Sunday, 1 July 2018

Journal Cover

Hi everyone, the first half of the year has gone already and it's now July and time for another challenge at Altered Eclectics, as always the theme is Anything Goes as long as it's Altered Art/Mixed Media, no cards of ATCs are allowed.

I've signed up for the online Art Journal Summer School at the Blocknote Academy, the course starts today and ends in September. For my DT piece I've decorated the front cover of the journal that I will be using for the course.

I decided not to cover the whole of my black journal just the front cover. I masked the edges with masking tape to make a frame. I gave the cover a coat of gesso.

I painted the cover with Fresco Finish pains layering the paints with stencilling and stamping. I wrote the words Art Journal with a black marker and then painted the words with green paint.

I added more paint and stamping until I got a result that I liked. I gave the cover a coat of matte medium. When the medium had dried I used my indian ink pens to make more marks and to add some scribbles.

Thank you for dropping by to take a look, have a lovely day. xxx


  1. Wow, Hazel, this is fantastic, well done. Hugs, Valerie
    Have fun with the new course.

  2. What a fantastic cover that is! Simply AMAZING Hazel! Have fun at Blocknote!
    Hugs, Susi

  3. Beautiful art journal page. Love the design and colours. Have a creative week. Judy

  4. Fabulous journal cover Hazel! xxx

  5. Beautiful cover Love it! Have a lovely evening x