Distressed Altered Journal Video + Giveaway!

Hello Lovelies, On Thursday I had a live Prima class and created the altered journal cover I showed a while back on my blog. This was a highly requested video and since I used mostly Prima product I felt it was perfect for one of my classes. The class went amazing and I think it was one of my best classes. So many fun techniques shown throughout this class including masking, painting, highlighting and defining embellishments and much more. Thanks so very much for the people who came, supported & asked questions during the class. If you would like future updates for my classes please visit and like my facebook page.

Giveaway Time!!! I am giving away one of the albums I created during the class. The photo above was the sample album I created which I have already started working in. The winner will receive the one created in the video above which I love just as much as this one. This journal has thick kraft pages on the inside for art journaling or scrapbooking. To enter this giveaway simply leave a comment with what classes you would like to see from me in the future!
xoxo Drew


  1. March 2, 2013 / 8:45 pm

    i love this journal its super inspiring drew and the class was so fun to watch sadly i could not watch live but i watched the recored video. classes i like to see hmmmm………… well this class was very fun mixed media maybe or even a canvas class?? anyway thanks for the chance to win

  2. March 2, 2013 / 10:13 pm

    Drew, such a cool journal. I missed out on chat as I was at work but watched the recording. So clever, gorgeous work

  3. March 2, 2013 / 10:33 pm

    Love this journal! Nice job!

  4. March 2, 2013 / 10:55 pm

    OMG!!! this turned out amazing..i tried to watch live but had such trouble i ended up giving up but i thank you for posting this..what an amazing project. There is just no way i could create something like this without a class..one day i’ll try it. Would love love to win this fabulous journal…you are one talented guy…many many thanks for sharing your talent..as for what i would like to see in the future..that’s a hard one for me..i just love watching you layer..i have such trouble with that….what about a frame project with how to incorporate a picture so it all blends together…i could be way off the mark of what can be done but it sounds good…RIGHT!!! have a great night..

  5. March 2, 2013 / 11:00 pm

    I saw it on fb!!! And I love it!! It’s great!!! Thanks for sharing! (I’m from Mexico and i don’t know how to explain myself that’s why I don’t say too much, but it’s really gorgeous!)

  6. March 2, 2013 / 11:17 pm

    Love the journal!! I would LOVE to win it! I would love mixed media classes, its my fav at the moment 🙂

  7. March 2, 2013 / 11:53 pm

    Hi Drew, I loved the class….for some reason I always come in twenty minutes late.. I loved the techniques you used and how everything just popped after you did the dry brushing…that was awesome! :o) crosses finger…..thanks for the chance!

  8. March 2, 2013 / 11:58 pm

    Pure gorgeousness!

  9. March 2, 2013 / 11:58 pm

    Great Journal. Love all the texture. The Video was great as well. I’ve not done any mixed media as of yet so more classes on that would be great.

  10. Anonymous
    March 3, 2013 / 12:28 am

    OMG! I love this more than i can say! I love your videos!! So inspiring Thank you for sharing!!
    Leslie in New Orleans

  11. March 3, 2013 / 1:05 am

    Hi Drew,

    I watched the show Thursday night and I must say, you rocked it. I think I heard a combined ‘ohhh and ahhh’ go around the world. Actually, anything you do for a class would be great. I learn so much when new product is used. That’s why I love watching Prima on Thursday evenings. If I had to choose, I would say cards, tags and mini albums.(say 8×8??)
    Keep smilin’

    Sharon F (Chinookwinds)

  12. March 3, 2013 / 2:03 am

    I’m in the middle of the altered journal now, but I would love to see an altered box tutorial too!

  13. March 3, 2013 / 2:37 am

    Really enjoyed you ustream video. Would love to see you do a Canvas home decor item (large).

  14. March 3, 2013 / 2:42 am

    I would love to see more home decor and mixed media items as well as some more simple layouts and cards, by the way I love your minis!!!

  15. March 3, 2013 / 3:48 am

    Watching you make this live was so fun and i have to say Drew i think seeing you do mixed media you get in the zone and i just love it!! This is my favorite show to date! Awesome! Love this!!

    ~ Vanessa W

  16. March 3, 2013 / 3:53 am

    Drew, I am in awe of you and your talent at such a young age. I love the cover of the album and I would love to win. I don’t know what happened but I was not able to catch the video on Thursday but I watched the video.
    Keep on Keeping on!

