Friday, March 23, 2018

Dream Chipboard Art Journal with Deb Riddell

Before Deb shares her project, Karen and I would like to thank Deb for all of her beautiful work over the last two years, it has been wonderful to have you on the team. We wish you continued success and we will definitely make sure to keep up with what you are doing in blog land. 
Now let's let Deb take over and share with you her project.


Hello and thank you for stopping by, it’s Deb Riddell here with you today to share a tutorial on how to make my Dream chipboard art journal.

I used a couple of the inner ‘pages’ from the Sprocket Album, Fence Pattern chipboard, Wild Flower Bouquet, Dandelion Seed Stems and Dream Fun Word.  Read on for the how to!

I started by applying DecoArt Media Gesso and Crackle Paste randomly to the fronts and backs of two Sprocket Album pages.  The front of the front journal cover only had the white gesso applied to it but all other surfaces got some of the crackle paste applied here and there as well.

On the front cover, washes of DecoArt Media fluid acrylics in shades of green and blue were applied over the gesso with some spritzes and runs of water.  Diluted Titanium White Media fluid acrylic paint was spattered overtop and then the cover was randomly stamped with the Ledger Script stamp and Vintage Photo Distress Archival ink.

The back cover was finger painted with Distress Crayons in shades of green and blue and then stenciled through the Bubble layering stencil with a darker shade of blue Distress Crayon.  Diluted Titanium White Media fluid acrylic paint was then flicked and spattered onto the cover.

Inner pages for the art journal were folded and torn to size from watercolour paper and mixed media paper.

The Fence Pattern chipboard piece was sponged with Paynes Grey Media fluid acrylic and while the paint was still wet, Hammered Metal embossing powder from Emerald Creek Craft Supplies was sprinkled over top.  The chipboard was heated from below to activate the embossing powder once the paint had dried (to prevent the larger ‘chunks’ of the embossing powder from blowing off).

The Dream Fun Word was covered with Rebekah Meier Designs Mixed Media Medium and once it had dried clear and tacky, Vintage Tin Mixed Media Transfer Foil was burnished overtop.

Both the Wild Flower Bouquet and Dandelion Seed Stem were painted with Titanium White Media fluid acrylic and then a wash of Interference Gold was added over top.  Once the paint had dried, some Platinum Stickles Glitter glue was finger painted overtop the chipboard pieces for a bit more sparkle.

The Fence Pattern chipboard was then glued onto the front cover and once it had dried thoroughly, the edges of the Fence Pattern piece that were overhanging the edges of the cover were trimmed off with an exacto knife.

And then the art journal was assembled, the Dream Fun Word was adhered to the top left corner of the front cover on top of the Fence Pattern.

The Wild Flower Bouquet was added below and to the right of the Dream Fun Word;

And the Dandelion Seed Stem added at the bottom left.

The stems of the florals that were extending beyond the edges of the album cover were trimmed off with the exacto knife once they were glued securely in place.

The inner pages were then sandwiched between the two covers and tied into place with some lengths of Linen Ribbon so that they could be removed or added as needed.

Here’s a look at the back cover.

And here’s the first page of my art journal, I’m all ready for some fun mixed media experimentation!

Hope that you’ve enjoyed seeing how it came together and that you’ve been inspired to make one of your own, it’s easy and fun with Southern Ridge Trading Company chipboard.

Southern Ridge Trading Company Supplies Used:

Other Supplies Used:

- DecoArt Media: Fluid Acrylic Paint, Gesso and Crackle Paste
- Therm O Web: Rebekah Meier Designs Mixed Media Medium and Rebekah Meier Designs Mixed Media Transfer Foil
- Ranger Ink: Distress Crayons and Stickles Glitter Glue
- Stampers Anonymous: Ledger Script Stamp and Bubble Layering Stencil
- Advantus: Linen Ribbon
- Emerald Creek Craft Supplies: Hammered Metal Embossing powder
- Miscellaneous: Watercolour Paper, Mixed Media Paper, Liquid Adhesive, Palette Knife, Exacto Knife, Paint Brush and Makeup Sponge

This will be my last post as a member of Southern Ridge Trading Company’s Design Team and I just wanted to take this opportunity to thank Karen Beaupre, the lovely owner of Southern Ridge, for the opportunity to be on her team and to design with her fabulous chipboard.  I’d also like to thank Katelyn Grosart, our fearless design team leader, for her support and encouragement over the last couple of years. It’s been so much fun and a great honour to be part of this fabulous team and I wish you all much continued success!

Thanks as always for stopping by today and happy creating,

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