Travel Brag Book

Travel Brag Book

Posted by DecoArt on Mar 1st 2016

I've altered the cover of a Fancy Pants Brag Book - Artist Edition for my upcoming vacation in May. This is the perfect project to complete before a trip and fill with memories after!

Items Needed:


Paint cover with black Gesso and let dry.

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Apply a layer of Americana Wethered Wood Crackle Medium and let dry.

This medium is needed - underneath a layer of Media Crackle Paint - to achieve mega crackles.

I recommend to watch the step by step video from Andy Skinner:

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Use the Mixed Media Stencil "Shedded" by Andy Skinner and apply Modeling Paste.

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Use a palette knife to put on a thick layer of Crackle Paint on top of the Americana Weathered Wood Crackle Medium.

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Let all your layers of different mediums air-dry.

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Prime chipboards with a layer of Gesso.

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Paint chipboards with Media Fluid Acrylics Transparent Yellow Iron Oxide.

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Don't paint too neat, splodges give a grungy look.

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Stamp small script with Archival ink on top.

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Apply a layer of Media Crackle Glaze on the chipboards.

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The different mediums are dry now and you've achieved mega crackles.

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I hand - sewed a little border around my picture. Glued the picture to black cardstock. Mounted everything to a ripped piece of corrugated cardboard, which was painted with white Gesso around the border.

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Adhere the picture / corrugated cardstock assemble to the cover.

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Mix Ultra-Matte Varnish with Media Fluid Acrylics Paynes Grey and paint on the whole cover / chipboard etc and let dry.

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Apply thin layer of Media Fluid Acrylics Paynes Grey followed by Media Fluid Acrylics Quinacridone Gold.

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Mount on the metal handle and other embellishments.

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Adhere chipboard words

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Mix Media Fluid Acrylics Titan Buff with Media Fluid Acrylics Prussian Blue Hue and paint the chipboards.  

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Dry brush leftover paint to some spots of the cover and embellishments.

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Dry brush Media Fluid Acrylics Medium Grey Value 6 to some spots for highlights.

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Paint Media Gloss Varnish over the whole cover besides the picture and the metal embellishments.

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