  17. March 3, 2013 / 5:18 am

    I loved your video so much. You do such a fabulous job Drew.
    I would love to see some classes on amazing background techniques on scrapbook pages, like your amazing textured background on this cover! It’s so amazing and inspiring.


  18. March 3, 2013 / 5:21 am

    Beautiful journal!!! I would love to see more layouts and home decor. Thanks for the chance to win.

  19. March 3, 2013 / 6:24 am

    beautiful fabulous, WOW i love this.

  20. March 3, 2013 / 7:21 am

    Altered mini albums! Please Thanks Luv your work!

  21. MerlinHollyMaxxi
    March 3, 2013 / 9:29 am

    This journal is so georgeous!!

  22. March 3, 2013 / 11:48 am

    great job, tfs!
    I would like it if you could show us how you make a mini album!

  23. March 3, 2013 / 12:14 pm

    I would actually love to see more mini album classes. Or more distress technique classes. Loved this one!!!

  24. March 3, 2013 / 12:21 pm

    Hi Drew, I would love to win! I love watching your mini classes, so one of those would be fab please.

  25. March 3, 2013 / 12:31 pm

    What a great video!! I am new to mixed media, so more classes on that would be appreciated! You do great work—always guaranteed a smile when I visit your blog! Thanks

  26. March 3, 2013 / 2:33 pm

    I like all of your videos… it’s just nice to see what you do with all the pretty embellishments and how you mix colors. This album is fabulous. So many great textures and elements. Thanks for the chance to win.

  27. Terry Ann Singer
    March 3, 2013 / 2:44 pm

    I love your videos!! You are such a hoot!! 🙂 I would love to maybe see a canvas home decor project. I think that would be fun!

  28. March 3, 2013 / 2:53 pm

    Hi Drew, I am so glad I found you by watching Prima on Ustream. You are so dang funny and very talented too. The mini is beautiful. So sweet of you to share a peace of your Art with your “Fans”! Thank you, Darling!!

  29. March 3, 2013 / 2:59 pm

    Oh, I forgot to say in my earlier comment, some projects that I would love to see are any Home Decor art or anything Altered. Maybe you could Alter a Lamp or a storage item. Thank you!!

  30. March 3, 2013 / 3:26 pm

    Hi Drew!!! Love this journal! Love your style! I would love to see more mini’s and layouts! I always use your ideas on my projects because they are timeless and classic!

  31. March 3, 2013 / 3:56 pm

    What a neat journal–love all your classes. I would like to see some mixed media techniques. Thanks for a chance to win one of your fabulous creations!!!!!

  32. Nancyquilt
    March 3, 2013 / 4:09 pm

    Hi Drew! Class was so nice, you are so fun to watch and listen to:). So glad you are doing Prima, its the best! Love the journal cover, it is gorgeous!!!

  33. March 3, 2013 / 5:10 pm

    Newbe here. just watched and am shocked. I have not seem mixed media and I am thunderstruck. Thank you for the instructions. They are very clear. I appreciate the ease you make this seem. I would like it if you have the time to list the materials used as I am new to the different types of paints and mediums you have used. So you asked what I would like to see is more on what you would do next. To be a useable art journal I am wondering on how you would complete the inside of course using less textured materials but I am interested in different pages you would include for it to be a working art journal. Thanks again and oh of course I would relish this give away. It is quite lovely. Thank you.

  34. March 3, 2013 / 5:33 pm

    i love the album, is so beautiful. Thanks for the chance to win.

  35. March 3, 2013 / 5:38 pm

    Stunning journal! Loved the video….you made it look so easy. Thank you. Would love to see a video on a collage project with paper, gesso, stencils, etc……on canvas or your personal fave.

  36. March 3, 2013 / 5:39 pm

    this was the first live video I saw of yours and it wont be the last I love the mix media i would love to see you do a steam punk peice. your easy to watch and follow. Thank you for sharing your talent :0)

  37. March 3, 2013 / 6:39 pm

    I missed the live stream class but caught the video. You are so much fun to watch and mega- talented. I love your style of crafting! Just keep the tutorials coming – it’s great to see new products and how they can be used.

  38. March 3, 2013 / 6:56 pm

    So cute!! I would love a mixed media class

  39. March 3, 2013 / 6:57 pm

    Drew, this journal is beautiful!!!
    I’ve never done anything like this so watching the vidoe really shows how to accomplish this beautiful look! Can’t wait to try something like this, love Prima!

