When January ends it means one thing... Valentines is just around the corner! Today I have a few Valentines postcards! These will have to mailed in envelopes as they have dimensional embellishments on them!
Three sweet Valentines...
In my stash I had a few heavy duty blank postcards that I decided to use for my Valentines. First, paint the postcards with DecoArt paints Media Fluid Acrylics: Primary Magenta, Cadmium Red Hue and Glamour Dust Ultra Fine Glitter Paint: Celebration Pink. Let it dry!
I sure hope everyone on the AlteredPages.com Design Team is having as much fun as I am with the products we received from our partner DecoArt this month!!! The products are high quality and clean up is a snap with soap and water!
Today I have altered a Composition Journal for my design team project on the Altered Pages Blog!
First, I covered the book front and back with gesso. I love starting with gesso when a book has a smooth shiny surface.
The gesso gives the paint something to hold onto! Let it dry.
Then with the DecoArt DecouPage I added an interesting Vintage Text - Dictionary Page, making sure to get out all of the bubbles. Once the page was dry I added some texture here with DecoArt Modeling Paste and Punchinella on the front and back. Then let it dry thoroughly.
Once dry, start painting with Media Fluid Acrylics: Primary Magenta, Antiquing Cream and Cadmium Red Hue and Glamour Dust Ultra Fine Glitter Paint: Celebration Pink. Leave interesting areas of the text unpainted. For more texture and contrast spray with irRESITable!
Back and front of the journal, ink around the edges and the spine of the journal with brown.
This is what I had planned... got this far and felt it wasn't finished... so I kept going.
Add bubbles to the page with a small bottle top dipped in Glamour Dust Ultra Fine Glitter Paint: Black. Also painted a frame around the areas of test not covered in paint.
DecoArt Supplies: DecouPage Modeling Paste Media Fluid Acrylics: Primary Magenta, Antiquing Cream and Cadmium Red Hue Glamour Dust Ultra Fine Glitter Paint: Celebration Pink and Black Gesso Matt Medium