Hello there crafty friends, and happy December! I am participating in a Facebook Christmas gift exchange, and I created this notebook for the person whose name I was given.
The notebook, purchased at Dollarama, was almost exactly the same shade as my grey gesso, so it was very easy to paint over the cover, which originally contained a phrase lettered in gold. I then attached my embellishments and stencilled with texture paste before adding another coat of the gesso. The chipboard frame is from Gypsy Soul Laser Cuts and the resin feathers are from Prima.
When the gesso was dry, I added some turquoise, amethyst and gold mists, then rubbed Finnabair waxes in Peacock, Royal Robes and Rose Gold here and there, using them to emphasize detail in the embellishments and stencilling. Another layer of misting completed the process. This project came together quickly and was a pleasure to create; I hope the recipient will be pleased with it.
I wish you a wonderful December and a lovely Christmas, and I hope the new year brings you all the best...