One of the things I've decided to take part in is a circle journal. I've always wanted to do one so I couldn't pass up this opportunity. My theme is Friends and Friendship and I've already shared my pages here. Today I'm showing the journal covers. I was inspired to cover them with tissue paper by the challenge over at the PaperArtsy blog which they have revamped this year. There will be fortnightly challenges with a different theme and the first one is Fragile Papers. I love using tissue paper - it gives such a wonderful texture. Here is the front cover:
and the back:
I brayered all over the tissue paper in different shades of PaperArtsy Fresco Finish chalk acrylics. Since I learnt to do this, again inspired by Leandra at PaperArtsy, I can't stop brayering!! Then I used matt medium to adhere the tissue paper to the covers. The tissue gives a lovely wrinkled effect:
I stamped and embossed a friendship definition stamp and then added my home-made black texture paste through the Balzer designs Fleur de Lis stencil:
The hearts are made with white texture paste put through Balzer designs Mix and Match Hearts and then sponged yellow and cut out:
So I'm ready for the first posting. There are 9 of us doing this so I will have to wait nearly a year before I get it back!
Wishing you all blessing, inspiration and fun for the year (and projects) ahead :)