I started with Dina's 5x8" journal.
I laid the journal open - pages down, propped up the lower side to make an even surface, and painted the cover with black gesso. I used a small paint brush to fill in color around the band.
I chose a variety of paints, stencils, stamps, and mark making tools to decorate the cover using tips and techniques I learned from Seth and MaryBeth.
I worked in layers, my first layer was adding coloring, while letting some of black show through. The second layer I started creating texture with gesso, mark making tools and I also used some of Seth's new stamps - love them! I heat embossed them in white to make them really stand out. I could have stopped here because I really liked the design, but I wanted more color. :)
Next was the glazing layer.
I continued adding detail with some of Seth's stencils (new and former release) which are made by StencilGirl, June StencilClub stencils, doodling with high flow paint, and mark making tools until I was happy with the results. I had a great time!
Take care and STAY POSITIVE!