Sunday 18 August 2013

Altered Journal cover

Hello Folks,

Happy Sunday!

Today is my turn to post a project and I have to say that I am pretty okay with what I made but have serious doubts whether it will suit everybody's tastes. Having said that, I am so glad that we are showcasing Lindy's products this month. They have been on my wish list for so long that I  had to squeal when I saw them available at our store.

I digress! Back to the topic. I decided to alter a journal cover. It was a plain black watercolour notebook and I thought that the outside had to be artistic, so here it is.

It is grungy and as usual very textured. I wanted to keep most of the surface white /cream and just have a rich pop of colour near the embellishment cluster. Not too successful due to some overspray but I am still happy with it. Since this was my artsy journal, I decided to use artsy supplies as embellishments. There are old battered brushes, a stapler pin, eyelets, a wooden ruler and even a crayon.

The background was made using a cross stitch mat ,stamped tissue paper and some bandages for textures.

I have used the following supplies for this project.

Little Lindy's - Red (Autumn Maple Crimson Starburst and Poinsettia Red Gold Stain)

Little Lindy's Brown - Gossamer Gold Moon shadow mist

Crafter's Corner Tiny Circles Stencil


Modelling Paste

Studio Multi medium - Matte

That's it for now. We have been enjoying seeing your submissions for our Anything goes challenge.If you have not participated yet, then hurry! Fabulous prizes this time too.You have a chance to win a set of the Lindy's Stamp Gang mists and a Rs 500 gift voucher to a Random Winner as well!

Hope you are enjoying the long weekend. See you soon!




  1. Very much artsy!! Love the whole look of it and that pop of bright red colour. Using brushes and crayon was a clever idea! :)

  2. awesome ...liked the composition very much

  3. beautiful ,love all the elements you brought together.

  4. Oh this is gorgeous Pallavi !! Love the way you have played with so many unusual texture's and embellies using old paint brushes ,scale and the crayon is indeed very clever :) ..You have pulled out the whole grunge look so beautifully ...I definitely need a lot of tips in creating mixed media from you :)

  5. Awesome Pallavi..What an idea to use old brush,scale,crayon on a cover! You have combined various textures so wonderfully ,Loved it to bits !

  6. I cant tell I how much I loved it,...specialy the way u have used the old brushes n doubt its one of the best mixed media project till now.....

  7. what a gorgeous alteration!! love your work.. thanks for the idea of using the paint brushes and the ruler!! Im soo in love with it...^-^ ..would love to give it a try..:)


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