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Moon Notebook by LOUISE CROSBIE

Moon Notebook by LOUISE CROSBIE

Hi there. 
Today’s project inspiration came by request in a way. There’s been interest in doing a class with a “moon notebook”. Originally inspired by the notebook I made last year around this time. 
As Janine has some of these square 8x8 notebooks/scrapbooks in the cupboard left over from a previous class, I’ve gone with this so we can use them up. 
Deeply inspired by Finnabair and her teachings I must add. 
Most of the colour here is achieved using waxes although I did do some dry brushing in white followed by some liquid acrylic paints first. The layers came together quite well for a dark night sky yet colourful and pretty effect. 
Although I’m still undecided about the pink glitter. I guess it lifts and brightens the project and stops it being too dark.
This will be December’s mixed media class in the shop but if you’re interested in achieving a similar look then it might interest you that I recorded the process on video. In the video you can watch as I move through my decision process. I didn’t know where I was heading with it when I started. Just a vague idea that it would be a night sky theme and also “pretty”. 
You’ll see what products I used, how I used them and, if this kind of creating is fairly new to you, you’ll get some tips on some of the techniques (like the tricky art of successful dry brushing).
The video will go on sale the day after live class. 
Supply list
Black gesso (smaller size available)
White gesso (smaller and larger sizes available) or use impasto, or other thick opaque white paint
Finnabair liquid acrylics: Prussian blue, Ultramarine, Deep Turquoise, Violet, Carmine.
Finnabair metallique wax: Old Denim, White Pearl, Electric Violet, Old Silver.
Finnabair effect paste: Magic Potion.
Stamperia - Mechanisms
You will also need…
Scraps of paper and old tags
Scraps of lace
Resin or clay to cast the moulds
Glitter (I used a pink one from FInnabair's "summer" glitter set
Bling- optional (like flat back crystals/rhinestones)
Also-If you don't want to use the ribbon that comes with the book, you'll need a bit of coordinating ribbon as a replacement.
I, luckily, had some id had for many years sitting in a drawer.
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