Sunday, 16 September 2012

journal swap

my self and a few friends are starting a journal swap......never done one of these before and i have to say i'm a bit worried about producing work in other people's books.....but you don't know till you've tried something!!!
 we were each made a book to work in-i chose to have a book 4x6.....very different size to work in for me!!!
i saw a project in craft stamper by jaine drake in which she used bits and pieces on a page to give texture and fancied having a go at that so used the technique on the covers of my book.
so i went through my chipboard box and ribbon stash and chose a few bits. i tried painting them with white gesso but it just wasn't covering so i had to use white acrylic paint-which only took one coat.
then i added a bit of colour and stamped onto white tissue with a script stamp which was then put onto the butterflies.........not really sure if i like it or not but it was fun trying something different :)

11 comments:

Traceyr said...

ooo Tracy this is looking great and now I know what all the questions about gesso where all about. hahaha :)

Kaz said...

This is gorgeous Tracy. I've used texture on my cover too xxx

Angelnorth said...

Looks great Tracy, nice to try something new as well!

Karen said...

WOW!!!!! that looks amazing my lovely! er...yet to do mine xxx

Dawn said...

Ooohh Tracy your journal is looking absolutely gorgeous, I love the texture you have created, the colours you have used really brings it out brilliantly. PMSL, it must be genetic, I have yet to find the courage to attack mine (not that Karen won't have the courage but poss struggling for time bless her)!!!!!
Big hugs x x x x

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tracy said...

i'm flattered that you want to follow me :) do you not such click on 'follow this site' ?? i'm not very good at techy stuff-sorry.

Dana Tatar {datatar} said...

Gorgeous book cover!

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