I enjoyed myself so much doing the Art Journal Calendar Challenge that I got carried away and made the cover for the book as well. As it is a calendar journal I went with a four seasons theme, to cover the whole year.
Clarity – Leafy Swirl
Swirly one unknown
Acrylic paint – red, purple, yellow, gold
Core’dinations Card – pale blue, pale green, darker green, browny orange
Various stamps from Creative Stamping Magazine
Large number stamps Papermania
Spectrum Noir pens
Paper string – various colours
Wool – various colours
Mixture of beads
For the background I used my stencils and acrylic paints in a random design, and added a few spots of gold paint here and there.
When the paint had dried, I blended different coloured inks onto some of the white areas. I cut four large tags from the Core’dinations card, then stamped the numbers in similar colours onto white card. I then stamped the designs on each number to represent the four seasons, and coloured with Spectrum Noir Pens, before cutting out and sticking onto the tags. I threaded a piece of paper string, again in similar colours, through the hole in the top of each tag before sticking them onto the cover.
|The Finished Cover|