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“Essence of Life” A polymer Clay covered Journal with Labradorite Healing Stone

By Julie | March 26, 2018

Lately, I’ve been drawn by the beauty of healing stones and I decided to create more design using different kind of stones. Aside from the healing properties it posses, It also creates a beautiful accent on every cover I make. This particular journal cover is very inspiring. It connects us to the nature around us. I used labradorite stone as the highlight of this cover. The design of the cover is nature inspired with roses, vines, leaves and gold accent. Labradorite stone is known to align all chakras, used for protection, amplifies the effect of healing, prayers and affirmation, aids in doing inner work to root out old negative patterns. I also created a sodalite bookmark to go with this journal. Sodalite gives guidance, intuition and focus. It understand emotional issues, support healthy blood pressure and hydration. Sodalite also brings order and calmness to mind and purify your aura and protect negative energy. The beautiful poem at the back of this cover is written by the owner of this journal. This journal is truly personalized and customized just for Tina. Visit my shop to see more of my healing stones journal. Luna Blue Gifts Etsy Shop Luna Blue Gift Shop

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Metallic Inspired Personalized Journals and Sketchbooks, Polymer Clay Covered Journals & Sketchbooks

By Julie | February 4, 2018

From Bottles to keychain and journal covers. I love the metallic look. This is the reason why I fell in love with polymer clay. I get to create something unique metallic inspired pieces without having to work with real metal. Here are a few of my new metallic inspired cover designs. This steampunk artist book is a custom order. Old gold, brown gold, copper, patina and few bright metallic colours made this cover complete. This is my latest travel journal design. It is a simple design but the metallic finished made this book one of a kind. One of my popular design. Metallic Dreamcatcher. It is very unique. This is a customers request. She wanted a dreamcatcher design and I came up with this cover. The design was inspired from the dreamcatcher cover and replaced the dreamcatcher with golden tree. This is my “tree of life” cover. My love inspired journal. The heart on this cover is painted with pebeo fantasy paint. The pebeo fantasy paint creates quite nice effects. The mixture of metallic paints creates organic like formation. I can never get enough with metallic looks ๐Ÿ™‚ These journals are all available in my etsy shop. Click on the link below to visit my etsy shop. Luna Blue Gifts

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Crystals, Gemstones, Healing Stones Personalized Journals, Polymer Clay Covered Journals

By Julie | February 4, 2018

I am fascinated how these beautiful stones, crystals and gemstones look. They’re beautiful and thought of them having it on a journal cover excites me. I have seen several artists using them in pendants and they look beautiful and mystical. Here are my journal covers that I incorporate stones and beads. I am planning of making a collection of them. I am slowly working on adding more designs. This is a custom order using raw amethyst and tumbled rose quartz. I named this journal ” Old Spell”. I added a lot of details and finished it with antique gold. This cover looks magical. I used another rose quartz covered with vines. It took me about 4 hours to create this journal cover. I didn’t have a plan at all. One of my random designs but I am pretty happy how it turned out. This journal is ancient inspired. I wanted to achieve an antique bronze finish and create the carved red jade medallion as the highlight of this cover. This is just a simple design but very ancient indeed. The idea of this journal is something mysterious and magical. I have seen a lot of fairy doors made by several artists and it inspired me. I created my own metallic version that looks mysterious than whimsical. I found a piece of citrine in my stash and the shape was something different. I had to think about a cover that will work with the shape of the stone and I came up with this design. I call this cover “Mystical Flower”… The metallic blue added a nice accent to this cover. I added this cover design to my shop and customer has the options of what stones they would like on their cover. It can also be personalized. In the next few months. I will be adding more of these stones & gems journal cover. A few of this journals are available for purchase in my etsy shop. Take time to visit my shop and see more of my work. Luna Blue Gifts

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Purple Mix, Personalized Mixed Media Journal, Spiral Bound Journal

By Julie | November 13, 2017

It’s been really enjoyable creating these mixed media journals lately. It’s fun playing with colors and texture. This is my newest mixed media journal. I used purple and sangria alcohol ink. It is my very first time using alcohol ink on a cover but overall I am pretty happy how it turned out. I added lace as part of the texture. They are covered with several layers of black and white gesso, added the ink and layered with viva inca gold. Embellishments are all made of polymer clay with rhinestones. The frame design is a cut out card stock using cricut machine, painted with distress paint. This is a spiral bound journal with 200 college ruled pages (8.5 x 5.5 inches). This is another unique piece perfect for holiday gifting. This journal is listed in my etsy shop: Personalized Mixed Media Journal

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Mixed Media Personalized Journal with Polymer Clay

