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Wednesday, April 24, 2013

Smeared And Smudged Design Team Throwdown #4... Leather and Lace!

Well here we go AGAIN... it's the fourth round of the Smeared and Smudged Design Team Throwdown  - Leather and Lace!  But first a HUGE Congrats goes out to Haunted Design House for winning Round #3 - Mini Albums.  This week's challenge is right up my ally as I have been playing around with leather tooling these past few months, but STAMPING ON LEATHER... Who KNEW!! For this challenge I created my own personal Leather Art Journal... all serious and leather on the front cover and colorful and lacy on the back! 



To create my journal cover image I stamped the image onto a piece of leather using Stayzon ink and stained bits of it with leather dyes.  I then cut out the image using my Tim Holtz scissors and glued it onto my cover using E6000 glue.  It all worked like a darn!

For the back cover I gesso'ed some thick cardboard let it dry and then sprayed it with my Dylusions sprays.  I used a thick layer of mod podge and pressed the black lace right into it.  I LOVE how the colors peek through the lace.  Some Grungeboard letters sprayed with more Dylusions and glued down using more E6000 and voila - My new ART JOURNAL dedicated to Doodling! And Inspired by my amazing artist friend Janet Joehlin because she doodles DAILY and shares her results - you HAVE to check out her BLOG!

Now the inside cover was pretty beat up so I decided rather than covering it up I would create a sort of Graffiti wall with sayings that mean something to me and my first page is of course more Dyan Reaveley stamping and my own version of Doodled Hair... a Great start don't you think! 


Now don't forget to go check out all the entries this week at Smeared and Smudged and VOTE!... Here' s the LINK....

10 comments:

  1. I just LOVE this Lynne! I think I may have to finally take the plunge and create an Art Journal myself! That tooled leather front cover and the lacey back cover are truly amazing! And I adore your first page! Love love love!

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  2. Fabulous job Lynne, thinking the same as Chris, art journal might be a thought. Marvelous job on the tooling. it's not as easy as it looks. your pages are awesome.

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  3. WOW! That is all kinds of awesome Lynne!!! Fantastic for the throwdown challenge....you got leather AND lace going on there!!! Go Team Drunken Stampers!!!

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  4. WOWIE! Leather tooling and STAMPING on it! How cool is that? and the back is so feminine and beautiful. Fantastic project, Lynne! Love the interior too. You're soo creative! xxD

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  5. I cannot love this enough - how, in the freaking world, was I somehow not a follower already? Google plays tricks on me. Now I have you added in Blogger, Reader, AND bloglovin and I dare all three of them to lose you on me again.

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  6. Lynne, I loved the journal! So glad to see it in person photos don't do it justice!

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  7. Wow that leather work is very impressive x

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  8. An amazing art journal cover, both back and front and that first page is a wonderful start. Good luck in the throwdown :)

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  9. I love you work you blog and you ideology of life hahaha how fantastic. Your piece is beautiful and fun. Good luck...
    susan s

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  10. Your journal ROCKS!!! I love the warm,lush cover in contrast to the vibrant and crazy back. The best part of cours are the beautiful pages inside...I'm in love! Your style is fabulous! Great work!

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