July 24, 2015

if you're going to be weird...

Hello mixed media friends!
 Today I'm hosting the Lindy's Stamp Gang blog and
sharing the first page of my new black journal. I haven't done the cover yet , I think I'll wait for the big idea to come :) I'm going to fill all the pages with quotes and thoughts! So, here is my first page with a  quote I really like: 'if you're going to be weird, be confident about it'!

I never had a black art journal before, actually I think this is my first time working on a black surface and I have to admit this was a challenge for myself! First I used the Frozen Jack Frost spray to white up the background so as to give a boost to the colors to pop up. I had a lot of fun with the July 2015 Color Challenge Mega Set and I had a blast using everything of this set!

After whiting the black surface, I let it aside to dry and started altering the chipboard pieces. I used the Madonna Robe Blue embossing powder on all of them. I didn't use any gesso before applying the embossing powder because I wanted to show the real color of the chipboard and just the glossy accents the embossing powder gives. 

After dealing with the chipboard pieces, I worked on the background. I used several stamps and all the embossing powders of the Mega Set in order to give texture and color range on it. Then I glued the photo and the chippies.

I sprayed with all the sprays of the set here and there, and when I was satisfied with the result, I glued a couple of buttons, the butterfly and the alpha stickers.

As a final touch, I made some splashes with the sprays and some gesso in order to give more contrast to the composition.

I hope you got some ideas today how to use the embossing powders on all over your project!
Thank you for visiting and have a lovely crafty day!


  1. Your journal page is gorgeous and amazing. What wonderful colors, textures and chippies! And, I have to tell you - that is now my most favorite quote!

  2. Love it! The quote, the black, the pops of colour - everything!

  3. Εξαιρετικό! Η αντίθεση των χρωμάτων με το λευκό και οι υφές ειναι υποδειγματικές! Αναμένω με αγωνία κι αλλες σελίδες απο το art journal!

  4. You always use my favorite blue colors! I love it and the one for the summer competition as well in turquoise with the shark. Beautiful! I hope you'll win!:-)

  5. I love the depth of color and texture you were able to achieve. Quite a feat considering you started with a black background.


  6. I saw this on Marjie's blog and just had to come over to say how beautiful it is (apologies, I thought it was a cover on your journal), a black background has never looked so good! Anne x


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