Hi there! This is Anupama with a new project
...my first ever journal cover!
I made this over the weekend for a dear friend.
How did I do my background paper?
I chose the Butterflies Borders from the Beautiful Memories
collection of papers.
It has gorgeous motifs of birds, butterflies and anemones on one side and beautiful script on the other side.
I mod-podged scraps of this paper onto cardstock.
If you do not own a branded water-based sealant like the one I have used, there are any number of recipes for homemade ones on the internet. Just google and have fun creating your own!
The trick is do this quickly without much thought to achieve a random look.
Once done, you have your own unique patterned paper which can be used for art journaling, cards and tags.
A few close-ups -
The Blue Angels 12x12 paper is my favorite and it lends well to any kind of project.
Gesso + Distress Stain + Glimmer mists on Inkido lace
Hope this project inspires you to try something you have never done before.