The Joy of Journal Making
Prima Marketing are back on The Craft Store for a brand-new One Day Special showcasing the Altered Journal Kit. This includes a chipboard journal, printed tissue paper sheets, a stencil, stamp and an altered card set.
Tune in from 6pm Monday 16th March to 6pm Tuesday 17th March to see Leonie Pujol on-air with the kit. Leonie has worked with the Prima Finnabair range on a regular basis and speaking about it recently said: “It feels like they’ve been in my crafting life forever, so to be able to do a One Day special is fabulous”.
Most of the products that you’ll see featured on the shows will be from their multi-purpose mixed media Finnabair range. You’ll have the chance to see patina pastes, moulds, washi tape, sculpture medium, resin frames and stamps Click here to take a look at some of the Finnabair range we have as there’s something for everyone!
5 Steps To Making An Art Journal
Ahead of the show, why not refresh yourself with the joy that crafting an art journal can bring. Here’s 5 steps to making a journal with some ideas to try.
1.The front cover of an art journal is chance to have fun with the design. With the altered journal kit from Prima you’ll find all various embellishments that are ideal to use. Some chipboard, resins and paper flowers will give you a starting off point.
2. Arrange them to create a focal point in the centre of the book cover. The nice thing about an Art journal project is that you can play around with the composition until you’re happy with the way it looks.
3. When it comes to the different types of pages within the journal, try to use a mixture. By using some that are transparent you can put your own art journaling papers or with canvas pages that you can alter.
4. Create some texture in the background of the page. To do this you can use some modelling paste and apply through a stencil using a silicon brush.
5. Once the paste dries, add some type of colourful medium like paint or spray. This enables the texture to stand out. It’s also a good idea to heat set the page when you’ve finished applying the modelling paste. You can let it air dry or use a heat tool that will dry it really quickly.
These are just a few suggestions that will help spark your creativity. Don’t forget you can also share your completed altered art journal with us on social media. We’ll love to see your completed project.