Wednesday, August 19, 2015

"Not Your Everyday" Composition Book with Guest Designer Pam Bray

 Good morning!!!! Don't you love back to school sales? I sure do!!!! I always stock up on school supplies...the prices are always to good to pass up.
  Like these 50 cent composition books....oh my!!!! 
how boring are the covers of composition books.
lets make a fabulous mixed media composition book to write notes, favorite verses or other timeless memories in. Begin by first applying DecoArt White Gesso over the top, give a light first coat, allow it to dry and re-apply. Allow to dry completely.
 Once dry....tape of book binding with washi tape.  Place Gina's Lasercut Designs Chipboard and flowers down using a Scotch Quick Dry Glue, allow it to dry. 
Randomly place washi tape on book cover.
Spray with the DecoArt Media Red and Yellow Shimmer Misters, allow them to dry.
 Make a mix of two parts DecoArt Media Quincridone Gold, one part of Media Paynes Grey and some Ultra Matte Varnish together and apply to front of composition book and over all of the wonderful Chipboard pieces from Gina's. Allow to dry between coats.
(I applied several coats to achieve the depth I wanted, going darker here and there with the mixture)
Using DecoArt Media Antiquing Cream and a round brush apply to the top of Gina's Chipboard words, numbers and flowers. Mix Antiquing Cream Patina Green with varnish, apply lightly over entire book.
Apply Mixed Media Sand Paste randomly to the top of composition book with circle stencil and palette knife, allow to dry. Spatter book with Everlasting and Black Chalkboard Paint using and old tooth brush. Allow it to dry.
Add random metals to top of the "Not Your Everyday" Composition Book to give it a bit more texture. have just transformed a boring composition book into and EXCITING MIXED MEDIA BOOK!!!!
 I hope you have enjoyed my altered composition book project and try making one for yourself.
 They would also be fun to do a few up as gifts. 
Thanks for stopping by Gina's Lasercuts Blog today!!!
 Don't forget to check out all the fabulous products in Gina's Lasercuts Store!!!!
 Hugs Pammejo
Gina's Lasercut Designs
 Words & Phrases 1
 Mixed Media Fragments 1
Banner Border Strips

Other supplies used
DecoArt Media White Gesso
DecoArt White Paste
DecoArt Sand Paste
DecoArt Ultra Matte Varnish
DecoArt Antiquing Cream: Patina Green 
DecoArt Quinacridone Gold
DecoArt Paynes Grey
DecoArt Media Misters: Red and Yellow Shimmer
DecoArt Mixed Media Doily Stencil
Circle Stencil 
Washi Tape 
Composition Book
Random Metals
Quick Dry Glue


  1. This is so fabulous, Pam. Love your work, and you sure made a boring composition book look super!!!

    1. Thank you Barbara, those composition books are fun to create with.

  2. Love the technique you used, Pam. Thanks for guest designing for us!

    1. Thank you Gina...I have loved being your guest this all the products in the store and fabulous inspiring projects that are shared on the blog.

  3. What a fab makeover Pam!!
    I love your color palette and use of Gina's elements!! Too cool! ")

    1. Thank you Jackie, always easy to create when you have wonderful products to create with.


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