Monday, August 24, 2015

Art Journal Covers @ ARTplorations Mixed Media Tutorials

{My DT work for ARTplorations}

Hello everyone! 
I'm excited to share with you my new art journal covers plastered with a product you can get from hardware to replace gesso for a change.
 This is my second edition of art journal book ~ upcycled an old book with hard covers to fill in the pages with upcoming artwork. My eldest daughter has booked the first edition, lol.
Three different watercolor paints on the whole and highlighted the roses by using my finger to rub gold paint.
I decorated the front cover with wood flourish, gold gem and little bird sticker
as well as the title for my art journal. To add a little interest, I stamped the corner using artsy border maker
I think less is more concept is just perfect for the back cover.
Oh! Have I mentioned the product from hardware that I used?
I think you would be interested to know how I achieved the texture and patterns on the covers?

Click here to take you to ARTplorations tutorial. You will find the answer :-)
I shall bring you another tutorial next month.

I would like to get my creation into these challenges:

1. Anything But Cute : Making Magic
{I just love the sparkling gold...amazing!}
2. Love To Create : Anything Mixed Media/Creative Goes
3. The Mixed Media : Get Texty
4. Altered Eclectics : Mixed Media

Happy creating and thank you for stopping by.

Hugs and smiles,


  1. Stunning. Gorgeous texture. Beautiful project Asmah. j.

  2. Wow Asmah, I love it ... it's gorgeous !
    Made by Willeke

  3. Great book cover! Love the color and dimension. Thanks for playing at The Mixed Media Monthly Challenge.

  4. Beautiful cover. Love the texture and the colour. Thank you for joining us at Alter Eclectics this month. Hope to see your art work back here again soon. Judy DT

  5. Wonderful transformation of your cover. Love the texture you created and that big flourish on the front is fabulous as is the flourish on the bird's body. Thanks for joining us at Anything But Cute.

  6. Love the book cover! What great texture and color!! Thank you so much for playing with us at The Mixed Media Monthly Challenge!

  7. Wonderful make! So magically gorgeous!
    Thank you so very much for joining our challenge Making Magic at Anything But Cute!

    Samra DT
    Paper Talk with Samra

  8. Soooooo gorgeous, that gold looks so enchanting, like a magical pool I just want to dive right into, and hopefully come out with some super duper magical powers lol!
    Thank you so much for entering at Anything But Cute xx


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