Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Grungy Journal Cover

Hi everyone,
It's Tina here with an Art Journal cover I created recently. 
I used the new Couture Creations Vintage Rose Garden papers, along with lots of dies and some embossing folders.
I embossed using Loren and Velvet Tea Lights Embossing Folders to create extra texture. The diecuts were given a variety of treatments including heat embossing, spraying with shimmer mists, and applying various mediums. 
I wanted a textural, grungy look so  used embossing powders in random areas.
Here's the back cover.....
I once again used lots of diecuts and layered them over strips of Vintage Rose Garden papers.
The Artdeco Lace Frame die was used as a stencil and I applied gel medium through it, just make sure to wash your die immediately.  
I used strips of Coredinations cardstock and embossed it using Velvet Tea Lights Embossing Folder, then sanded it to expose the core.
The fun thing about a project like this is that there are no rules, you can experiment and have fun, and create the project in a variety of styles such as shabby chic, grungy, or whimsical. 
Couture Creations products:
CO723249 Momento Ornamental Lace Die - Tied Together
CO723245 Momento Ornamental Lace Die  - Cappuccino
CO723722 The Van Roe Decorative Die - Beautiful Butterfly
CO723725 The Van Roe Decorative Die - Ornate Rectangle
CO723239 Madeline Ornamental Lace Die - Keys to my Heart
CO723313 The Treasures Ornamental Lace Die - Artdeco Lace Frame
CO723315 The Treasures Ornamental Lace Die - Simplicity Borders
CO723915 Merry Little Christmas - Fancy Christmas Flourish
CO723286 Elegance Embossing Folder - Loren
CO723669 Marriot Embossing Folder - Large Velvet Tea Lights



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