Saturday, August 22, 2015

Not Your Everyday Composition Book with Gina's Lasercut Designs

 Good morning!!!!
I am excited to share my third post as Gina's Lasercut Design Guest Designer!!!
 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!!!
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 Hugs Pammejo

Gina's Lasercut Designs: Words Phrase 1, Mixed Media Fragments 1 and Border Strips

Gina’s Designs Lasercuts Guest Designer
I'm so happy to be a Guest Designer for Gina’s Designs Lasercuts and help promote  their wonderful products. They so generously supply me with so many fabulous chipboard piece  to work with like those that I'm using today.


  1. Beautifully done, Pam! If I saw these on a shelf, I'd scoop them ALL up! Such incredible textures, chipboard and colors!

  2. Beautifully done, Pam! If I saw these on a shelf, I'd scoop them ALL up! Such incredible textures, chipboard and colors!

  3. A wonderful transformation Pam, I love the colour you achieved with the Antiquing Cream on the numbers and flowers, it looks really beautiful! Hugs, Anne xx

  4. That background is gorgeous, Pammiejo! I love to alter composition notebooks, too...but never thought of painting the background! Thanks for the great idea!

  5. Wow, these are awesome. I pinned.

  6. Gorgeous Pam. .. what a great transformation ♡☆♡☆

  7. Love this, Pam! Those colors are so wonderful and I love your total transformation of a plain composition notebook!