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Friday, March 8, 2013

Journaling from the Heart with Spellbinders Media Mixage: Embossing Powders on Metal

Art journaling can take many forms...it doesn't always have to be in a big book with loads of paint and technique.  Today, I created a little metal art journal...you can use this tiny little heart journal to tell your story or share your personal memories.  I think it's really cool. 

Spellbinders Media Mixage Blanks Ken Oliver

For the covers of this journal I used Spellbinders Media Mixage Hearts Three Blanks, they can be manipulated with inks and embossing powders. I textured them withSpellbinders Artisan X-plorer and   Spellbinders Media Mixage Texture Plate Crackle.

Then created resin paper with Spellbinders Media Mixage Ephemera Papers One
and Susan Lenart Kazmer ICE Resin, and die cut the paper with Spellbinders Dies that match the metal blanks.  

I punched holes in each page of the journal then threaded them together with a piece of antique sari fabric from Nepal.  

Mixed Media

You can use each page of the journal to tell part of your story in a way that is artful and inspired.  You'll wear your heart journal or use it as an embellishment for a handmade card, layout, or mixed media project...there are lots of ways to share your story, each inspired and different.  

Heart Journal

...get inspired with Spellbinders Media Mixage and discover new ways to Explore Beyond.  

I love this little heart journal and I honestly, I am inspired to make another...

thanks for stopping by today...go create something beautiful.



  1. WOW it's Awesome we <3 it... Yes you have given me the inspiration to do a few of these with pictures of my Great Grandparents Tfs Kind Regards Itz kezza liddydiddyfarmer :D

  2. Beautifully created Ken.....love it.

  3. Really a great technique! Love the project. I am loving all the ice resin and mixed media.

  4. This is really fab Ken. We were talking about tiny journals at Stitches in the UK remember? You are so inspiring!

  5. Hi Ken,

    I found your link on facebook on the Spellbinders facebook page. The mixed media mixage projects that your students created are just Stunning and I have added you to my reading list and looking forward to seeming more posts by you.

  6. What a very clever way to journal. Great piece!

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  9. Looks great!I do not know if I could hit upon the idea to create such handmade cards.
    https://thetermpapers.net/ - get inspired!