Mixed Media Notebook Cover Tutorial by Maria Lillepruun


This is my last post Lindy´s Gang blog. What an amazing journey it has been!!! I spent two wonderful years in a great company with so many amazing artists around. THANK YOU LINDY´S GANG!

So for my final post, I chose to make a tutorial on my favorite topic – the notebook cover. One of the best ways to use wonderful Lindy´s Gang products is on a black mixed media background, creating subtle shades and shimmer on the project. Here is my new take on this classic idea.

Enjoy the video!


  1. I took a handmade journal, which I planned to use as my art journal, and covered its cardstock cover with black gesso. Then I attached the chipboard wings and the head figurine to the front cover. The chipboard is easily glued with gesso, the figurine is attached with a thick layer of PVA.
  2. Then, I applied the texture to the cover, using the black texture paste and the stencil.
  3. After everything was dry, I added some shades of color and shimmer to the cover, using Lindy´s Gang sprays Bombshell Black Shimmer Spray, Witch’s Potion Purple Shimmer Spray, Tawny Turquoise Vintage Spray, Gossamer Gold Vintage Spray.
  4. Later, I covered some parts of the cover with gilding glue and attached some gold foil here and there. Then, I colored the gold with Witch’s Potion Purple Shimmer Spray, which looks just stunning on the golden metallic background.
  5. I also decided to enrich the background with text stamps, using King Midas Gold and Obviously Black embossing powders.
  6. As a final touch, I added some black microbeads around the front figurine, and brought out the texture on the cover, using white gold art wax.
  7. When the cover was totally dry, I sprayed it over with a glossy acrylic varnish to make it more durable.

Lindy’s Products

Other Products:

  • Handmade journal (The Journal Shop by Myrto), Black Heavy Gesso, 3D Gloss Gel, white gold wax and clear text stamp (all by Finnabair / Prima Marketing Inc), chipboard (Wycinanka), stencil (A. B. Studio), black texture paste (Stamperia), PVA glue, air-hardening clay figurine, gold foil, gilding glue, embossing ink (Tsukineko), black microbeads, acrylic gloss varnish.

Thank you very much for your attention!

All the best,


Maria Lillepruun

Mixed media artist, crafter, scrapbooker & educator based in Estonia. Web: www.MagicAtticDesign.com YouTube: Maria Lillepruun Instagram: @magic_attic_maria Facebook: Magic Attic Design

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