How to Create a Wooden Journal Cover With Jenn

by Art Anthology

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  • Art Anthology Sorbet- Parakeet
  • Art Anthology Velvet- Terracotta
  • Art Anthology Metal Effects -Bronze
  • Art Anthology Stencil - Kaleidoscope
  • Art Anthology Spray -Ice
  • Art Anthology Spray - Rustic
  • Art Anthology Spray -Grass
  • Art Anthology Spray - Siesta Key
  • Art Anthology Spray -Timeless
  • Art Anthology Spray - French Toast
  • 1 Wooden book cover
  • Texture paste
  • Glue
  • Heat tool
  • Small seed beads
  • Melange stones
  • Molded face, butterflies
  • Mulberry flowers
  • 1 Ornate chipboard frame
  • Masking tape
  • Instructions

    Step 1

    Start with a wooden cover such as this...Mine was a kit from the craft store

    Step 2

    Apply black gesso to front and back and dry completely. Using masking tape or painters tape (both work) tape around the outside the desired amount of outline you'd like. Mine is approximately 1/2"

    Step 3

    Apply texture paste or other desired medium through stencil. My stencil is Kaleidoscope by Art Anthology. I love these stencils!

    Step 4

    Stamp script and apply embossing powder once stenciled texture is dry completely. Heat emboss.

    Step 5

    I sprayed Art Anthology Coloration sprays in various areas and dried with my heat tool. I used Rustic, Siesta Key, Grass, Timeless, and French Toast coloration sprays. Links to these are on main post.

    Step 6

    Next I adhered a pretty chipboard frame painted first with Art Anthology Metal Effects in Bronze.

    Step 7

    Add flowers and molded embellishments.

    Step 8

    Embellishments and frame were then painted using more Art Anthology Metal Effects Bronze, and Velvet in Terracotta. The chipboard frame was also dabbed with a hint of Sorbet in Parakeet

    Step 9

    Lettering and a few sparkles were added along with a bit more colored sprays and a spray of Colorations in Ice then remove outer tape once dry and voila! Beauty!

    Step 10

    Thanks for viewing my Snapguide! be sure to view my blog for my inspiration!