It ended up the 'Tuscan Wall' stencil was a perfect fit for the Dusty Attic Door#3 I used in the cover design! Here are the pieces I used from Dusty Attic.....
And used some of my favorite Shimmerz Paints on it as well. Here are the colors I used to paint/spritz and texture the front and back cover....
- Heidi Ho Blue Coloringz
- Glorious Day Vibez
- Chocolate Brownie Coloringz
- Taupe of the World Vibez
- Bamboo Leaf Spritz
- Olive Branch Spritz
- Emerald City Inklingz
- Artichoked Texturez
- Pumpkin Shimmerz
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So here is a video tutorial I made up showing step by step how I made this cover design....grab a cuppa and enjoy! xo....
Hope you enjoyed my video tutorial and feel inspired to give my stencils and some of these lovely products a try! Here is a front and back cover view of the design....
Here are a few more close-ups to view at your leisure....
I was so happy that the Dusty Attic chipboard doors fit so nicely to the 6x6 Tuscan Wall Stencil! I also used some of my Crackle Textures Stamps on this design as you can see on the door panels. The Stamps are available at The Scrapbook Diaries. (I also know that Janene, at The Scrapbook Diaries has ordered in all the the stencils used in this video! So keep your eye peeled on her store, if you like to order online!)
Here I used my Moving Vines stencil having them peek out from under the corner chipboard design from Dusty Attic (DeVine Frame Set). (Dusty Attic Chipboard can be found at The Scrapbook Diaries and at Moments of Tranquility)
A close-up of the cracked wall texture and the peeled paint stamping.
After I finished the front and back cover designs. I lined the inside with some pretty cardstock. Then reattached the book binding to the cover pieces.
A picture of the back of the book design. I like to keep it without a lot of embellishing as that part takes more wear and tear as you use the book, so I just stuck to the textures I got from my stencils.
I have 3 more stencil designs to share with you all! And lots of projects I've made with both the 12x12 and 6x6 stencils! I'm super excited to see what some of you will be making with them as well! ....and what is happening with this fun little art journal? Jaime Echt from Crafters Workshop will be at a paper crafting show this coming weekend (SPC show in Salt Lake City...for any of you vendors attending this show) and will be entering names into a hat for everyone that orders at the show, and a random winner will be chosen to be the proud new owner of this art journal!
Thanks so much for stopping by my blog today and sharing in my exciting news! Your kind comments and feedback always make my day! xo