Monthly Mixed Media Ideas #5

  • Difficulty Rating: Beginner


journal cover

For this month’s mixed media idea, I decided to alter the cover of a journal.

Here is how this came together. 

First, I covered the front cover with some white paint. I did not wet my brush, but instead used a dry brush with paint to just give some paint strokes. I then adhered down different lace trims, some paper strips and punched paper bits. I covered the trim with two coats of white paint as well.


journal cover with white paint


Next I brought in more color using acrylic paints and mists.


journal cover with yellow and blue color added


I wanted to add more texture to this now. So I trimmed a thin piece of charcoal grey felt using the Easy Action Micro Tip Scissors No. 5. I adhered this onto the edge of the journal cover. Next, I added another piece of lace trim, a blue bird rub on and a sequin on the top. I mounted some rubber stamps and stamped them using black ink.


stamped words with bird added to journal cover


To finish off the cover, I added a big crochet flower, a blue paper flower and also a tiny felt flower. I then trimmed off the excess paper and felt hanging over on the edges and it was done!


finished journal cover


Supply List


Acrylic paints

Lace or trims


Patterned paper


Tacky glue