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DIY Mixed Media Denim Art Journal Cover by Donna Salazar


Hello everyone! Today I'm sharing the stepped out photos for making this Girlie Grunge Mixed Media Denim Art Journal Cover using several of my Donna Salazar with Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L® products as well as some of my new products from Spellbinders®.

You can click on any of the photos in this tutorial for a larger view

1) Start with one of the covers to my Denim Art Journal from the Donna Salazar with Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L® line and add 2 lines of white acrylic paint. 2) Blend the paint as shown in the second photo below... make sure that there is plenty of texture. 3) Tear pieces of dictionary page to fit together in the width of the cover. 4) Use Girlie Grunge Art Medium diluted 1 part water to 2 parts medium to adhere the paper layers together. 5) Cut a strip of Girlie Grunge Gauze that is 2 times as wide as the cover and adhere with the diluted Girlie Grunge Art Medium gathering it to fit with a small amount over the edges of the paper strip. 6) Add a second layer of Girlie Grunge Gauze over the first in the same way then set it aside to dry.

7) Put a small amount of Blue Pigment Powder in the lid and blow it over the wet paint. 8) Mist over the Pigment Powder with water to make it run and blend into the paint. 9) Add a generous amount of watercolor paint (made with my Pigment Powder and Gum Arabic - Link to DIY Watercolors Blog Post) to a paint brush and splatter over the blue. 10) Mist over the brown splatters with water to make the splatters run.

11) Paint a strip of full strength Girlie Grunge Art Medium across the center of the cover. 12) Press the paper and gauze strip into the wet medium. 13) Use Girlie Grunge Art Medium diluted 1 part water to 2 parts medium to paint over the rest of the plain denim. 14) Use a heat gun to dry the medium and now the denim is coated to enable drip techniques.

15) Paint a generous amount of brown watercolor paint (made with Pigment Powders) above and below the paper and gauze strip. 16) Mist the watercolor on the top of the strip with water. 17) Tilt the cover upside down to allow the drips to go up. 18) Mist the watercolor on the bottom of the paper and gauze strip then tilt the cover so the drips go down, then use a heat gun to dry the drips.

19) Add gold watercolor over the brown on the top. 20) Mist with water, tilt and dry the drips. 21) Add gold watercolor over the brown on the bottom. 22) Mist with water, tilt and dry the drips.

23) Cut dictionary pages with my Cascading Circles die from Spellbinders and paint a layer of the diluted Girlie Grunge Art Medium over the top. 24) Splatter the circles with gold, brown and blue watercolor. 25) Arrange the circles on the cover. 26) After you like the placement of the circles use the diluted Girlie Grunge Art Medium to adhere the circles in place. 27) Splatter the whole cover with the same colors of watercolor. 28) Dry everything with a heat gun.

29) Add 2 parts white acrylic paint with 1 part Girlie Grunge Art Medium. 30) Add water in the same amount as the Girlie Grunge Art Medium. 31) Mix together.

32) Brush the mixture over the exposed denim and dry with a heat gun. 33) Add E-Z Stars (double sided star shaped adhesive runner) randomly over the cover. 34) Mix 1 part Gold Pigment Powder to 2 parts clear embossing powder, sprinkle over the E-Z Stars and set with a heat gun. 35) Cut a quote into strips and adhere with diluted Girlie Grunge Art Medium.

36) Use the Cascading Stars die to die cut stars out of cardboard and paint with the paint, Girlie Grunge Art Medium and water mixture that was painted over the denim. 37) Use a fluffy paint brush to burnish with Gold Pigment Powder. 38) Add Dodz™ XL to the back of the large star and Dodz™ 3D to the back of the medium stars. 39) Adhere the stars to the cover and seal with undiluted Girlie Grunge Art Medium.

And this is what the final result looks like!

Paid Affiliate Links To Product Used:

Donna Salazar with Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L®

Denim Art Journal

Girlie Grunge Art Medium

Girlie Grunge Gauze

Pigment Powder Gold

Pigment Powder Brown

Pigment Powder Blue

E-Z Stars

Dodz™ XL

Spellbinders®

Cascading Circles

Cascading Stars

Thanks for stopping by! I hope you enjoyed this photo tutorial!!!

Smooches ~D~

This blog is a collaborative blog written by Donna Salazar, members of the Donna Salazar Creative Team and occasional Guest bloggers. All written content is the opinion on the products that each individual uses for their own creative style. These opinions are not to defame, humiliate or cause injury to anyone should you decide to act upon or use the information provided.

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