Monday, March 11, 2013

Mixed Media Dusty Attic Journal Cover!

Hi Everyone!  I thought I would share a project I made this month using the beautiful Dusty Attic Journal and some mixed media techniques.  I started out by using the Dusty Attic Soot paint on the whole outside binding of the journal book.  I love the flat black finish it gives!  I then brushed some gold paint on the edges of front cover. 
Next step was to paint the Dusty Attic Corner Scroll #2 and the Mini Cogs with some gold paint brushed with silver paint.  Then I made up my polymer clay piece.  I shared a mini verson of making a polymer clay design, if you missed it you can view the tutorial below....
 


I baked off my polymer clay design (adding the chipboard pieces after the piece was baked).  I added some cheesecloth spray painted black and brushed with gold paint onto the front cover, and then glued on my finished polymer clay design on top of it all.  Next step is to glue on the corner chipboard pieces and add dots of bronze 3D paint (Scribbles) to the edges of the book and on the corner scrolls.
Here below you can see a close-up view of the polymer clay piece....
I finished the whole design by adding a variety of ribbons onto the spine of the journal/book.  Below I've shown the products I used from Dusty Attic to make up this project.
Hope you give some of these techniques a try!!  Here is my full list of supplies for this project:
Supplies:
Dusty Attic Journal
Chipboard: Dusty Attic Corner Scrolls #2, Mini Cogs (16 piece)
Dusty Attic Color: Acrylic Paints (Soot, Fine Silver, Vintage Gold)
Polymer Clay: Sculpey or Fimo (Black, Gold, Green)
Mica Powders:  Pearlex (multipac)
Stamps: Prima frames, K&Company
Glass beads, seed beads
Other: Cheesecloth, Ribbon, 3D paint Scribbles

26 comments:

Bribrie said...

C'est carrément génial ! Belle créativité, de belles couleurs, de l'originalité, j'adoooore ! Merci pour cette vidéo et bravoooo pour cette nouvelle magnifique création.

Keren Tamir said...

Omg Gabi stupendous!! I'm on my phone now but must see the video when I get home! My jaw just dropped and I'm speechless. This is outstanding!! It looks like a book of spells to me out of the wizarding world!!

Dana Tatar {datatar} said...

This album is so cool! I LOVE the clay piece! Thanks so much for the video and the inspiration! =)

Danielle Champagne said...

Absolument FANTASTIQUE... J,adore la pièce en pâte Fimo. c'est tout à fait ÉPOUSTOUFLANT.. Merci du tuto.

Lynn said...

WOW.. what a gorgeous album! I love all the techniques you used! It's amazing.

Sue said...

Really gorgeous!!!!!!!
Just love it :)

The Sparkly Fairy said...

Wow! This is amazing!

SusanLotus said...

Superb! You have done an increadible job with this one.

Happy start on your week!

Hugs
Susan

Maisie Moonshine said...

Gabrielle this is JUST AMAZING - I absolutely LOVE IT. I so want to try this for my self - hope that's OK? MMx

Redanne said...

I cannot really much more than others have said! This piece is stunning and elegant. Just like Keren above said, it is just like a book of spells. A wonderful little work of art.

Romy said...

Wowee, this is just stunning! Seriously, where do you get these amazing ideas from? :) You are so talented.

Pallavi said...

Wow.This is beyind gorgeous.Love love the polymer clay piece.I am so sorry that I am so bad at commenting.Just please know that I read each and every post you make and truly thankful for all the things that you teach.

Sandra said...

I am ALWAYS amazed and inspired by what you create Gaby, these polymer clay based projects are so beautiful. I love the flat backed glass beads that you wind the clay over, absolutely stunning.

pattyo said...

You always amaze me! This is so beautiful! Everything you touch is perfect!

sherry wood art said...

hi gabrielle,
writing to you from Turkey..found your works and your blog from ''pinterest'' and loved them all..as ı am a beginner on this job started watching your beatiful works and trying to do them at home.Wanted to thank you very much for your they teach me a lot...
with my best regards...

Bev. said...

As has been said before...One thing to have your superb talent, but another altogether, to be so willing and generous to share it!!!

LISA said...

Sigh...So beautiful!!!

DebraK said...

Gorgeous, gorgeous, gorgeous! I wasn't too into Mixed Media but you have inspired me to give it a whirl. You are so artistic and creative--beyond words!

Margyz Paper Games said...

This is just amazing, Gabrielle. Love how you do your polymer clay pieces with such intricate detail. Totally stunning!! ox Marg

Donna Ellis said...

Wonderful tutorial, and incredible artwork, Gabrielle. Thank you for sharing how to accomplish your beautiful techniques. So pretty, vibrant, and rich in color. hugs, de

Cathy P in AZ said...

You make it look so easy! This is breathtakingly gorgeous work! You are a true artist! LOVE.

Rebecca Ednie said...

I live in Ontario too. Do you teach anywhere near Toronto? I'd love to meet you! Rebeccacell@gmail.com

Jacqueline said...

Hi Gabrielle,first may I say I big thank you for your much appreciated comment on my blog and for becoming a follower,I once again love what you have created here, it is stunning as a result of your previous post I have purchased some polymer clay and a some extra colours in mica powders,can,t wait to play.Thanks for the inpiration.Jacqueline.S

phamil said...

Gabi, I swear you need a tv show of your own! This is amazing, that polymer clay piece is stunning, gosh, you are just amazing! WOW!!!!!

Dragonfly Art said...

Absolutely stunning! Thank you for sharing - it is so hard to overdo it but you really have just the right touch and make it all come together to a fantastic piece!

puestoak said...

I love this piece!

I was wondering, would embossing powders work like the pearlex powder for something like this?

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