I'm back to show you what I have done with the envelope that is attached to the inside cover of my art journal and also my finished December Daily outside cover. I had left both of these untouched until my December Daily was completed.
This is how it looked................
I've since decided to use the envelope for some cards and Christmas messages. I cut patterned paper to fit the front of the envelope and added a little corner of embellishments including some postage stamps.
Then it was on to my main outside cover........I left this for two reasons.......one because I thought it might get ink or paint on it as I was creating my daily pages and secondly because I had no real plans for a colour scheme/theme for my pages at the time, so thought it would be best to leave it until it was all done and then match the cover to the pages.
So this is how it looks now....................
The cover was painted with white gesso and "rectangles" were cut from scrap paper that either was used somewhere in the album or something that would tie in with the colours used. When the gesso had dried I glued these down on the front and back, leaving the spine.
I then went in between the rectangles, around the edges and down the spine with grey paint and then wiped it all back with a baby wipe before the paint had dried.
Add doodling around some of the "rectangles" in white pen, stamped stars, added stickers (holly, stars and title) and washi tape. It was missing the colour 'fushia' which I had used in the album so splattered it on with a mist.
The heart was part of a gift bag that I received, so thought it could be used here for some more pink. Attached with twine and I was done............
My album is a little more chunky than I thought it would be so I was very happy to have that elastic band to hold it together.
My December Daily is all now done for another year and I love how it has turned out. How is your album coming along? We would love to see them. You can share your creations with us HERE