Art Journal Cover with Tina Stepanova

Hi gang! It’s Tina here today to share with you a mixed media cover of my art journal made with Lindy’s Magical Powder, Sprays and Embossing Powder.


First I applied a white gesso on the cover of an old book with a brush. Then I added one more layer of gesso with a spatula.


Next, I glued a few paper die cuts on the cover and added a white crackle paint here and there to create some texture.


To make the background more complicated I added a few pieces of mesh tape. And then applied a modeling paste through a stencil over the top of the mesh.


Then I played with Lindy’s Black Orchid Silver and Sassy Sapphire sprays and a Red Hot Poker Orange magical powders to create a vivid and beautiful background.


I dry brushed the cover with the white gesso, to make the texture more visible.


I also decided to stamp a little with black Archival ink. And then I added text stamping with embossing ink, poured a Cleaopatra’s Copper embossing powder over and heated it with a heating tool.


To finish, I added a turquoise thread and some paper embellishments. I also highlighted them here and there with a black liner.

I created a step-by-step video so you can see exactly how this was made, I hope you will enjoy it! You can watch the video below or on Lindy’s Stamp Gang Youtube Channel.


And here is a few close-ups.



This is the back of the cover.




Lindy’s Products:

Other Products:

  • White gesso, Crackle paint, Modelling paste
  • 7 Dots Studio tags and word stickers
  • Tim Holtz stencil Wildflower

Thank you for watching!


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