#240 Mixed Media Journal featuring STAR from Vera Lane Studio!

Thursday, February 16, 2017

It's about time I started a mixed media journal ... right?!  Well, all of the cool people have them ... so I figured what the heck!  {smiles}

You can see how this little album came together right here:

I didn't buy a fancy journal (because our Walmart doesn't have fancy journals) ... I bought one of these ...
Walmart had one handy size to choose from ... lucky me!  SOLD!  I got this baby home and the first thing I did was remove that blue cover and the chipboard cover on the back.  Surely I could dress it up a bit?!
I pulled out my absolute, all time favorite paper pad ... Sweet Nectar from K&Company.  I had planned on just doing a clean and simple cover with Star ... but come on ... it's a mixed media journal.  So I had to mix media it up a bit.
Inside front cover ... I went mixed media all right.  You'll also see stencils all over my pages.  They are from Stencil Girl and I'm in LOVE!
LOVE this Travel Note Mini stencil and Bittersweet Mini stencil:

This is my inside back cover.  When I did this page I was thinking this was inside front cover so I designed it that way.  And then I realized my mistake.  I like it though.  I'm pretty predictable so this was a nice change.  {laughing at myself because there is really no change at all!}
Originally, I wasn't planning on going complete mixed media and you can tell because I didn't glue my paper down to the chipboard as well as I should have for mixed media.  And ... I got some air bubbles.  Oh well ... no worries!
After my covers dried ... they both spent many hours underneath stacks of books ... flattening out.  Then I put this baby back together and began Mischelle-ifying it.  SUPER fun to make and I can't wait to start sharing what's going on inside the book!
Star is part of the Vera Lane Studio Floral Park collection and she's one of my favorite's!  She looks like she's ready to step into the studio and get to work.  At least for this project!

Have you made it over to Vera Lane yet?  If not ... what are you waiting for?!  I'm a Vera Lane junkie.  No doubt about it!
At Vera Lane we have monthly ATC swaps {Facebook Group} that are loads of fun!  This month the theme is 'LOVE' ... pop by and take a looksie!  We'd love to have you join us!
Vera Lane Studio Blog
Vera Lane Studio Facebook Group
Vera Lane Studio You Tube Channel
Vera Lane Studio Etsy Shoppe

I hope I've inspired you to get your fingers inky!

Vera Lane Studio - Star 

irRESISTible - Wedding Dress (those WONDERFUL white drips)
Memento Luxe - Tuxedo Black, Bahama Blue, Danube Blue, Wedding Dress
Fireworks! - Bahama Blue, Summer Sky, New Sprout
Memento Marker - Tuxedo Black
Sheer Shimmer Spritz - Frost
Jumbo & Sponge Daubers

Canson Mix Media Book/Journal
Modpodge - Gloss
Scrappers Floss
Silver Metallic Thread
Enamels and sparkles - CTMH
ME Button - CTMH
Signo white gel pen
Washi Tape
SU! Butterfly die
Foam Tape
Cardboard box scrap (Star is layered on and cut out)
Copic Markers
Craft Knife
Foam Brush
Sanding Block
On Point Glue
White Paint
Paint Brush
Paper Towel
Heat Tool/Blow Dryer
Micron Pen

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  1. Beautiful journal covers, Mischelle! Love your front cover and really enjoyed watching your creative process. x

  2. So so so beautiful colors! So nice cover.