Variations on A Theme by Mags Woodcock

Variations on a Theme by Mags Woodcock

Hello, Mags here ,today I am taking a look back at some of the MDF journal covers I have decorated in the past.

The very first journal (above) was a simple design.
I applied a coat of gesso, added texture paste through a stencil and once dry I painted everything with some pearl acrylic paint. Once dry again I added some stamping for interest. I finished by highlighting the texture paste and the edges of the journal with distress ink.

The second version (above) has a vintage feel
A base coat of gesso, followed by a layer of vintage papers. Next another coat of gesso.
I applied a light coat of distress ink and then sprayed with water to move the ink and add visual texture. Once dry I stencilled on crackle paste and added some random stamping. To finish the project, I added some metal embellishments and micro beads.

The final version is a combination of both projects.
The base layers were gesso and vintage papers, followed by a wash of acrylic paint( acrylic paint watered down). Stamping and stencilling as before.
The stars are coloured with acrylic paint

All the projects have the seam binding coloured to watch the project with either acrylic paint or Distress Ink .

I hope these projects inspire you to have a go at decorating a journal
I would love to see what you create so please share in the Facebook group mentioning this blog post and tagging me.
Have fun and happy crafting.
Mags x

Hello All,

I posted yesterday on Facebook and since then I have been messaged by a few people asking what i would pick 3D printer wise. So i thought i would share this here and there incase anyone is interested.

These are my opinions only and i would 100% recommend anyone do their own research before purchasing a 3D printer. There are lots of other brands out there, Anycubic and Creality were two other brands i looked at, but for me Elegoo always seem to be slightly ahead or the same specs for less money and they have a great reputation in the industry.

If i couldn’t have got the Saturn, I would have gone for the Mars 2 pro, however the mars 2 is just as good if you want to save some pennies, the main differences between these two, are the pro has a very marginly bigger build area, has air filtration, has aluminum vat and knobs rather than plastic and a few more bits. None affect the quality of the models that come off though as both have the same light source/screen.

I would not go for the Mars (not linked) as the improvements between that and the 2 were quite a jump, including the much better mono screen and its all about the screen with these machines ? (well kinda lol)

I have linked the two mentioned below on Amazon as this is the best price i found, especially as a prime member and today being the last day of prime deals you get a chunk off, in fact with your savings you can get a bottle of resin for the printer and still have change from the normal price
Hope this helps (remember the prime member prices are only whilst prime day is on!)

Sam x

Mars 2 £200 – £152 if prime member

Mars 2 pro £280 – £224 if prime member

This is the resin i have purchased to start me £34 for 1000ml – £27.20 if prime member

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