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Friday, 8 July 2016

Ken Oliver Crafts June Challenge Vacation: Altered Travel Journal

Hi all

Here is my entry for the Ken Oliver Crafts June challenge which you can join here http://www.kensworldinprogress.com/. The challenge ends on the 12th July and the theme is Vacation.

I like to keep a vacation journal when i am on holiday, A place to jot down a few words and store all the bits and pieces you collect over the week. Mine is like a little scrapbook as i have a Polaroid Pogo which is a mini printer that lets you print off tiny 2x3 photos off your camera.




I used the MDF Tab Journal from Things to Alter as the substrate . I painted it with DecoArt Media White Gesso and then with White Crackle Paint. Once dry i applied a thick layer of modeling paste over the cover using the cogs stencil. I then spritzed it all with water and went to town with the Color Burst Inks starting with flicks of Turquoise, Sepia and then drops of Copper Liquid Metals to create a rusty look.


The next layer was created by painting the Geoclusters Mixed Shapes Stencil  with gesso and then crackle paint. Cut it into smaller pieces and glue to the cover before spritzing with water and covering with another layer of Color Burst Inks.


/I didn't want the cover to be too bulky as it is something that is designed to be carried around. 



I love the way the Color Burst Inks have stained the modeling paste to create a strong vibrant color that really brings the detail out.


Thank you for visiting








22 comments:

Claudia Rogier said...

this is stunning.

hugs
Claudia
http://knutselmeisjes.blogspot.be/
Co owner Creative Sketchy Girls

Kerri-Ann Briggs said...

Lovely work x

Linda Simpson said...

This looks fabulous, love the texture and gorgeous colours.
Hugs
Linda xxx

Tracy Welham said...

Another fabulous make! Creative Blessings, Tracy x

Jackie Trinder said...

Hi Katie this is stunning. Take care. Hugs Jackie

Katie Lamb said...

Thank you Claudia

Katie Lamb said...

Thank you Kerri-Ann

Katie Lamb said...

Thank you Linda

Katie Lamb said...

Thank you Tracy

Katie Lamb said...

Thank You Jackie

Shabneez said...

Fab make Katie - love the colours and textures. A vacation journal is a good idea......Shabneez xxx

Kraftyscot (Donna) said...

Fabulous journal book, love the design you have created!
Hugs Donna xx

Laine said...

Such a fun project. Beautiful colour and detail.
Laine
xx

Holley (Tondre) Barnhart said...

WOW, stunning project Katie. I love it.

Katie Lamb said...

Thank you Shabneez

Katie Lamb said...

Thank you Donna

Katie Lamb said...

Thank you Laine

Katie Lamb said...

Thank you Holley

Lagene said...

Awesome creation!

Katie Lamb said...

Thank you Lagene

Nicole said...

Mesmerizing creativity! It's pleasure to explore details, changes of colors.

Katie Lamb said...

Thank you Nicole