Have you ever made a journal before? Me neither. This adventure begins today with our very first journal. For mine I was thinking a sample journal. I have a lot of different products like polishes, inks and paints...and I really don't have anywhere to reference what they actually look like applied to paper... so that's what this will be. A journal of samples of different mixed media products, how they work and what they look like on paper. I use the term "mixed media" loosely because I am not a mixed media person rather a person who applies different textures to my card making designs.

For the base of our journal I will be using the Spiral Bound Journal from Studio Light.

I began by painting the covers with a thin coat of white acrylic paint. You can choose to leave the cover as is but I wanted to make this journal unique to me. Once dry I added color with Versafine Clair Inks and Smoothies in a random pattern and covered the entire background. Using the stencil I used the same inks and stenciled the image onto the front cover of the journal. With the same stencil I used the snow and ice luster polish to add some sparkle to it. Not sure how I like it today, but I will give it time to dry and go from there. I will update my blog as I progress on this project.

Every Monday I will be trying out a new product in my journal and you can follow along live on our FB page here or just read the blogs to see what I experiment with next.

I hope this adventure inspires you to try out creating a journal for yourself. Perhaps a gardening journal or a day planning journal. The great thing is it can be about whatever you want.

Until next week


Product Links:

Studio Light Spiral Bound Journal 148 x 210 mm, Art By Marlene 4.0 nr.06

Studio Light Mask Stencil (1) A4, Just Lou Botanical Collection nr.06

Versafine Clair Ink


Luster Polish in Snow and Ice

Aladine IZINK  3D Paste Spatula