Victorian Notebook by Olga Siedlecka

I would like to deal with you with some tips on creating something girlish, sentimental and handy – a notebook with mixed media cover.


I started with preparing the center piece of my composition. I transferred a vintage picture onto a square of canvas thanks to gel medium and then chose both romantic and soft toned elements to the cover to be.
I glued down the transfer along with a few circles onto the background. Both the circles and the background had been cut out from the same sheet of paper.
I stamped the cover with handwritten and numeral patterns and also added some dots and stars.
I painted the chosen areas with copper, gold and rusty shades of acrylic paints. The outcome turned out to be messy and shimmering.


When everything was dry I used numeral and handwritten designs of stencils to add some dimention feeling to the composition. When using them I apllied a thick coat of modelling paste with a pallete knife. When the paste was dump I sprinkled it with shiny micro beads and let them stick to the paper.


I couln’t resist and added even more colours using pink and red crayons. As a final step I doodled a bit with a black fine liner and then splashed the whole with black india ink. When the work was finished I glued it down to the notebook and hid the fixing under a stripe of washi tape… and girlish journal was ready!

Supplies used:
7 Dots Studio – Nature Walk – Clear Stamps
7 Dots Studio – Cold Country – Clear Stamps
7 Dots Studio – Yuletide – Clear Stamps
7 Dots Studio – Lost and Found – Clear Stamps
7 Dots Studio – Dreamer – Sweet Dreams
UmWowStudio – Lost and Found – Measuring Tape Stencil

Have a creative and relaxing weekend!

Album video tutorial by Elena Morgun

Hello everybody!
Elena Morgun here today. I would like to share my newest masculine mini album. I love 7Dots products for their flexibility. You can create tender projects, but also you can create something serious for men. And in any case you get a beautiful result and a lot of enjoyment from the process.
In this masculine mini album I used different collections. It has 4 spreads, a lot of secrets and places for photos. Soft cover and handmade binding always give a feeling of a substential product :)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


And I added some paints as accents which made the project actually “mine”.
I created a video to show you the creation of one of the spreads. In the second video you’ll see the review of the whole album with its secrets.
Happy crafting!


Supplies:

7 Dots Studio – Lost and Found – pad 6×6
7 Dots Studio – Lost and Found – Tags 12×12
7 Dots Studio – Lost and Found – Die-cut Elements 6×12
7 Dots Studio – Lost and Found – Clear Stamps
7 Dots Studio – Lost and Found – Word Stickers 6×12
7 Dots Studio – Yuletide – pad 6×6
7 Dots Studio – Destination Unknown – Word Stickers 6×12
7 Dots Studio – Destination Unknown – Die-cut Elements 6×12
7 Dots Studio – Cold Country – Clear Stamps
7 Dots Studio – Dreamer – City Lights
UmWowStudio – Lost and Found – Measuring Tape Stencil

The pieces of the puzzle

This family was rather odd: a Victorian patriarch, his dominated wife, pristine daughters, a lukewarm nephew and intrusive two-faced relatives. Their elegant house was a rather dishororable and claustrophobic place where every small talk was like a battle in the guise of respect and politeness.

Wonderful Cold Country collection is a neverending source of inspiration for me. I never get enough of these vintage portraits.

I used:

7 Dots Studio – Cold Country – Die-cut Elements 12×12
7 Dots Studio – Cold Country – Clear Stamps
7 Dots Studio – Lost and Found – Tags 12×12
7 Dots Studio – Lost and Found – Stained
7 Dots Studio – Dreamer – City Lights

UmWowStudio – Lost and Found – Measuring Tape Stencil

Have a nice day!