Make yourself a cuppa and have a read (it is a bit of a long one). I have had this mini mdf journal in my stash for a long time and thought it was about time that I decorated it and put it to proper use. It is ideally sized to make pages from left over bits of gelli prints and other backgrounds too.
White gesso, modelling paste, acrylic paints, gilding wax, sandpaper, gold posca pen, versamark ink and gold embossing powder.
This is one of those projects that I have completed over several evenings, not because it is hard to do, but to let it dry properly between each stage. I started off by painting all the mdf on both sides with gesso and leaving to dry.
Then I applied modelling paste through the mandala stencil and left to dry overnight.
I chose 2 colours of chalk finish acrylic paint and dry-brushed it over the mdf on both sides, first the blue...
When that was dry I sanded it down with the sandpaper and then applied some gold gilding wax.
Finally I stamped the words in versamark ink and heat embossed in gold.
Here is the finished journal, although I will be tying some ribbons to the metal rings and adding more pages. I have also gone around the edges of the mdf with a gold posca pen.