Art Daily Journal Cover

For the months of May and June, Tres Jolie Kit Club is going to be working on the Finnabair Art Daily Journal! Which is why the May Cards, Tags, & More kit contained the 58 Piece Journal Cover Set, plus Finnnabair’s Victorian Bookmarks & Sentiment’s Stickers!
I decided to at least make the cover look like I planned on being productive!! I mean, it is the last day of the month and I didn’t actually get any of the “Daily” part done like I told myself I would “just as soon as I finished the cover.”
Lots of mixed media products on here, and not all of the glue is dried or the Heavy Body Gel, but it was dry enough to take photos!

First I took all the elastics off the journal so I could coat it in black gesso, then I figured out what was going to be the decoration after browsing my stash…so after I glued all the base pieces down I gessoed (<—is that even a word?!?!) again!
I was going to just paint the cover with DWM’s Olive, but I saw my dylusion’s Chopped Pesto and decided to combine the two! They aren’t mixed together, I just dipped half my brush in one color and the other half in the second color. As I layered and built up the paint I would alternate colors or use both together again.
After the paint dried I started working on my rust effect paste, starting with Brown and finishing with Rusty.
As for the metal flowers; I gave them a coating of gesso and let it dry, then I spritzed them with water, randomly sprinkled the Perfect Pearls & Magical Shaker’s on them, spritzed them with water again, then heat dried. To help keep the coating in place I gave them a spray with acrylic sealer. (All this was done on my work surface, before attaching them to the cover!!)
To finish I placed all the flowers to my liking, and gave a light coating of Metallique Wax to the edges of the cover!
OH! The Tim Holtz Adornment on the spine (that I used to cover the original hole since I relocated the closure!) … it was gessoed, painted with Metallique Fresh Orange Acrylic Paint, then coated with the Firebird Wax!


  • [From the] Tres Jolie May 2019 Cards, Tags, & More Kit
  • Prima
  • Finnabair
  • Art Daily Chipboard Album Cover (58 Pieces – Item # 964771)
  • ReneaBouquets
    • Glass Microbeads
    • Rust
  • Mulberry Papers Roses & Leaves
    • Mini Orange
  • Lindy’s
    • Magical Shaker
    • Grab A Guy Gold
    • Bratwurst Brown
  • Ranger
    • Perfect Pearls
    • Green Patina
    • Forever Green
  • Dina Wakely Media
    • Acrylic Paint
    • Olive
  • Dylusions
    • Acrylic Paint
    • Chopped Pesto
  • Prima
    • Resin Icons
    • Item # 573300 (Upper Right Clock)
    • Item # 573348 (Topmost Gear)
  • Finnabair
    • Heavy Body Gel
    • Acrylic Paint
    • Metallique Fresh Orange
  • Wax Cire Cera
    • Firebird
  • Rust Effect Paste
    • Dark Brown
    • Green
    • Rusty
  • Mechanica Mould
    • Vintage Trinkets
    • Item # 960278 (Bottom Right Clock)
  • idea-ology
    • Tim Holtz
    • Curio Knobs
    • Timepieces
    • Adornments
    • Foundry
  • We R Memory Keepers
    • Crop-A-Dile
    • Crop-A-Dile II
  • Mod Podge
    • Gloss Clear Acrylic Sealer
  • Liquitex
    • Black Gesso
    • Clear Gesso
  • Unknown/Unbranded
    • Metal Flowers

    Adventure – Mini Album

    Mini Album for the March Creative Embellishments Challenge!

    This months challenge over on the Creative Embellishments Blog was to “…be inspired by 1 element from the photo below (let us know what it is) and by this quote: ‘Every great adventure requires a first step.'”

    I was inspired by the color! I love using black and white…especially when I just happen to have some lovely black & white papers that need to be used!

    Inspiration photo for the March Creative Embellishments Challenge!
    For the album I cut a thick piece of chipboard to use as a spine with the Creative Embellishment’s 5-page Square Mini Album, and I just had to add the Stars In My Universe Frame (also from Creative Embellishments), with some Rocky Road Baked Texture on it, to the cover!
    Inside cover & page 1
    Pages 2 & 3

    Pages 4 & 5
    Pages 6 & 7
    Page 8 and inside back cover
    • Creative Embellishments
    • Square Mini Album
    • Stars In My Universe Frame
  • Silhouette
    • Cameo 3
    • Curio
    • Pen Holder
    • Cut Files: Tags & Tabs
  • Ranger
    • Emboss It Dauber
    • Tim Holtz
    • Distress Oxide: Black Soot
  • Emerald Creek
    • Backed Texture
    • Rocky Road
  • Idea-ology
    • Tim Holtz
    • Mini Stapler
  • 13@rts
    • Rose Fields
    • Natural Beauty
    • Letters to Rose
  • Aqua Flora
    • Shades of Black
  • Prima
    • Flirty Fleur Collection
    • Something Floral
    • Pretty Birds
    • So Lovely
  • Crate Paper
    • Maggie Holmes
    • Flourish
    • Charming
  • Hip Kit Club
    • Kim Watson
    • Amber Star
    • Sparkle
  • Pink Paislee
    • Paige Evans
    • Turn The Page 07
  • Simon Says Stamp
    • Black Cardstock
  • American Crafts
    • White Cardstock
    • Thickers
    • Hello Joy
  • We R Memory Keepers
    • Crop-A-Dile & Eyelets
  • Art Glitter
    • Adhesive
  • Simply White Gesso
  • Folk Art Chalkboard Paint
  • Unknown/Unbranded
    • Twine
    • Ribbon/Fiber
    • Black Pen (I’ve had for YEARS…I’m actually impressed it still worked!)