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« on: December 25, 2015 06:59:13 AM »


I made a couple of these journals/sketchbooks lately.  One is for Bunny1kenobi for the 12 days of Christmas swap, and one for me, because I wanted to keep the one I made her, but could not bring myself to be that selfish!


This first one is in browns and bronze and the one I gave away.  I went with a bit more of a Steampunkish look for it.


This one I kept for myself, and just went with a more black/gray, and kept it a bit simpler.

I really like how the texturing turned out and how it feels like a nice plaster to the touch.


I did a set of tutorials of the different stages.  There are a ton more pictures and details about how I did it at the various blog links, if anyone else is interested in trying it out.

Part 1 - texturing the covers...


Part 2 - initial layering of colour


Part 3 shows some highlighting details...

and the final embellishment


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« Reply #1 on: December 25, 2015 07:16:58 AM »

I absolutely love these.  I recently got into covering journals with clay but I think I like this even better!
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« Reply #2 on: December 25, 2015 10:54:24 AM »

Beautiful journals, and such wonderful transformations. Smiley
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« Reply #3 on: December 25, 2015 09:27:11 PM »

This is awesome! I looked at your tutorial and I can't wait to try something similar!!
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« Reply #4 on: December 26, 2015 05:06:36 AM »

Thank you - just remember, be patient letting some things dry before touching and moving on!  My big down fall - I keep wanting to touch to see if it is dry!
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« Reply #5 on: December 26, 2015 09:00:34 PM »

I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE the journal you made for me!  I'm so glad you posted a tutorial, because I'm totally going to make one of these for my DIL for her bday.  She will love it as much as I do!
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« Reply #6 on: December 27, 2015 04:23:40 AM »

YAY!  I hope you use it in good health and I will tell you that the texture paste is addictive.  If you use a baby talc, it smells wonderful too!  I have a tut on my blog for the canvas too!
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