Good morning - Teresa here. Today's project was so much fun. It's colorful --- and EASY.
A journal - made from a plain old composition book. You know - those that have the marbled black and white covers.
See - isn't that FUN.
Here's what you need.
- Enamel Adhesive
- Deep Blue Sky Enamel Powder
- Enchanted Aubergine Enamel Powder
- Gilded Rose Gold Enamel Powder
- Mardi Gras Enamel Powder
- Mossy Glen Enamel Powder
- Shamrock Dreams Enamel Powder
- Peacock Accent Piccolo
- Glastique Matte Glaze
- Heat Gun
- Scrap paper for the scallops down the edge of the journal
- sheet of paper to cover journal front
- your favorite adhesives (i used YES paste to cover the journal front)
- small flat back pearl accents (these are from Sweet Stamps)
- detail paintbrush
The peacock cutout is beautifully detailed and I immediately knew I wanted a multicolored effect on it.
Here's how I approached that process -
I poured a bit of enamel adhesive into a bottle lid and using a detail paintbrush painted the area I wanted my first color on.
Pour the embossing powder in that area and heat to emboss.
Repeat process for the entire bird. In the picture above you can see that I am painting the middle area of the feather fan.
Above is a color detail shot as I was almost done with the process
Don't freak out -- it took about 15 minutes to do ALL of the embossing details for this entire project.
I used Mossy Glen on the bird body - Gilded Rose Gold for the comb and feet - then starting at the center area of the feather fan - Aubergine - Deep Blue Sky - Mardi Gras. The "eye" of the outer feathers was embossed in Shamrock Dreams.
Then, using Glastique painted on the back of my bird, I glued the shape to the corner of my journal.
For a final accent - I added flat back pearls to every other eye on the peacock's outer feathers.
There you have it --- ready to record your memories, hopes and dreams, or gratitudes. Maybe even a new design idea or two.