Monday, May 8, 2017

Three of my Favourite Things by Astrid

Hello lovely Shimmerz friends. Today I want to share a project using three of my favourite things:
So what are they you may ask?
Well, first of all, I have become addicted to Midori size notebooks, so this is what this is. They are inserts for a Mindori Travelers Journal, and I love putting these together. If you want to know how to do this, - here is a brilliant video that explains it. This one is going to be used for handwriting practice, - it has squared paper inside.
Second up, are Tim Holtz Oxide Inks and
last but not least Shimmerz paints and sprays of course and it is these latter two that I used for this cover.
Here's how I used them:

Here is the notebook before I started.
Here I added some texture paste through a couple of stencils

Next I covered it with gesso, some crackle paste and three colours of Oxides, I also used a tiny bit of Paynes Grey acrylic paint around the edges.
Then I added my Shimmerz sprays and the whole thing came to life. These are the ones I used this time:
Spritz Oliver Branch
Coloringz Heidi-Ho Blue
Vibez Jenni B Bleu and Don't Rain on my Parade
Finally I highlighted the raised bits with some Distress Crayons and then with the help of a glue stick and some foil added a few bits of gold glimmer here and there.
 Below a few close ups still:

Well, that's it for today, and like usual, if you would like to get some free paint, - here's what to do:

Thank you for your visit today and I hope I have inspired you today to try some Shimmerz products together with others you may have in your stash already, - nothing like a bit of sherry magic.
Happy Crafting!


froebelsternchen said...

I adore what you have made out of the notebook! Magical!

Maryann Laursen said...

This is just absolutely amazing Astrid. Soo so beautiful and perfect making once again. Lovely and fabulous colors and awesome creation. I LOVE it.

Dorthe said...

Truly created with passion, Astrid, -the colors are wonderful, and I love your use of the golden foil,on the raised places. Beautiful creation, on another Midori insert ! xoxo

eileen hull said...

Now I want to decorate my inserts! And they can coordinate with the covers. I love this one Astrid- so textural...

Scraps of Elegance said...

The detail is in those fabulous layers Astrid! Wonderful work.

mamablitger said...

As always you created an amazing art project. Love and adore the colors, the texture looks fabulous.
Thank you so much for sharing your inspiring work.
Hugs from Monica

Margaret Mifsud said...

This is stunning!! The colours are so rich and the textures so amazing, you just want to reach out and run your fingers over it. Love the little touches of gold too. Simply awesome project Astrid! hugs xx

Helen Wallace said...

A stunning piece of art and so interesting to see it evolve step by step. Love the look of the oxides. I finally got my hands on some today! The gilding is the perfect finishing touch for this MM project. TFS

pearshapedcrafting said...

Oh My! What a wonderful textured and coloured notebook! This will surely inspire you to try hard with your handwriting practice! Hugs, Chrisx

Julia Aston said...

Wow Astrid - all of the inks and pastes you added really brought your images to life! I think mine would look like mud - but you really know how to use each product to advantage! love the little touches of gold too! Julia xx

butterfly said...

Gorgeous! I love the moment when the sprays activate the Oxides underneath and the whole thing shimmers into life. Beautiful altering of the notebook. Makes me want to start altering mine...
Alison x

Sandy said...

So beautiful and I think everything you do shows passion!
sandy xx said...

Haven't gotten the Oxides yet but your notebook shows me one more reason to get them! Gorgeous job and colors!