Altered Distressed Prima Journal Cover

Hello world! I have a project I think is totally amazing to share with you today. I felt like creating last night and so I did. I created this altered Prima journal (journal found here). I actually plan on doing quite a few of the pages on the inside, I will share them as I work on them. Would you like me to create videos of the creation of the inside pages?

Alrighty, So I used quite a few Prima and Tim Holtz products while creating this book. All of the sprays are from Tim Holtz. They are the color washes I believe? All of the Prima products will be linked at the bottom of this post (all available in my shop). I also used some gesso and matte medium by Claudine Helmuth.

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  1. December 29, 2012 / 9:56 pm

    Very very cool!!!

  2. December 29, 2012 / 10:59 pm

    Hello Drew!

    i think this is your best work EVER!!!
    i love every single flower, every single detail and every sigle color! well, hope to see others soon!

    hugs xx

  3. December 29, 2012 / 11:40 pm

    Totally LOVE it! I would love a video on how to make the cover. I am a cardmaker and I am trying to get into the mixed media side of papercrafts.

    Thanks for all your inspiration.

  4. December 30, 2012 / 12:24 am

    gorgeous i love it

  5. December 30, 2012 / 4:33 am

    omgosh, this is stunning!!! i wish i could layer like you!!!!

  6. December 30, 2012 / 7:05 am

    Ooooooh wowww this is so gorgeous what glue do you use so that it all stays on to the book ?, from the netherlands I want to wish you all the best for 2013

  7. December 30, 2012 / 7:20 am

    I use Fabri-tac! I also used quite a bit of matte medium which cemented everything down.

  8. December 30, 2012 / 11:51 am

    looks really awesome!!!!

  9. December 30, 2012 / 12:41 pm

    Drew, this is stunning!!!!

    Heather Lynn

  10. December 30, 2012 / 1:42 pm

    Beautiful. I love it. I would love to see videos on how you create the inside pages. Johanne L.

  11. December 30, 2012 / 1:43 pm

    Hi Drew,
    Fantastic – luv, luv, luv. Yes please make a video of the inside pages.

  12. December 30, 2012 / 8:03 pm

    Drew, you have an amazing eye for details. This is very well done. I love it and only wished that you made a step by step video on how it was done.

  13. December 30, 2012 / 11:13 pm

    I saw your video of the journal cover. It was really cool love the detail of everything.

  14. December 31, 2012 / 1:08 am

    love this cover!!!

  15. December 31, 2012 / 2:12 am

    Watched your video – great job! Love it! Can you tell me what brand etc the keyhole thingy you used on the right-hand side of your cover?
    Cheers, Anita

  16. December 31, 2012 / 5:47 am

    Drew, that cover is so awesome!!!
    Could you tell me what that butterfly is that you used?
    I definitely want to watch you do a cover like that on Ustream.

  17. January 3, 2013 / 4:41 am

    Drew awesome catch In this layout very nice image and very clever mixing paints nice job drew

    ——–Charllie G.——