Monday, 11 November 2013

Journal cover - Gabbi - with a VIDEO TUTORIAL

I've gotten some requests for me to do a video tutorial on decorating an art journal cover.  I did a shabby-chic cover a couple of years ago but thought this time I would try doing a 'Finnabiar' style cover.  I picked up a Canson art journal recently, I like this one because it has very good quality watercolor paper in it for art journaling.  I used a variety of mixed media elements and some of my favourite Dusty Attic chipboard.  I will list all the products I used to make this journal cover at the end of my post (just after the video clip).  Hope you enjoy!

~ Canson Art Journal
~ Patterned Paper: Prima Sunrise Sunset collection
~ Dusty Attic Chipboard: Scallop Circles, Cogs #1, Jumbo Cogs,
Vintage Keys, Nuts and Bolts, Bookman ABC Set, Elegant Flourish Small
~ Stencils: Crafters Workshop 'Art Is' 6x6, Prima Checker 'Sunrise Sunset collection
~ Home-made texture paste (recipe in right column of my blog)
~ Luminarte H20's 'Egyptian Gold'
~ Luminarte Silks 'Snap Dragon'
~ Tattered Angels Glimmer Mist 'Almost Black', 'Cinnamon'
~ Perfect Pearls Mist 'Interference Red'
~ Prima Clear Pebbles
~ Prima Mechanicals 'Roman Numerals'
~ Prima Flowers 'Precious Metals-Gold', 'Sunrise Sunset Gold Roses'
~ Dress It Up (small pebbles)
~ Recollections Metal Accents, some Dollar Store Metal accents
~ Dry wall tape (from hardware store)
~ Other: bottle caps, buttons, dollar store gems.

Hope you enjoyed my video and I hope this has inspired you to give mixed media a try!


  1. This is just gorgeous. I have never seen anyone put a piece together like this before. Wow. It all came together like magic. I am a newbie at this mixed media and this style. I love looking at it and can appreciate the work. I am in awe of what you created. Thank you for the tutorial so much. Always love your work Gabrielle. Sincerely, Mary Abbygirl

  2. Thank you so much for this fabulous video of how this gorgeous art journal came to be!! Love your work!