This is the cover to the Mixed Media South of France Journal.
The cover of the journal is made from the bark of a paper tree. I started by taking apart a journal that I liked the pages inside, but not so much the front cover.
The original cover was used as a template for the bark. It is super easy to cut with scissors.
Tissue paper and Mod Podge are used to create texture for the background. I used the Tim Holtz Distress spray stains to add the color. I didn’t really spray the stain on, mostly painted it on and used the mini inks after it dried on top of the tissue paper.
I used Liquitex to varnish the bark and it helped to keep the loose pieces from coming off of the cover. Love this product – love it, love it love it!!! I used the Matte finish, but recently bought the gloss finish for future projects. https://www.michaels.com/liquitex-matte-varnish/D016909S.html (Definitely use your coupon on this one!)
The Keys and locket was from Tim Holtz ideology collection – love them – all of them!
https://www.michaels.com/tim-holtz-ideaology-locket-keys/10161267.html The door knob was a button I painted black after using clear Gesso.
But I think the Sculpey Liquid clay strap hinges were my favorite.
Now on to the next- Page 1.