Monday, June 13, 2016

A Floral Mixed Media Altered Composition Book

 Sharing one of the composition books I started altering last night. I used a matte medium and layers of acrylic and distress paints to start out with.
 Dot fade and splatter stencils were applied to the front cover with texture paste. Laying a few pieces of tulle down, and covering the composition book again with a matte medium.
Letting it dry overnight so I could began the fun part today-
which is the embellishments!
I used both tacky glue and a hot glue gun to adhere the embellishments to the front cover.
Tucking a couple pieces of white netting under the flowers.
Most of the Stamping was done in black archival ink, but I used my DIY combination of Bubblegum Pink and Calypso Teal archival inks also.

This is not the vision I had started with, but the end result!
Which is okay because I had fun with it!

Back Cover

Happy Flowers by Stamplorations was stenciled on the back of the comp book with texture paste. A piece of tulle was added for some texture and covered with a little white acrylic paint. Stamping randomly in black and DIY archival inks to finish the back cover.

Supplies Used:
Composition Book
Matte Medium
Red & White Acrylic Paints
Texture Paste
Hot Glue Gun
Tacky Glue
    Dot Fade
    Happy Flowers
 Tim Holtz Stamps
Stamplorations Butterfly Stamp & Sentiment
Black Archival Ink
DIY Archival Ink in Bubble Gum Pink & Calypso Teal
  Distress Paints:
   Black Soot
   Festive Berries
   Dusty Concord
Paper Flowers
Small Tag
To Plant A Garden Sentiment (print out from computer)
Brown Lace Piece
White Netting Material
Piece of Black Netting
Fabric Leaves
Chipboard Key
White Paper Frame
Metal Butterfly

Playing in the following challenges:

Stamps & Stencils Challenge-Floral Frenzy

  Craft Stamper Take It Make It June Challenge-Lets Get Inky
(I used Black and Bubblegum Pink/Calypso Teal Archival Inks)

Happy Little Stampers Mixed Media June Challenge-Texture


  1. Lovely project the flowers are beautiful ! Thanks for joining us at Stamps and Stencils. Sue C x

  2. Such a pretty alteration. Thanks for joining the Stencil Sunday Mixed Media Challenge this month. Carol DT x

  3. OH, this is truly inspirational - it never occured to me to alter a composition book and it looks so yummy and fun that I just want to open it and start writing! (and I AGEE, embellishing is the best part!) THANK YOU for joining us over at STAMPlorations for the June Mixed Media Challenge and I hope to see more of you amazingness in the months to come!


Happy Creating! T.