Pam Bray Designs: A Girl With Flair

Sharing creative ideas through mixed media, stamps, embossing powder, charms, chipboard, stencils and designer collections

 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!!!! 
BUT….
how boring are the covers of composition books.
 SO…….
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.
WOW….you 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!!!!  Follow Gina’s Lasercuts on FACEBOOK!!!
 Hugs Pammejo

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

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


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.

7 thoughts on “Not Your Everyday Composition Book with Gina’s Lasercut Designs

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

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

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  3. Redanne says:

    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

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  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!

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  5. Tracy says:

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

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  6. Candy C says:

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

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