Sep 7, 2017

Eileen Hull Journal Die Beginner Mixed Media Tutorial


It's time for a new challenge at Stamps & Stencils and our hostess Rachel has chosen the theme Metallics.  She says, "This month I would like you to make a piece involving metallics in some way - it could be metallic paints, rusted metal techniques, actual bits of metal, metal foil ....the possibilities are endless - also please use stamps and/or stencils. Have fun!"


Lately I can think of no better substrate than the Eileen Hull Sizzix Scoreboard Journal die.  I decided to do a Finnabair inspired cover with metallic paints.  I raided my box of chipboard and found these feathers I had cut and embossed for a project and never used.  I thought they would make a fun dream catcher.  The medallion is from Recollections and the Dream is either Recollections or Heidi Swap.  I never save the packaging...  I stenciled a black chipboard cover (thanks Bonnie!) and then glued my elements in place.  I added some Art Stones, then went over the entire panel with black gesso.


This is such a fun and easy beginner mixed media experiment.  Once everything is painted black, you only need to dry brush the metallic paints to create highlights.


I used Lumiere paints that I have had for about ten years.  They are almost dried up, but that gave them a wax/paste like consistency that worked well for this project.  I did blue, then wanted green but it was totally hardened.  After blue, I added white, then bronze.


I left it like this for a day, then came back and added deeper color to the dream catcher for better contrast.


I wasn't happy with the Dream word and wanted even more contrast, so I gently tapped embossing ink onto the word and embossed with gold EP.


I finished my journal with black paper signatures and hope to use this as a gift.  I think a white pigment pen or set of gelli roller pens would be great for using this as a Zen Doodle journal.  My binding is a pamphlet stitch, described in THIS post.  This time I let the tails of my threads hang outward so I could add some charms and a tassel.  I hope you like it and are inspired to play along with our challenge at Stamps and Stencils!


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31 comments:

  1. such a fabulous journal cover Autumn and thank you for sharing the details

    Best wishes
    Annie xx

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  2. You've gone for the dark side and it's stunning! Love the gilding and final glitz, another amazing textured journal Autumn....all I can say is great minds! :)) hugs Ruth xxx

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  3. What an amazing project Autumn - love the metallic effects you have gained. I have softened dry Lumiere with water to re-activate them - you have to be patient, but it works :-)
    Blessings
    Maxine

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  4. amazing texture on this Autumn - I love it and the colours are fabulous! Big hugs rachel x

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  5. Stunning! Love all the texture, the colour and the bling. Once you painted the journal black it was interesting reading where you journal went. Amazing...as always x

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  6. Oh my gosh - this journal is an eyecatcher! AMAZING!

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  7. Love the texture you've created!

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  8. WOW! You are SO GOOD at this style Autumn! Just beautiful! Thanks so much for joining us at The Sisterhood’s ‘Anything Goes’ challenge and please come back again soon!
    Darlene
    one of the 'Sistahs'
    The Sisterhood of Crafters
    DAR’S CRAFTY CREATIONS Please come for a visit!

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  9. It's wonderful, Autumn!!! Love all that texture!!!

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  10. Oh so pretty! I really love the black gesso and the various colors shimmering on the cover. I have never used black gesso but I think I am going to have to get me some!
    Kate

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  11. A stunning journal Autumn! Love the colours against the black. Thank you for joining us at Creative Artiste this month, Jane (DT) :) x http://creativeartistemixedmedia.blogspot.co.uk

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  12. Absolutely stunning, Autumn!! The texture is amazing!! I love seeing how it all came together!! This is fabulous, my friend!! Have a great day!! Big hugs :)

    Lisa
    A Mermaid's Crafts

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  13. Wonderful cover Autumn, the metalic highligghts look amazing and the textures are gorgeous!! A very dramatic effect!

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  14. This is absolutely stunning! A true work of art! Thanks for joining us this week at Use Your Stuff! Amanda - DT

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  15. Amazing textures and a gorgeous mixed media design xxx

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  16. Beautiful, gilded journal Autumn ! The layers of metallic highlighting are gorgeous. Sue C x

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  17. Gorgeous Autumn! Love it! Thank you for sharing it with us, at Day Dreamer Challenges. Hugs, Nora.

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  18. Loving the beautiful dream catcher Autumn and the golden 'dream' looks amazing! Hugs, Anne xx

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  19. Oh, Autumn, this is just stunning! You have me looking at the die set (like I need any more dies! LOL). Love every detail but the metallics are incredible. Thank you for playing with the Sisterhood of Stampers! Please join us again soon.

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  20. Wow. This is totally awesome! Thanks for playing along at Use Your Stuff - Gail

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  21. Hi Eileen! These are both so amazing, but I do love the denim blues one you've captured with the gold. Really, really awesome! Thanks so much for joining my 100th True Blue Blog Challenge :)

    Jeannie T.
    https://dragonflyjourneys.blogspot.com/2017/09/challenge-no-100-true-blue.html

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  22. An amazing transformation and something I could try, thanks to all your details.

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  23. WOW Autumn, totally gorgeous and delish! The textures scream "feel me" and your use of metallics on the black just brilliant!!
    Jackie xx

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  24. So fun and such a good basic technique to try. It looks like you had fun with the signatures as well and those little trinkets hanging of the binding are totes awesome sauce! Beautiful design! That Die is on my wish list. Hugz!

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  25. This is gorgeous! Thanks so much for sharing with us at Use Your Stuff! -Lori DT

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  26. Beautiful :) Thanks for joining us at Use Your Stuff :)
    Tina-DT

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  27. Oh this is scrummy! Love the colours and texture, and your DIY dreamcatcher. Gorgeous. Thank you for entering your project at Rhedd’s Creative Spirit. Sammy-x

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  28. In a word..stunning. Loving the textures and colours. I have some of those Lumiere paints, so I may have to drag them out of the cupboard and use them..Thanks for the tip.
    Thank you for joining in with our challenge at Rhedd's Creative Spirit...x

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  29. Wow, such drama, Autumn - this is so full of texture and the gleam of the metallics over the black is amazing.
    Alison x

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