Plan for the New Year with Cat-arzyna

 With the new year, comes new plans! Cat-arzyna altered this plain (and dark) planner for 2018 using a variety of mediums, tools and ingenuity. Lets see what she did...

With the new year, comes new plans! Cat-arzyna altered this plain (and dark) planner for 2018 using a variety of mediums, tools and ingenuity. Lets see what she did...

 Cover the inside front and back covers to protect them from getting any paints or smudges (basically from any unwanted oopsies). Prime the covers using the Art Basics Heavy Gesso in white by Finnabair. This will not only protect the surface but also add tooth for any art mediums to adhere to it better. And it completely covers the unwanted color on the cover for a fresh clean surface to work on. 

Cover the inside front and back covers to protect them from getting any paints or smudges (basically from any unwanted oopsies). Prime the covers using the Art Basics Heavy Gesso in white by Finnabair. This will not only protect the surface but also add tooth for any art mediums to adhere to it better. And it completely covers the unwanted color on the cover for a fresh clean surface to work on. 

 Use the IOD paper clay (814991) in the Baroque 4 IOD Decor mould (814779) to create the unique design on the cover. Apply with a strong adhesive or gel medium. Then set up your stamp design using IOD Decor Stamps-Alpha and Louis (815417 and 814335). Use an embossing ink to stamp with...

Use the IOD paper clay (814991) in the Baroque 4 IOD Decor mould (814779) to create the unique design on the cover. Apply with a strong adhesive or gel medium. Then set up your stamp design using IOD Decor Stamps-Alpha and Louis (815417 and 814335). Use an embossing ink to stamp with...

 Add embossing powder over the stamped images, then heat set with a heat gun. Notice the little pencil marks she made so she could replace the appliques in the position they were in before she stamped...very clever!

Add embossing powder over the stamped images, then heat set with a heat gun. Notice the little pencil marks she made so she could replace the appliques in the position they were in before she stamped...very clever!

 Glue all of the designs you wish to use on the book, including the binding. Love the added accents added to the left side to look like hinges (814786-Baroque Mould 2) 

Glue all of the designs you wish to use on the book, including the binding. Love the added accents added to the left side to look like hinges (814786-Baroque Mould 2) 

 Paint with any color you wish! Add a dry brushed layer of white over the color to tone it down and antique it a bit. Then apply the Art Alchemy Metallique Wax by Finnabair to the designs. Here, Cat used Rose Gold. You can also mix or layer more than one wax color too! 

Paint with any color you wish! Add a dry brushed layer of white over the color to tone it down and antique it a bit. Then apply the Art Alchemy Metallique Wax by Finnabair to the designs. Here, Cat used Rose Gold. You can also mix or layer more than one wax color too! 

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 How gorgeous! The final look is absolutely stunning...

How gorgeous! The final look is absolutely stunning...

 On the back cover, stamp a pattern or use a stencil. The dark pink pattern adds another interesting element that works with the whole color scheme of the planner cover. 

On the back cover, stamp a pattern or use a stencil. The dark pink pattern adds another interesting element that works with the whole color scheme of the planner cover. 

 Thanks for stopping by today and we hope you are inspired to get out your home decor tools and start creating!  Follow Cat-arzyna here on Instagram:  https://www.instagram.com/catarzynahomelifestyle/

Thanks for stopping by today and we hope you are inspired to get out your home decor tools and start creating!

Follow Cat-arzyna here on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/catarzynahomelifestyle/