Tuesday, 7 March 2017

Eileen Hull 2017 New Release

This month Eileen Hull's Design Team are showcasing Eileen's new Heartfelt Collection release showcased at Creativation in January 2017. You can find the entire release HERE.
My first piece is showcasing Eileen's fabulous XL Scoreboards Journal Die. This die is fantastic for weddings, mixed media, diary/calendar, visitors book, traveler's notebook, the possibilities are endless. You can either add your own pages or add the Midori inserts which are all the rage at the moment.
Die cut the front and back cover from mountboard and then paint each of the covers with a coat of Raw Umber DecoArt Media Fluid Acrylic Paint. Once the paint is dry apply a coat of DecoArt Media Crackle Paint.
Sand the edges of each cover.
As you sand the edges the undercoat of Raw Umber is more visible adding to the aged feel of the design.
Once all the layers were dry I added a wash of Raw Umber DecoArt Media Fluid Acrylic Paint to highlight the cracks.
The wash of paint seeps into all the cracks and highlights the cracks even further.
I added chicken wire to my cover which I painted with Raw Umber DecoArt Media Fluid Acrylic Paint to age a little further.
I attached the chicken wire with a piece of rusty tin wire thread through the front cover. I love the texture the wire gives to the design.
I added one of Tim Holtz frames which I aged a little with a touch of Raw Umber DecoArt Media Fluid Acrylic Paint. I also added a vintage picture behind  my frame.
I continued to add layers of the Raw Umber Fluid Acrylic to age the frame further.
I then added a touch of rust using DecoArt Media Fluid Acrylic Quinacridone Gold.
I added the stitched LOVE and small heart which are also dies from Eileen's new release. I love the pop of blue from the heart against the more neutral rustic tones.
I added some vintage ruler tape behind my frame along with some rusty tin wire twisted using Eileen Hull's fabulous Twist and Style Tool.
The flower, again from Eileen's collection was coloured with Distress Ink and then metallic wax added to the edges. I added a metal shaped flower behind for added dimension along with a metallic brad to the centre.
I added a mix of watercolour pages and vintage music pages to the inside of my journal.
I sanded the edges of my journal further with sandpaper and then added Raw Umber Fluid Acrylic to the eges to age further.
Thanks so much for stopping by. Pop by Eileen's BLOG to see what my fellow DT members have created with Eileen's fabulous new release this month.



Pamellia Johnson said...

Wow Tracy, this is fantastic! Your crackled background is incredible, what an amazing texture you created! I have always been such a fan of how you used rusted wires, you always make it look so natural! Amazing job antiquing the frame, and I adore you layered flower too! Such an amazing creation! hugs :)

Julia Aston said...

I just love the crackle on your cover Tracy - that chicken wire adds such great visual design as well as texture! a beautiful journal! Julia xx

Eileen Hull said...

When I saw this project in person, I could hardly get my breath! Such a great way to show all of those elements in perfect vintage Tracy style- I love this one.

Redanne said...

I love your beautifully crackled background and the chicken wire is such a fabulous addition to the cover along with the other elements. Stunning work Tracy, I just love how versatile this die is! Hugs, Anne xx

Brenda Brown said...

Stunning vintage mixed media work Tracy resulting in an incredible finished journal, love it xxx

Juls said...

Gorgeous xx

Annie said...

Your journal cover is stunning Tracy x thank you for sharing the great step by step too x just might have to purchase this die xxxx
Sending huge hugs Annie x

Pammejo said...

Gorgeous Journal Tracy...so many layers, so much style!

Diana said...

tracy this is amazing!!! i loved it the instant i saw it! beautifully vintage....

Nicole Wright Designs said...

So gorgeous and I love the crackle! Love this Tracy!!!

butterfly said...

Gorgeous vintage look journal - love that wire and the fabulous crackle. I have this die on order for when I'm in the US later this year, but I'm getting so impatient to play... I won't even be able to play when I receive it there, as I'll have no die-cutting machine with me. So even then I'll have to wait another two months til I get home. Fabulous inspiration, but you're not helping!!
Alison xx

Marci said...

Wonderful journal cover! I love how you layered the die cut flower over the metal flower and I love the crackle on the cover.

Joi at RR said...

Ahhh Tracy - I can just image opening this journal and finding it full of family heirloom ephemera such as receipts, cards, love notes and newspaper clippings etc. You created such a FABULOUS vintage feel. I ADORE the chicken wire and the way you managed to weave/place things so perfectly. And yes... your crackle turned out super too. Xj.

Cathy Potosky said...

Stunning!! Just love the chicken wire and the crackle!

A Pink said...

Another fab journal! ( I'm working backwards) Tracy . Great mix of crackle, wire, metal, imagery and material to embellish .x