Welcome back, Today I would love to share a journal I made for my good friend Sam. She wanted to make something for her uncle, he used to farm with his wife and that was the theme she wanted to go with. It worked perfect because there are so many farm themed items in the store.

I made a video of the creative process. Enjoy.

I love the rust pastes and the chipboard handles the pastes and moisture perfectly. I did start with some background work with the Harlequin Stencil. After finishing up with that, I used the flag from the Independence Stencil.

After drying the pastes, I started to build up the focal points. Seeing the journal needed to be functional, I knew the back cover needed to be flat. I used the cornstalks to add that farm feel to heading out to check on the crops.

 I wanted to add the windmill and fence, what else works better than the barbed wire fence to help keep the farm critters from getting out.

After adding bits from the Garden Tools Set, I added a little love with other metal embellishments, buttons and beads.

Once I had everything placed and dried for the most part, I layer various layers of rust pastes. Starting with the lighter colours and moving to the browns and rusts.

I finished it all off with some dry brushing of some brass to help highlight the background textures.

I hope you enjoyed the creative process. I know my friend Sam loves the journal. I hope her Uncle likes it as well. Thanks for stopping by today! Stay Creative.

Supplies:

Independence Day Stencil

Harlequin Stencil

Garden Tools Wood Chipboard

Windmills

Cornstalks Set of 3

Barbed Wire Fence