  40. March 3, 2013 / 7:42 pm

    thank you, Drew, for returning my mojo…it ran away a while ago but after watching your video I feel inspired to start work on a journal of my own. I love your blog and am a happy little follower

  41. March 3, 2013 / 7:52 pm

    Hey Drew, Love all you do! Tfs! I would like to see mixed media. I’m very intimidated by all the layering & I’m not very good at it either. lol. Hugs Traci ;0)

  42. March 3, 2013 / 9:08 pm

    Hi Drew! Love your videos and this journal is gorgeous! I would love to see more mini albums, mixed media and maybe an old hard bound book that’s altered inside and out. Blessings!

  43. March 3, 2013 / 9:20 pm

    loved the video tonight Drew…I enjoyed watching you create your Art Journal Cover…thanks for sharing it with us.

  44. March 3, 2013 / 10:38 pm

    I love this journal and your style. I would love to see more mixed media classes!

  45. March 3, 2013 / 11:32 pm

    Drew, your class was awsome!!

  46. March 4, 2013 / 1:37 am

    HEY DREW, the class was awesome… I love it
    your techniques blow me away the way you create you make a page magical tranform into something beautiful thanks so much for teaching me… Since watching have tried doing these techniques and it creates something awesome and the metal wow… Thank you so much for inspiring and making me become a better crafter… Thanks for being you and never change big kisses and hugs have all my fingers and toes crossed would treasure it i am hoping lol…. if not me good luck to all xox

  47. March 4, 2013 / 2:39 am

    I enjoyed the show very much Drew. I can’t believe how much stuff you packed onto that cover! You are going to pay extra shipping due to weight on that if it comes to me in Canada 😉

    Future shows I would love to see more of your thought process or planning on how you are going to do a layout – example, what inspires you, how do you figure out what your project is going to look like, what process do you use for planning; i.e. sketching or layout of project then glue down etc.

    Thanks for the chance to win Drew!


  48. March 4, 2013 / 3:23 am

    Hi Drew, I just found your site and not even sure how I found you I think a friend on facebook posted the link but I love the class and Im just starting to get into the Mixed Media, you were awesome and so funny. Any future class on more mixed media would be awesome, I have a lot to learn. Thanks so much for the chance to win and I can’t wait to see more of your awesome work!!!

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  50. March 4, 2013 / 3:53 am

    This is the first class of yours that I’ve watched and I loved it and think I you’re talented and a real cutie pie, to boot (don’t worry, I’m probably old enough to be your granny). I’d like to see videos on tags, mini albums, or anything else you want to teach.

    Thanks for the opportunity to win one of the journals that you made.


  51. March 4, 2013 / 5:39 am

    Been a follower of yours for quite some time 🙂 Would love to see more videos on mixed media as it’s my new passion! Thanks 🙂

  52. March 4, 2013 / 6:24 am

    Hi Drew,
    Just found you. I loved your class and the awesome album. It is gorgeous!!! I really love the layering and dimension of this piece. The colors are lush us ness too. Thanks so much for sharing. Your streaming was some of the best I have seen. What type of equipment are you using. Most others I tried to watch breakup. Just an A+ overall.

  53. March 4, 2013 / 6:30 am

    Lovley album Drew! Im happy to found you and i did learn so many teqniques from you! I would like to see a canvas from you!

  54. March 4, 2013 / 2:05 pm

    Hi Drew. I would like to see a mixed media layout on a canvas.

  55. March 4, 2013 / 5:27 pm

    Missed the class last week. Am so glad to find it recorded so I can see what I missed. Looking forward to it — thank you to the inventors of Windows 7 – I can minimize it in the corner and watch while I work here in the office — now to see all the lovely ideas. Thank you, Drew. Have a blessed day! (And thanks for the chance to win!)

  56. March 4, 2013 / 7:09 pm

    I have learned so much and enjoyed everything that you do anyway so whatever you do it would be fine with me.

  57. March 5, 2013 / 12:42 am

    Your work is fantastic! Teach the classes that your art leads you to…

  58. MsEliMaeO
    March 5, 2013 / 2:18 am

    Just so love it Drew…Inspiring to me ..Makes me want to do what you just did…It is inspiring! did I say that again..Yes , you rock…Drew…Amazing….creating new life into my bones…Thank you….<3

  59. March 5, 2013 / 3:05 am

    LOVE all the texture on this album! Would LOVE to win it! Thanks!!!

