Wonky Journal Book Cover

June 2, 2020
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I love Drama-free Fridays because I get to chat with viewers during the LIVE shows. It’s so much fun to share ideas and inspiration in real time. If you’ve never joined us LIVE, check it out. It’s a great group of very welcoming and creative folks.

Several weeks ago during the LIVE show, I made a sweet little journal with glued watercolor paper pages. I love this little book even though it’s as wonky as all get out, in spite of my best effort to make it square. I think my projects often have a mind of their own!! 🙂 Do yours?

Viewers requested seeing how I planned to make a cover, so that’s what we did this Friday. I cut 3 pieces of Ranger Sticky Back Canvas – 2 for the covers and 1 for the spine. I used Dina Wakley Media acrylic paints that have been in my studio for too long. I absolutely love the colors but they’re drying out and really need to be used up. The moral of the story is USE YOUR SUPPLIES! Don’t save them for the future because they may not last forever.

After adding some stencil designs, I chose Posca Paint Pens to augment some of the designs. Sticky Back Canvas is not excited about getting wet and tends to warp and do weird things. I love the texture of the fabric so I just let it do what it wants. After mostly drying it, I attached the cover pieces and spine to the book with Golden Matte Gel Medium just to ensure that everything stayed happily together.

Of course, it wouldn’t be one of my books without at least 1 Mandala somewhere! Instead, I cracked out several that I’d already printed on Sticky Back Canvas with my “el cheapo” HP Inkjet printer. I plan to add more embellishment with paint pens and Gelly Roll Pens, too. Now, it's time to fill this little beauty!

Until next time ~

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Barb Owen

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Barb Owen

Barb is the founder of How to Get Creative, author of "Normal Doesn't Live Here Anymore", a specialist at playing in the art studio and has an unhealthy addiction to smiles. ;-)

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