DIY Art Journal with Tina Stepanova

Hello! It’s Tina here today, and I want to share with you this DIY art journal that can be a mixed media photo album too. I created it with the help of Lindy’s Sprays and Embossing Powders.

To create my art journal I prepared two canvases and lots of folded sheets of pastel paper (you can use whatever you want, e.g. cardstock, watercolor paper or scrapbooking paper). Then I stitched everything together using Coptic Stitch Bookbinding tutorials from the internet.

Next, I covered the canvas with a thick layer of white gesso.

I applied modeling paste on the pieces of lace and veiling (or gauze) to fix them in place and then poured art stones over the top.

I decided to use these bright spring colors of Blue Hawaiian Blue, Rusty Lantern Lime and Dark Chocolate Truffle Lindy’s sprays for the cover of my art journal.

After that, I took Oakleaf Olive embossing powder which consists of the embossing powder and very fine mica, so when I poured it onto a clean light bulb, the mica remained on the glass. Then I sprayed the sparkles gently with a hair spray (or you can use an art fixative) to fix them. I also stamped a Medium Bee w/Tiny Bee Stampotique stamp with an embossing ink on a tracing paper and hot embossed it with Midnight Bronze embossing powder from Lindy’s.


Finally, I stamped here and there with Upholstered and Abstract Foliage Stampotique stamps and glued all the embellishments. Here is the result!

And some close-ups.



I prepared a video tutorial for you, hope you will enjoy it. You can watch it below or on Lindy’s Stamp Gang Youtube Channel.


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