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Media Journal, Decorating the Cover

So... I have this new Media Journal and it's AMAZING!  The Media Journal by Dina Wakely has 54 Multi Surface pages to create with.  Canvas, burlap, linen, thick kraft paper.  I am thinking this art journal will become pages for future classes.  For now I wanted to make it my own by altering the cover.  Plus, Ranger sent me a box of goodies and a lot of Dina Wakely's new releases.  This stencil "WHAT WE DO" has to be the bestest stenil yet!
Check it out.

I prepped my inside page with white gesso.  Then shut the cover and randomly smeared Dylusions Paints.

Once dry, layer the stencil and sponged on some white gesso.  Then I rubbed it off with a wipe.  EEK... the effect is fabulous!
 I flipped it over and layered the stencil again.  This time just rubbing off the paint.  Same idea different technique.
Back inside and this time I am smearing paint all over the stencil.  This effect bleeds under the stencil and it turned out so cool.  I further smeared with my fingers.  

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Cover Girl- Creative Scrapbooker Magazine

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Make Watercoloring Easy with Clearsnap Blends

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Follow this easy tutorial for watercoloring with Blends.

I pulled out the watercolor paper grabbed my floral dies heart & soul and pansy.  Grabbed my Blends and Koi stamp.

OH MY GOODNESS... Look at how the Blends work with my Koi stamp.  I randomly applied the Blends and spritz with water then stamp.  I designed this Koi stamp to have a watercolor effect when stamping so perfecto!

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Painted Burlap

I am excited to share a tutorial over at the Creative Scrapbooker Magazine.  This project is in the current issue but we will go a little further.
Click HERE to see more.

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