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With our theme this month being mixed media, I decided to do something a little different and paint the bird die cut with Tattered Angels Glimmer Mists and I was surprised at the drastically different feel it gave the die cut!
I chose to use a journal with unlined pages in it so this can later be used as a small scrapbook or as a journal. The scalloped fabric circles were left overs from a previous project. This was a great opportunity to use them up!
Using Mod Podge, I adhered the circles to the cover, taking care make sure they were placed randomly instead of in a ring around the perimeter which would create a recognizable pattern. When finished, I coated the cover with a layer of Mod Podge. If retaining the soft look if the fabric is the desired look, fusible web could instead be used to adhere the circles and the sealer coat of Mod Podge skipped.
I tried to run the cover through my Fuse to cut an oval opening in the cover, but my cover was too thick. Instead, I die cut an oval from a piece of white paper and used that as a pattern to trace the oval onto the cover using a pencil. I cut the oval out using the Fiskars Fingertip Detail Knife.
After using the bird die cut and expansion pack to cut a bird from off white cardstock, I used Turquoise Glimmer Mist and a thin paintbrush to give the die cut the appearance of being painted with water colors.
Using a manilla file folder, I assembled a collage of torn book paper and the bird die cut. I then used Simply Khaki Glimmer mist to paint the breast of the bird and portions of the background. I eventually changed my mind about the paper above the bird and used a stamped strip of paper instead. I next cut the manilla folder down so the edges were 1/4" shorter on each side than the journal cover and I adhered the cover to it using a very strong double sided adhesive.
To finish my mixed media journal, I added some crocheted trim and a stamped tag strung with the jute that was used to tie the journal closed inside the packaging.
Blank journal, fabric scraps, manilla folder, off white cardstock, Glimmer Mists or watercolors, small tag, crocheted trim, Mod Podge or fusible web