July 24, 2015

My Black Journal - 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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