Monday, 11 March 2013

"Mixed Media Journal Cover" - Gabrielle Pollacco

Hi Everyone! Gabrielle here with you today!  I thought I would share a project I made this month using the beautiful Dusty Attic Journal and some mixed media techniques.  I started out by using the Dusty Attic Soot paint on the whole outside binding of the journal book.  I love the flat black finish it gives!  I then brushed some gold paint on the edges of front cover. 
Next step was to paint the Dusty Attic Corner Scroll #2 and the Mini Cogs with some gold paint brushed with silver paint.  Then I made up my polymer clay piece.  I shared a mini verson of making a polymer clay design, if you missed it you can view the tutorial below....

I baked off my polymer clay design (adding the chipboard pieces after the piece was baked).  I added some cheesecloth spray painted black and brushed with gold paint onto the front cover, and then glued on my finished polymer clay design on top of it all.  Next step is to glue on the corner chipboard pieces and add dots of bronze 3D paint (Scribbles) to the edges of the book and on the corner scrolls.
Here below you can see a close-up view of the polymer clay piece....
I finished the whole design by adding a variety of ribbons onto the spine of the journal/book.  Below I've shown the products I used from Dusty Attic to make up this project.
Hope you give some of these techniques a try!!  Here is my full list of supplies for this project:
Dusty Attic Journal
Chipboard: Dusty Attic Corner Scrolls #2, Mini Cogs (16 piece)
Dusty Attic Color: Acrylic Paints (Soot, Fine Silver, Vintage Gold)
Polymer Clay: Sculpey or Fimo (Black, Gold, Green)
Mica Powders:  Pearlex (multipac)
Stamps: Prima frames, K&Company
Glass beads, seed beads
Other: Cheesecloth, Ribbon, 3D paint Scribbles


  1. Everything you touch becomes gold, and here it is visible gold!Love it, so creative!

  2. Wow this is exquisite! how very talented Gabrielle is!

  3. Nice work, watched it twice, I realized you must have a huge collection of clay, paint, that pearlex stuff and etc. Very Beautiful, the results. Thanks for sharing. Rob