Personalize a Diary

Personalize a Diary

Posted by DecoArt on Jan 20th 2015

Enhance and personalize a plain Diary with a variety of textures and rich colours from the DecoArt Media product line

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The Back cover detail shows the fabulous intense and vibrant colours of the Media Acrylics and fab effects created with Texture Mediums.

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Back Cover embellishment with crackle paste and the beautiful iridescent Interference paint Violet

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I started by sanding the covers and spine to assist with keying as the cover was metallic and quite glossy and applied a layer of Matte Medium as a base.

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Apply Media Gesso White.

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Applied Crackle Paste through a stencil

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Applied Modelling Paste through a stencil randomly.

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Applied Crackle Paint and Paste to the chipboard numbers

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I arranged the numbers and embellishments and glued and applied a coat of Gesso

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I made an additional heart for the back cover by drawing around the wooden heart used on the front cover.

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This was cut from chipboard the edges were sanded before applying Crackle Paste

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I applied a mix of Cobalt Blue Hue, Quinacridone Violet and Titanium White to the centre.


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Working gradually darker to the edges with a mix of Cobalt and Dioxadine Purple

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Applied Titanium White Antiquing Cream to the lighter side of the Cracked heart and Carbon Black Antiqing Cream to the darker side Highlighted with Violet Inteference Paint.

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Front Cover embellishment and texture detail.

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Additional details.

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