By Julie | October 31, 2017

I have been wanting to create several mixed media journals and I am so happy I had a chance to make them. I was just playing with color combinations and textures and I came up with these designs. I believe they turned out pretty good. I love the light colour combination of this journal. The pink flowers are made of polymer clay with rhinestone and I know it will looks perfect on it. I used gesso, lindy stamp gang spray and viva inca gold for the colours with polymer clay details. This journal is steampunk inspired. Texture used is cheesecloth with several layer of gesso. I used lindy stamp gang spray and viva inca gold paste. A few of the embellishments are polymer clay. I love how this journal turned out. I used a script style stencil with light modelling paste. I also used parchment paper in the middle for more texture. The colors of this journal is vibrant and cool. I used lindy stamp gang spray to achieve the colors. Butterflies and flowers just complete the look of this journal. These journals are spiral bound with 200 lined pages. They’re very unique journals and it makes a beautiful personalized gift. Journals are available for purchase in my shop Luna Blue Creations.

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Personalized Journal, Customized Journal, Steampunk Travel Journal, Vintage Inspired Journal

By Julie | September 23, 2017

My recent custom journals this week. The first journal is a world map steampunk inspired journal. The journal size is 9.5 x 7.5 inches. The idea was to create a travel journal with world map on it and incorporate a metallic look on the design and combining colours like teal, magenta & purple. While working on it, I wasn’t sure how the colours blends but I was pretty surprise that it looked really nice. I enjoyed creating this journal. I am so happy on how it turned out. This journal is wedding gift. I thought of doing a vintage style look with photos on the front with their wedding flowers and colours. The book size is 11.5 x 8.5 inches. I used turquoise and silver clay. Hand stamped with floral design and added micro pearl and gold powder on it. The flowers are hand sculpted individually finished with chalk pastel.It’s such a pretty journal with blank pages. A lot of pages to write special memories and stick photos on it.

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Mixed Media Sketchbook, Daisy Mixed Media Sketchbook, Personalized Sketchbook

By Julie | August 8, 2017

I ordered a sketchbook online and it came with a little rip on the side so, I decided to do a mixed media project on it to cover the rip instead of returning it. I was thinking of combining light tone colours and I glad I came up with this combination. I truly love how the shades of pink, purple & blue turned out. I used cheesecloth as part of texture and it also covered the small rip along the spine. I used matte gel medium to glue the cheesecloth on the cover. I also added a cut out chip board oval frame in the middle. I also added layers of white gesso, tim holtz distress paint, lindy stamp gang spray and viva inca gold paste. I also added a bark texture using a stencil and rangers texture paste. I embellished it with polymer clay flowers, leaves and name plate. I’m pretty proud of this book. It’s a perfect gift for someone special.

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Steampunk Butterfly & Dragonfly Personalized Sketchbook

By Julie | July 15, 2017

This cover is a steampunk inspired butterflies and dragonfly journal gift set with personalized keychain and bookmark. Sketchbook size is (11.5 x 8.5 inches). I used copper and old gold viva inca gold, patina perfect pearls and old gold pearl ex for finishing. I added lots of texture and embellishments. This cover is all made with black polymer clay. I battened the nameplate to complete the steampunk look and added the back cover. The frayed edges just made it more appealing. I’m pretty happy how it turned out. I love the aged rich metallic look on it.

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Pretty in Blue, Personalized Mixed Media Sketchbook, Custom Sketchbook

By Julie | June 17, 2017

This week has been a very busy and productive week. I was so inspired to create new mixed media designs. This one is a spiral bound sketchbook (11.5 x 8.5 inches). It has a lot of textures and paint layers. I wanted to create shades of blue and green and I’m pretty happy I nailed it. Paint layers are gesso, metallic blue and metallic green acrylic paint, Lindy stamp gang spray, viva inca gold and Tim Holtz distress stamp. Texture used are crumpled parchment paper and cricut cut outs painted with Tim Holtz distress paint “olive”. Flowers and leaves are made of polymer clay. Other embellishments are glass cabochons and accent pearls. I also custom covered the inside of the sketchbook and added ribbons to secure and tie sketchbook cover and it also creates a nice accent.

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Roses Personalized Mixed Media Journal, Custom Journal

By Julie | June 17, 2017

I’m so happy for the opportunity to create a new mixed media journal design. This journal is like a garden. It signifies life with roses, bee & hive. I had a little bit of set back while creating the background colours. It was a challenge to get it right and at the same time, making it sure that it will go with my clay embellishments. After, 3 hours of work, the result was satisfying and surprisingly beautiful. I say I am pretty happy with it. I love a good challenge ๐Ÿ™‚ The hive texture was cut from a cricut machine using 100 lb smooth card stock paper. I painted it with tim holt distress paint “copper”. I used black thick gesso, silver acrylic paint, lindy stamp gang sprays and viva inca gold paste for the background cover. I highlighted the roses, leaves and other embellishments with washed out black acrylic clay. This journal is sealed using PYM II spray to retain colours. It is perfect for everyday use.

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