Hi everyone! Finally I get to share the altered art journal which I made for Friendship Swap #6, which is hosted by Riti Poddar. My partner for this swap was Monica Surayya. We get to know our partner names only after completing the project and sending final pictures to Riti. Till then it is a big surprise for us. Also, till the time I received my journal, I didn't know who was sending it to me :)
I have done this type of project for the first time. I totally enjoyed making this and was glad to know that my partner Monica loved it too.
To start with, we all used the same kind of art journal i.e. A5 Brustro Artists Sketch Pad.
I first covered the book with DCWV pattern paper just the way we used to cover our school books. I then brushed it with some white acrylic paint to lighten some of the areas. You will again see my favorite stencil being used here for the cover and the tag inside. I used modeling paste with stencil at the top corner and colored it with distress ink to match the pattern paper. Luckily I had this matching lace in my stash which I used to hide the paper join since I have used two different papers for the front and back.
The spiral roses are handmade with white tissue paper and then colored using distress inks. The leaves are also handcut and colored using distress inks. I used the mdf cage as the focal point and placed all other elements around it. The tiny lock and key metal charms add to the overall look of the book. I loved how the small pearl cluster around the key came up.
This is the back of the book. I kept it pretty simple with only the pattern paper.
Finally, I added a small pocket with matching tag to hold some memorabilia.
Here's a closer look at some of my favorite elements...
Imaginations#1 - Anything Goes With Distress Inks [Used DI to color the roses and the modelling paste stencilled design]
Simon Says Stamp - Stencil
Fresh Brewed Designs - Flowers and lace
Ruby's Rainbow #81 - Flora and fauna