Jan 21, 2016

Vintage Mixed Media Altered Mini Journal

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Hello sweet friends!  This month there were so many challenge in blog land that inspired me and made me want to create more than ever!  What a fabulous way to spend a cool winter day.  But since I was super sick last week I felt like I would never accomplish all of my goals, so I sat and watched creative YouTube videos for hours on end and thought up wild ideas of projects I would do...

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I was very inspired by the videos on mixed media by Lindy's Stamp Gang, Prima and 13arts.  What seemed like the most unproductive week of my life, actually was a very great learning experience and I feel more confident than ever playing with some new techniques.  I decided to give this canvas journal I picked up at Old Navy a few years ago a makeover.

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I have been so fond of Prima products for many years, but have always found it difficult to find them.  Good news, Linda from the Funkie Junkie Boutique has just stocked her shelves with preorders of tons and tons of Prima's best new goods!  Way to go Linda!!!  Do check it out and fill up your cart!

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I had just ordered some fabulous new Prima goods, including this coolest doily stamp, this lovely antique lady and gentlemen stamp, and several Finnabair background stamps (these dots and script are some of them).

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So I just played, and played and played.  This was so much fun and although it scared me to death, in the end I really liked my journal makeover.

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I love the mica powders, the beads, and the overall inky washes.  So fun!
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My eldest daughter says this is definitely not her favorite thing I've done and it's strange to pile all these goods together this way, but for now I'm loving it and wanting to explore it more.  What do you think?
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This Victorian stamp just wows me and I love it as the focal point.  I think it is the prettiest Valentine image.  And I'm always happy to use antique lace in any project, so to me it's a win win.

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Pia S said...

What a transformation! It looks impressive, so much texture, bits and pieces, what a great job you did putting everything together. I have some small books that need to get a makeover, not canvas, but glitter and kraft ones, they've been on the same spot on my desk for about a year, waiting for me to get inspiration to decorate them. Maybe now is the time...

Juliz Design Post said...

Oh my goodness Autumn, this is a fabulous transformation. I love the stamped image it's stunning as the focal point and to mix with all those textures and lace is so pretty. Hope your feeling better now.
Hugs, Julie x

rachel said...

my word Autumn - you're on fire - I adore this - its truely beautiful! Hugs rachel x

Hettie said...

Wow! This is wonderful. Love it.

Words and Pictures said...

Gorgeous mixed media work, Autumn - I love how you've layered up the textures and colours. Love 13Arts, so very happy to hear you've been inspired by their videos too... this is magical. And I hope it's magicked you back to health too!
Alison x

Lisa said...

It looks amazing!! I love the transformation!! The textures and colors are absolutely gorgeous!! What a beautiful image!! This is stunning, Autumn!! Wow!! Have a great evening!! Big hugs :)

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kiwimeskreations said...

Autumn I totally disagree with your daughter - this is gorgeous - I just wish i could see and feel it IRL!!

brenda said...

A glorious piece of artwork Autumn.

B x

Lula said...

Love your canvas make over Autumn! All of those layers and amazing textures! Hugs!

Pamellia said...

Wow Autumn, this is incredible!! I feel the same way about Prima products, I just love them but there's no place around here to buy them. I'm really excited about Linda stocking up on Prima in the store, I'm buying two of everything!! haha!!

Your finished piece is just stunning, I love that lady stamp and the doily too. Your colours work so well together and the microbeads are always an amazing addition to any mixed media piece!! LOVE IT!!!

Thank you so much for joining us at Anything But Cute for our 'Bring in the New' challenge! Hugs, Pamellia DT :)

sarascloset said...

Well, there's nothing like a little YouTube video time to get those creative juices flowing...at least you are proof of that! autumn, I disagree with your daughter...this IS MY favorite thing you've done. At least until the next time. :):) I agree, that victorian stamped image is just lovely, and I can see you getting a lot of use out of it. Those colors, that glitter and microbeads...OH MY, I'm in love!

And while I'm here...Thank you for joining our Ring Out the Old, Bring in the New challenge at Anything But Cute! Hugs! Sara Emily DT

Petra Swart said...

For sure a winning project, Autumn!!! Wonderful combination of colours and lovely elements!!! Beautifully done!!!! That stamped image is really lovely!!! Hope you're feeling much better by now and aren't it so inspiring to spend time watching videos, hey!!!!
Have a great weekend!!!

Diana Taylor said...

Wow, this is beautiful - I love the layers and the gorgeous textures, and especially the use of the lace and that beautiful central image - just fabulous.

Unknown said...

I am just falling more and more and more in love with your art work Autumn. It just seems to me like each project is a step above the last. This is COMPLETELY STUNNING. Of course, I love the Victorian era so that makes me a bit prejudiced in that regard however... it's not just that! It's just the colors and the layers and the glamour. The metal embellishments are perfect. It's just all soooo sooo sooo ENCHANTINGLY BEAUTIFUL. j.

Jenny Marples said...

God bless YouTube! Exactly where I go when my mojo ups and leaves. This is a fabulous canvas Autumn. Love the colours and all those layered textures. Jenny x

Mrs.B said...

Beautiful transformation of the journal cover Autumn, it's a gorgeous image surrounded by all t hose lovely layers.
Avril xx

Lynne Moncrieff said...

So very beautiful and gorgeously elegant with the stamp choice and the prettiest of colours. A beautiful way of mixed media meets feminine and the texture is sensational.

Yenni Natalia said...

This is superb! I love to see mixed media but dont know how to do. scared ruin everything :) i am so sorry for being away from bloggie land for very long time. was feeling very sick for a couple weeks. Luckily i managed to create few scheduled posts :)

Mimi said...

Oh, I love it, Autumn! Very, very cool! All of the layers and textures... I'd eat it if I could! (Okay, that sounded wierd... I wouldn't really eat it...) but I think it looks awesome. The beads topped it off.

experiments in paper said...

Stunning cover!! Love your composition, and those colors, and the yummy textures!! You-tube certainly inspired you - this is just gorgeous! And so glad to hear Linda is carrying Prima - going to go check that out, as that doily stamp looks fantastic. xxx Lynn

Jinny Newlin said...

Swoon! Gorgeous color and texture here, Autumn! I just want to reach through the screen and run my fingers over it ;). And that vintage image is so pretty!

Marta Dębicka said...

Beautiful journal! I really love it :) Thank you for playing with 13arts' challenge!

Pawsitively Creative said...

I disagree with your daughter because this design is fantabulous and so layered! Yummy! It's good to get the creative juices flowing and trying new things. Scary, but good! That central image is so marvelous and you showcased it perfectly! Wowzers! Awesome sauce design and details!

Thanks for joining in our "Ring Out the Old, Bring in the New" challenge at Anything But Cute. Hugz. ~Niki DT

Redanne said...

Definitely a win/win Autumn, your cover is quite simply stunning! I adore the vintage image and I love all the wonderful embellishments you have added to compliment the image. Great colours and wonderful composition too!

Thanks so much for joining in our 'Ring out the Old, Bring in the New' challenge at Anything But Cute. Hugs, Anne DT xx

Olenkaja said...

Wooow. Beautiful mixed media journal! Magic! I like it :)

Samra said...

Beautifully done! Thank you so much for joining our Ring Out the Old, Bring in the New challenge at Anything But Cute!

Samra DT
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Cec said...

Absolutely fantastic makeover. Love the texture, the vintage image and all the shimmer and shine. Thanks for joining us at Anything But Cute.

crafty-stamper said...

Absolutely fabulous makeover love the vintage image,great texture and fabulous embellishments and layers
Carol x

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