Beautiful Nature Journal by Samantha Read

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Hello! Well I've never managed to keep a diary or journal, ever and I keep thinking it would be a good idea but never seemed to find the time to start, until recently!
 
The new journals that were recently on Hochanda are brilliant, they have hard covers that can take a lot of abuse lol and the pages are excellent quality also. 

What I did

I covered the front of the journal with a generous layer of texture paste and then using Lynne's Carved Leaves I stamped directly in to the paste - I do recommend washing your stamp immediately! - pressing just enough to leave an impression without revealing the cover beneath. When the paste was dry I painted with and sprayed spays, whilst adding some arty splats using Pearl Inks.

I finished with a layer of Liquid Acrylic Wax that adds a lovely sheen but also seals the water based sprays and the wax is also a great medium for embedding things in, such as leaf skeletons. To finish my journal I added a little text and ribbons.

That's Crafty! Flat Matte Sprays ( I used; Saffron, Tomato and Bluebell)
That's Crafty! Pearl Inks ( I used; Green, Blue, Pearl and Orange)

I do hope you like it, thanks for looking. 
See you next Wednesday!
Sam xx

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2 comments

  1. Gorgeous cover Sam and love the leaf impressions on there, really fab idea. The colours look fabulous too.
    Fliss xx

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  2. Sam,
    The cover is absolutely gorgeous!
    Lynne x

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