Hi crafty friends! Jeanne here sharing my latest project for Shabby Is Chic Boutique! I have been wanting to alter a couple of Art Journals that I have in my stash before I began actually journaling in them. I'm happy to share what I have done with my first one which is a 5X7 chipboard cover & watercolor paper on the inside. (Here is what it looks like in a bigger size, forgot to take a before picture of the one I altered)
I began by choosing what papers I wanted to use along with the products that would go perfect with this project. I decided on using some papers from The Authentique "Classique: Beauty" collection. I lined the page with a darker color from the collection first, I then added the Ivory flat back pearl trim from SCB around most of the page, I then added one of the beautiful white wide laces and one of the black Venice lace trims from the shop as well. After I did that I cut to size one of the beautiful flowered papers from that same paper collection, I sprayed some water and gathered it up to the side. ( I was inspired by Marilyn Riveras work). Once that dried I moved to the inside where I knew I couldn't make it too bulky so I only added my papers, I made a small pocket, to insert some ephemera or journal tags, etc..I had forgot to add my ribbon closure so I just added it to the inner page then added a small crochet doily from Michaels dollar section. Then just added a small butterfly chipboard from I believe came from the Prima "Princess" collection, not positive. I lined the back as well just the same as the front.
I then focused on the cover where I added a little piece of cheese cloth to sit behind this small Prima frame, I added a pic that I cut out from the Prima "Princess " collection. I then added my flowers, I had the light and darker purple ones in my stash but realized I had no black spray or bigger black flowers, no I used some Ivory paper flowers that I have quite a bit of and just painted them with my Lindy's Magicals in "Midnight Rendezvous color" which I love how they turned out. Dried with the heat gun and started gluing them down with fabri tac, starting with some Pearl sprays then the flowers. I added stickles one all the flowers but the black. As well as adding stickles here and there on the picture itself. I added another chipboard from the princess collection as my title on the page "Beautiful Inside & Out" Lastly I added some black teardrop pearls on the top and bottom so it wouldn't look blank there.
I really hope that you all can break out colors that you might not think you would work with, you would be surprised how much I ended up loving this even if purple isn't my kinda color! I am anxious to alter my other journal. I will definitely let you know whenever I do that! Now, time to start art journaling!! Hope you all are having a wonderful summer! See you in August!! Xoxo, Jeanne ✂️