Burst of Sunshine Fall Mixed Media Flower Journal

After living in the city of Pittsburgh for 13 years, my family and I moved to the suburbs. Even though I am from the country originally, city life stole my heart. I loved going Downtown for an adventure and the lime life. But no matter where I have lived I have found it is truly the people that matter. The neighborhood we moved to 7 years ago is one of those neighborhoods where everyone knows everyone. The streets dead-end, people walk their dogs after work and you will find the kids riding their bikes from backyard to backyard. The spacious yards allow if one chooses one to have amazing gardens; some pick fruit, while others are flowers and some have both. One such yard is owned by my friend Chris. Every day I pass her yard and the visual sight of the sunflowers bring me back to childhood and walks with my Dad. The newest release from Gina K Designs and Therm O Web is the perfect way of capturing this memory.

Burst of Sunshine Fall Mixed Media Flower Canvas

Supply list for “Burst of Sunshine” Canvas Journal:

Therm O Web supplies:
Gina K StampNFoil Foil Mates Detail Sheets- Graphic Sunflowers
Gina K StampNFoil – Graphic Sunflowers Die Set
Gina K StampNFoil – Graphic Sunflowers Stamp Set
Zots Roll Medium
3D Foam Squares
Deco Foil Transfer Sheets Opal, Shattered Glass-Gold
iCraft Mixed Media Adhesive Craft Glue

Other Supplies:
-Brutus Monroe Style File Alcohol Markers
-Brutus Monroe surface inks: Phonebook, Jack O Lantern, Jurassic, Cabbage
-Water Brush
-Mixture of Pebbles, Glitter, Crushed Glass
-Artificial Flowers
-Glitterstock cut out ‘Hello’
-Brutus Monroe Raven Detail Ink
-script generic word stamp
-Big Shot
-scissors
-Screen fixer strip


Burst of Sunshine Fall Mixed Media Flower Journal Instructions:

To start this mixed media project, I started by taking a cloth mixed media journal that I picked up from one of the big box stores. I took the iCraft Deco Foil Swirl Stencil and applied the Transfer Gel using a pallet knife. When the Transfer Gel was almost dry I applied Deco Foil Opal Transfer Sheet with a brayer and a heat gun.

Using my Big Shot I took the Fall 2018 Gina K Therm O Web release StampNFoil Foil Mates Detail Sheets- Graphic Sunflowers, Purple Tape and cut out using the coordinating dies. I also cut out coordinating leaves with the die set after stamping them with the Gina K StampNFoil Graphic Sunflower stamp set. Using a Minc I foiled my die cuts. Then I colored the die cuts using a combination of Brutus Monroe Surface Inks, Style Markers and water brush till I go the look I wanted.

To assemble the front piece of my mixed media journal I stamped a generic script stamp in random places on the cover. Then I found a piece of screen fix-it tape and ‘borrowed’ from my husband’s garage. I used the iCraft Mixed Media Craft Adhesive Glue to attach my artificial flower piece, the stem wire (some that I twisted) and the die piece ‘Hello’.

Using the 3D foam and 3D Zots I attached the flowers and leaves. To give a more 3D appearance I bent some of the pieces and layers some on top of each other. Lastly, I poured a few pebbles, glitter and crushed glass glitter that I had in a jar left over from another project. This gave an otherwise plain cloth journal, a conversational front, and now is more of a coffee table book for the season full of memories to be.

Burst of Sunshine Fall Mixed Media Flower Canvas

#decofoil #thermoweb #ginak

Supply list for “Burst of Sunshine” Canvas Journal:
Therm O Web supplies:
– Gina K StampNFoil Foil Mates Detail Sheets- Graphic Sunflowers
– Gina K StampNFoil – Graphic Sunflowers Die Set
– Gina K StampNFoil – Graphic Sunflowers Stamp Set
– Zots Roll Medium
– 3D Foam Squares
– Deco Foil Transfer Sheets Opal, Shattered Glass-Gold
– iCraft Mix Media Adhesive Craft Glue

-Brutus Monroe Style File Alcohol Markers
-Brutus Monroe surface inks: Phonebook, Jack O Lantern, Jurassic, Cabbage
-Water Brush
-Mixture of Pebbles, Glitter, Crushed Glass
-Artificial Flowers
-Glitterstock cut out ‘Hello’
-Brutus Monroe Raven Detail Ink
-script generic word stamp
-Big Shot
-scissors
-Screen fixer strip

1 Comment on Burst of Sunshine Fall Mixed Media Flower Journal

  1. Sharon Gullikson
    October 23, 2018 at 10:34 am (4 years ago)

    How beautiful your journal is. I have never made one, but might just be so inspired by yours that I make one today. It is very pretty.