Beauty and Grace, Mixed Media Art Journal Cover by Melina Dahl



It´s Melina here today sharing this mixed media journal cover with you. 
More pages in this little white/greyboard journal will follow.
Today my blog post is more of an inspirational one rather than a full step-by-step tutorial.
I made this on The Paper Crafting (scandinavian edition) World Scrapbooking Day cyber crop event
a few days ago. I was one of the cyber crop ambassadors, and That´s Crafty! was one of the generous sponsors. I used a lot of That´s Crafty! own brand products on this one and thought it would be fun to share it here with you today.

Here´s what I did:

I start to adhere a piece of gelli printed paper to a That´s Crafty! A6 size white/greyboard page.
I use That´s Crafty! Light Texture Paste through the Mandala Stencil TC8014.
I add a piece of cheese cloth, a piece of chipboard and white paper roses. I make some background stamping to the right side of the page using a script stamp from Rubber Dance.
I use one of the white/greyboard butterfly matches and paint it using a mix of Bright Magenta and White Multi Surface Paint. When dry I stamp the butterfly from the Doodled Butterflies and Leaves stamp set and heat emboss it using gold embossing powder.
I dilute some Bright Magenta paint with water in a spray bottle and spray the flowers. I also make splatters to the page using the Bright Magenta again and also with Metallic Gold Multi Surface Paint to match the details of the butterfly. 
I add quote stickers from Tim Holtz and some glass beads and my cover is finished.

This is unusually romantic to be made by me, but sometimes it just happens :)

Thank you so much for stopping by today!
xx Melina

Products used:
That's Crafty! Multi Surface Paint - Bright Magenta, White, Metallic Gold
Piece of chipboard
Cheese cloth

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  1. A really beautiful journal cover Melina. The textures are gorgeous and the embellishments are so pretty too.
    Fliss xx

  2. Amazing, Melina, I love what you did, with the butterfly, and so look forward to soon receive your doodle set from Laura , such wonderful layers and tones , I like to mix with water, and spray, too , and ofcourse I adore you added the flowers :-)
    Hugs, from me,

  3. What a beautifully made journal cover absolutely exquisite
    Amanda x

  4. This is so pretty Melina, such gentle colours xx

  5. So beautiful Melina, I love the touch of delicate pink against the white. Your butterfly looks very much at home surrounded by those flowers.
    Big Hugs Tracey xx

  6. Thank you all so much for your kind words ❣

  7. So beautifully created Melina, your butterfly is awesome
    Donna xx

  8. Melina, This is so pretty, very feminine.
    Lynne xx


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