Friday, 1 February 2019

Altered Art Journal Cover

It’s February already and time for the first Altered Eclectics challenge of the year. As always the theme is Anything Goes as long as it’s mixed media or altered art, no paper crafts allowed.

My DT project is an altered art journal cover.

This is the cover that I’ve altered. I started by removing the chipboard pieces to give me a flat surface to work on.

I found some embossed and die cut card and some wooden pieces that I thought I would use.

I painted the cover with gesso and adhered some of the embossed and die cut card, I decided to use the wooden butterflies, when all the glue was dried I gave it another coat of gesso and then painted it with Decoart acrylic paints, I also used gelatos to add colour.

I dry brushed the cover with some white acrylic paint and added splatters, then I added some metalic wax, the wax doesn't show up on the photo.

This photo shows the front and back, I used a napkin to decorate the back, I think I prefer it to the front.

Thank you for dropping by and enjoy your day, I'm off to the haidressers soon - I'd rather stay in my warm house though. xxx


  1. The new cover for your journal looks beautiful Hazel.
    Yvonne xx

  2. What a beautiful transformation Hazel with gorgeous spring colours xxx

  3. Wow! It looks fabulous Hazel! An amazing transformation!
    Happy weekend,
    Alison xxx

  4. What a beautiful work of art. So very pretty love it hun xx

  5. A very beautiful spread with amazing colours and textures

    Have a Great day

    Love Chrissie xx

  6. Oh lovely - it's springtime here too! I love the soft rainbow colours - pretty in the bright version and even prettier after the white drybrushing. A fabulous new cover look.
    Alison x

  7. Gorgeous altered cover, love the soft colours, and all the texture.

  8. A fantastic cover Hazel! WOW! A fabulous new look now! Amazing!

  9. Wow what a fantastic transformation. I like the contrast between the textures on the front and the simplicity of the back xx