Wednesday, July 17, 2013

Vintage Book Art Journal

Hello Crafters!

Wow!!! last night was sure a full house!!! and I sure missed being with you all.
for those that have missed the announcement we are doing a show every other tuesday so next tuesday there will not be a show plus it's CHA week which means I will be in Las Vegas taking a peek at all the new fabulous product that will be coming our way!
So last night I took an old encyclopedia and turned it in to an art journal with just a few easy steps.  Check out the video for the full class details but here is the photos of the cover and one of the inside pages we created live.  Thanks again for your continued amazing support!!

Products used:

  • Prima Printery A4 Paper Pad
  • Prima Lattice Stencil 564230
  • Prima Flower Sunrise Sunset collection Stencil 960162
  • Prima Sizzix Die "Classique"
  • Sizzix Tim Holtz - Weathered Clock
  • Sizzix Tim Holtz Movers and shapers Postage
  • Tim Holtz Idea-ology Ornate Plates
  • Lindy's Stamp Gang - Tainted Love Teal Starburst Spray
  • Lindy's Stamp Gang - T-Bird Turquoise Flat Fabio
  • Lindy's Stamp Gang - Royal Emerald Fire Glitz Spritz
  • Washi Tape
  • Liquitex Gesso
  • Liquitex Modeling paste
  • Liquitex Matt Gel Medium
  • Vintage Encyclopedia
  • Unity Stamps "Layers of Life" July Stamp Set
  • Black Stazon ink
  • Jacquard Lumiere paint - Pearlescent Turquoise
  • Prima Snow Drop Roses 565756
  • Prima Joulee Quartz 567088
  • Prima Giselle Haze 566388


  1. Gorgeous. I wish I could spend a day inside your creative mind..

  2. watched the video this morning :) looks fantastic and has inspired me to have a go at some new techniques!
    Really enjoy seeing your creative process.
    Thanks for sharing
    luv Renee

  3. Such a pretty design, this really reminds me of a journal cover I did not so long ago :)

    1. Thanks Georgia! I haven't seen your journal cover but will go check it out!

  4. Just amazing Limor! Your talent is phenomenal!! This is so original & stunning - you have such a cool, totally inimitable style all of your own!

  5. Love this Limor and I was wondering what to do to make the pages of a book more sturdy. I'm guessing you must have to rip out some pages as the embellishments make it thicker. You also answered my question on how to protect the cover of a book when using gesso. Thank you. I love the soft colors of this also. I've been scrapping for the Best Grandson Toddler in the World and find I'm leaning towards the blues but have been using some teal and turquoise also.

  6. Well Limor this was a Great video!! Now with the encyclopedia you have loooots of pages for art journaling! Love this project so much!

  7. I have just discovered you... and... Wow! Your work is Absolutely stunning! I am just starting to dabble in mixed media and preparing to create my first art journal. You are so inspiring! So detailed and informative especially for a beginner like me to have opportunity to watch. :) I will be viewing more of your videos and devouring your entire website. Thanks!!!
    PS In the video someone must have mentioned another ladies art journal because you said yes Diane Reed Lee''s journal was beautiful. I can't find that name in the search engines and I'd love to take a look at the journal y'all were talking about. :)

    1. Hi Shawnyrvr

      I think that the artist being referred to might be Dyan Reaveley (Dylan) - here is a link to her blog.

      Hope that helps..
      Paula x x x

  8. I watched your shows part 1 & 2 tonight on YouTube because my internet wasn't working properly earlier. I have always wanted to try gelatos because from what I see and keep hearing the colors are creamy, vivid and rich and they blend so beautifully. I would love to add these to my art stuff to use in my various projects