May 22, 2017

The Captain's Diary

Hello everyone!

Today I would like to present you The Captain's Diary.

I created this project as a Guest Designer for the Canvas Corp Brands Blog.  Such an honor for me and so lucky to receive many goodies from CCB!

I was totally fascinated by the Naked Starter Journal and the Starter Journal Cover that goes along with it.

Instantly, I had the whole story in my mind. I am walking on a deserted beach, where I find this amazing, breathtaking ship wreck. I go inside and it feels as I’m walking through a time gate. And there I find it!

The Captain’s Diary!

In order to achieve this worn out look on the cover and pages, I made some strong filter coffee and soaked everything in it.

The canvas shrunk a little bit, but that was ok because it added more to the vintage look. I let everything dry completely.

Of course the journal’s pages fell apart, after soaking. I, then, decided to bind them again, by using strips of burlap and cotton fabric, which I distressed to match the whole look.

Using a nautical themed stencil, I applied some Artex Iron paste on the cover. Then I took some chipboard elements and covered them with Pentart Stone Effect Paste color dark grey.

I used Media Fluid Acrylics “Transparent Red” and “Yellow Iron Oxide”, Media Antiquing Cream “Patina” and Media Fluid “Titan Buff” to create the effect of rusted surfaces on my elements.

I used Tattered Angels Glimmer Mist “Verdigris” and Simply Sheer “Peoney” to create all the blue-green and red stains.

For the inside of the diary, I used free printables and decorative papers from my stash, as well as several clear stamps with nautical themed images. 

To distress even more the pages edges, I used Distress Inks “Brushed Corduroy” and “Frayed Burlap”.

I absolutely loved this project!

Hope you like it too!

Thank you for visiting my blog!

Until next time

Be Brave, Be who You want to Be!

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