Tuesday, 20 January 2015

Blog/Art Planner

Hello crafters,

Its hard to keep up with all the challenges...their themes...end dates...and then to keep track of the ideas that just pop-in...the pending DIY project...
So I decided to make a Blog and Art planner for myself...
I wanted the inside to be pretty simple...but I wanted to try out something new on the cover...
And this is the first time I clicked photos while making the cover...

I read a good quote about Art somewhere...it was pretty long...but I liked the ending...it said "Splash a little paint...draw a little line...have fun"...


I started out with the cover of a cereals pack...its cardboard...so its pretty sturdy...
I cut it to measurements and punched two holes for binding with a ribbon


I did the same with the pages...


Well...as I said its the first time I tried to take in-progress pics...I missed out on the first one :D...
I am always so eager to move to the next step...that I forget to take pics...

Anyways....I applied a mixture of fevicol(glue) and water on the cardboard and then pasted a newspaper clipping on it (you can see it through the paint here). Next I applied a coat of acrylic colour which I thinned down with water to get the translucency...


Then started the zentangle and doodle madness...I covered the front of the cover with doodles and patterns


To match with the quote I added splashes of paint...
I also cut out some leaves from scraps of pattern paper and glued them...


Now...time I pasted the quote...I teared it roughly and distressed the edges with Vintage photo...


To finish it off...I went over the whole cover with a mix of fevicol, water and a bit of blue paint (as I wanted to mute the colours of the quote and leaf a bit)


I would like to mention that I was inspired to try out this new technique after I saw a tutorial on My Art Journal. I love Diane's work. You should check it out. She makes such beautiful pieces of art. Its awesome!!!

I would like to add this planner cover in the following challenges:
http://lessology.blogspot.in/2015/01/lessology-challenge-43-cardboard-central.html
http://anythingbutacard.blogspot.in/2015/01/have-you-begun.html
http://alphabetchallengeblog.blogspot.in/2015/01/x-for-x-periment.html


24 comments:

  1. Your blog/art planner is gorgeous Purvi! I love the colors and your fabulous doodling! Thanks for joining us at Alphabet Challenge Blog!
    Tammy x

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    1. Thanks a lot Tammy! Its d first time I have tried something like this...so it feels good to hear that you like it! :)

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  2. Wow. It looks amazing! You have mad doodling skills!

    Thanks for joining us at LESSology!

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    1. Thank you Yvonne! Glad you like my doodling (skills)! :D

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  3. Gorgeous cover purvi..nice effects with newspaper and doodling. .

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  4. I really enjoyed seeing the photos as you made your journal! Looks absolutely BRILL...that zentangle is fabulously creative! And the blue...well, blue's my fave colour!! Thanks so much for joining at at LESSology this month:):)

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    1. Thanks so much Lizzy! Your comment made my day! :D

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  5. Wow! AMAZING! Doodling and the Prussian blue! Loved the combination. Very attractive and happy cover!
    Have fun! :)

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    1. Thanks a lot Suche! Glad you like it! Sharing crafty things with you is fun and motivating!

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  6. Super project, great design, thanks for sharing at Alphabet challenge.

    Pat xx

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  7. I love this and the quote is so perfect! I hope it does help you keep track because it certainly can be tricky sometimes. Thank you for joining with us at Anything But A Card this month.

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    1. Thanks Julie! It helps me a lot in keeping track!

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  8. So pretty... I love your zentangles !!! Thank you for the great tutorial... Your right it is hard to keep up with the different challenges and their themes, this will definitely help you to be organized. Thank you for creating with us at Anything But A Card

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  9. Those leaves, that cover the blue blue blue SO PRETTY! Thanks bunches for sharing it with us at LESSology! Hugs from NY!

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  10. Really like this Purvi - your zentangling is great - I would never have thought about doing it over a news print background but it really works. Thanks for sharing with us at Rhedds Creative Spirit - Steffi :o) xx

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    1. Thank you Steffi! Glad you liked it...

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  11. I'm exactly the same... Always forgetting to take pictures, as I want to go do the next bit!
    This is so lovely by the way! Thank you for entering your project at Rhedd’s Creative Spirit. Sammy-x

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