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 🙂
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.