· Mountains Are Calling Stencil
· Centered Stencil
· Rubbermoon CENTER OF THE UNIVERSE stamp
· Moleskine journal
· Acrylic paint
· Mod Podge
· Gelli Arts Gel Printing Plate
1. PREP THE BLANK SLATE
I am of the mind that one cannot have enough blank books around the house, so it was with great excitement that some arty friends and I busted open a pack of blank Moleskine journals this week to alter. I started with a layer of Gesso. Think sloppy, fast painting.
2. LAYERING THE ACRYLICS
Remember how fun it was to finger paint as a child? Using a Gel Printing Plate is nearly as enjoyable and almost as messy. Add colors of acrylic to the plate, blend using a roller, and lay down your stencils. For this cover, I used the river and sun portions of the Mountains Are Calling along with the Centered stencils. I was pretty happy with the bright greens of Centered, along with its placement flanking both sides of the journal’s spine.
3. STAMP & X-ACTO
Stamp CENTER OF THE UNIVERSE on a pretty blue piece of scrapbooking paper. Trim around the outer circle. I used my X-Acto Knife to cut the sky from the inner circle. This allowed my bright acrylics to serve as a bright sky. I even trimmed and adhered the tiny moon.
4. POETRY JOURNAL COMPLETE
Once the glue is dry, add a layer of Mod Podge. Next step? Write and write and write!