DIY Winter Blooms Journal with Martina

Hello Everyone!
Martina (aka Frau Pony) here – I’m beyond excited to share my very first post for Lindy’s with you!   I’ll be creating a DIY winter blossom journal that you can easily make yourself, plus a few pages inside so you get lots of ideas to start your own journal.

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I’ll start as usual, by listing everything I’ll be using to create this project:

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Making the Cover

To start the project, I applied a thin layer of gesso to the canvas using a palette knife

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As soon as the canvas is completely dry, I looked through my stash for a stamp that matches well with my photos, and then I used versamark ink to stamp the flower on the canvas.

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Add some white Lindy’s embossing powder on top.

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Luckily, it’s really easy to put the excess powder back into the container.

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And this is just a nice close-up of some beautiful heat embossed flowers :)

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To get some color on the canvas I prepared the Magicals, a brush and lots of clear water. After applying some clear water to my canvas, I started to add Magicals little-by-little.

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I started with the lightest color and ended up with the darkest color.  Between adding more colors, I tilted the canvas to get some extra movement.  This is how the canvas looked like before putting it away to let it dry.

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Make Background Papers

Whilst the canvas cover is set aside to dry, I colored some papers with Magicals, by picking up some of the powder with a fan brush and dabbing it off onto the paper.  These are great for creating custom die cuts that will perfectly match your pages!

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Then, start spraying the powder on the paper with water.

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I repeated all the steps using every color I listed and set the papers aside to dry.

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Making the Pages

Now its time to build the pages.
To get an idea for the next steps, I have set up all the bits and pieces I’d like to use below.

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Start to build the pages by stamping on some Moon Shadow Mist which I sprayed on my glass mat to pick it up with a clear stamp.

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After that, I mixed some Magical powder and water on my glass mat and added it on another clear stamp.  Using this mixture, I just stamped over the first layer.

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During the drying time, I used a piece of scrap paper to test if I prefer black or grey ink to stamp on my project (sometimes it pays to test this first!).

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To bind my album I grabbed some string and added a rubber band (elastic cord)  and little charms to tie the album up.

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Just a few stitches in the spine and the album is ready to get filled up.

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Since the pages are already prepared I didn’t use much more than a photo, some colored die cuts (made with the colored papers we created earlier), and some layered fussy cuts bits and bobs to finish each page.

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Tadaaaa! This is it…

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Lindy’s Gang Products

Other Products

  • Alexandra renke die vogelbeeren, alexandra renke die 3 zapfen, alexandra renke clear stamps “meet me under the mistletoe”, alexandra renke clear stamps “favorite season”, archival ink in jet black, and versa fine in smokey gray

Thank you so much for stopping by!

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