  60. March 5, 2013 / 1:13 pm

    Awesome awesome journal! I haven’t had the time to work on any altered art projects, but that made me want to break out the gesso and paint! I would love to see you make a mixed media canvas…that would be super cool!

  61. March 5, 2013 / 8:48 pm

    Lovely as usual, Drew! I love tags so I would love to see you make a set of tags that go together but aren’t exactly the same.. Ooooo!

  62. March 6, 2013 / 1:35 am

    Hi there! I would like to see a class on recycling containers to use as organizers 🙂 Thanks!

  63. March 6, 2013 / 12:20 pm

    Hi! I’m new watching so I don’t know what kind of projects you do.

    I love mini albums, tags and 3Ds most. What I’d really like to see are creative uses of the flat Prima flowers. I have a BUNCH but I always seem to end up using the ready made ones or make my own when it comes time to use them. I have all sizes and colors and they just sit in the jars and cans and tins.

    I’m thinking that maybe I need to think out of the box – maybe using them as a base to tuck a picture behind or something.

    I don’t really like using the flat flowers by themselves (like you did on this album) but every time I have put them together I wasn’t satisfied with the result either.

    Can’t wait to see another of your videos and explore your blog!

  64. March 6, 2013 / 1:55 pm

    Hi Drew!
    Loving your work and I can’t wait for more mixed media inspiration from you 😉

  65. Anonymous
    March 6, 2013 / 6:40 pm

    Great class! want to see more altered art, this is not something I do but I sure want to give it a try. Have to learn to just go with it. thanks for the inspiration>

  66. Anonymous
    March 7, 2013 / 7:04 am

    Hi Drew
    I watched your class live and you have so inpsrired me that I will soon have a life time supply of empty journals with mixed media covers. They are so much fun to create. Thanks from Kristine

  67. March 7, 2013 / 9:25 am

    Hi Drew
    I love your tacnick and show!
    I’ve made my own albun,and I will make more with this technic
    Thank you!
    Helle from Norway

  68. March 7, 2013 / 10:45 pm

    Hi Drew
    I have just discovered your baby face and love watching and listening to you teach techniques. I am amazed at how much knowledge you have to share, with us all. I’m new to many of the products you use and am happy to learn more about art journaling and altered art. Thank you for sharing your time!

  69. March 9, 2013 / 2:12 am

    Drew, Thanks for a great show. I love anything mixed media. Would love to see a class using a canvas piece. Enjoy your journey.
    Nancy T

  70. isa
    March 9, 2013 / 6:57 pm

    c’est superbe, bravo !!!! je vais essayer

  71. March 10, 2013 / 2:23 am

    Drew, I really enjoyed your class. I would love to see more on your technique, but on a 12 x 12 layout!! Thank you for the chance to win a little piece of your gorgeous art!! I’m a fan for sure!!

  72. March 14, 2013 / 6:30 am

    Have just discovered you!!:-) I would love to see a tutorial on an album made up of different kinds of pocket pages please. Thank you:-)Peta

  73. March 14, 2013 / 12:14 pm

    Going to watch your video now but wanted to let you know I love your album. You used my favorite colors and its so full of awesome gungeness. Love it!

  74. March 18, 2013 / 3:10 pm

    is so beautifull, but is video is very hard to see!!!! I know now this techniques. In my country,
    Brazil this hobby is very expesive, and there arent all the products. In your classes i learning much!! Thanks Drew congratulations

    Katia Petroni

  75. April 2, 2013 / 8:08 am

    great journal… love your style

  76. April 9, 2013 / 7:04 pm

    Gorgeous cover. Thanks for sharing the how-tos.

  77. May 23, 2013 / 3:02 pm

    Just seeing this via a link on a yahoo group. Beautiful journal. I love the colors on the cover. I do have hint about the lighting. Working on white background should make anything you’re working on brighter. The light reflects off the white and bounces light back down on the project. You do have to make sure it’s a matte finish and the right distance away from the light source so there is no glare.

  78. May 28, 2013 / 9:56 pm

    Drew, you are a sweetheart and an amazing artist. This is the first time I see your work. Thank you for the tutorial, it is awesome. Cannot wait to see more. Thank you