. This journal is being displayed on my craft desk at the moment :)

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  3. This is absolutely gorgeous.
    Was just wondering, do you make your projects to sell or just to showcase?
    And will your daughter be getting this beautiful work of art?

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