Tuesday, September 6, 2016

Write Your Own Mermaid Tail With This Blue Fern Studios Pocket Journal~

For my last Blue Fern September Project, I have a Mermaid Themed Pocket Journal to share with you. 

I started with a manila file folder Pocket Journal Base that I covered the front and back sides with Blue Fern Seaside Cottage Glory Paper. I ran some lace across the bottom, and then took a Blue Fern Seaside Flourish Chipboard Piece,

that I heat embossed with Blue Fern Imagine Ink Petal Embossing Powder, then accent heat embossed detail with Peacock, Sage & Sea Mist Embossing Powders, and then detailed the little anchor on the flourish with Imagine Ink Burnt Copper Glitter. The flowers are Blue Fern Harvest Lilies and Late Winter Lilies, and I added some pieces of sea glass for texture.

Next, I took a Blue Fern Seaside Mermaid, and gussied her up. I painted her body with gold paint, added a seashell and  some pearls to create a top for her. 

I then took sequins of different ocean colors and glued them to her tail, coated the sequins with diamond glaze and then sprinkle that with glitter glass for a gorgeous shine that you just can not see in the photos. 

For her hair, I heat embossed in layers with Imagine Ink Peacock, Azure & Lucky Embossing Powders, 

sprinkled her hair with gold microbeads, and then added glitter glass and pearl accents. I just love how she turned out~so FABulous!!! I mounted her onto the flourish, and then 

topped that piece with a Blue Fern Island Time Chipboard piece. This piece was first heat embossed with Imagine Ink Oatmeal Embossing Powder, then dabbed with clear embossing powder that was then coated with Imagine Ink Peacock Embossing Powder, heat set, and then I randomly painted places with sand paste and sprinkled that with sand glitter glass.

Here you can see the back view.

and here are all the tuck ins:
2 Extra Large Tags (Created from Blue Fern Splendor Paper and topped with hand dyed seam binding bows and Harvest Lilies)
2 Medium Pull Outs (Created with Blue Fern Glory Paper and topped with cut outs from the Blue Fern Calling Card Paper)
2 Small Pull Outs (Created from the Blue Fern Calling Card Paper)
1-Tri-fold Piece (Created from the Blue Fern Calling Card Paper)

And there you have it, a perfect place to tuck in and journal about those favorite Summer and Vacation Memories!! I hope you have enjoyed all of my September, Blue Fern projects, and that you have found some inspiration to grab some of your Blue Fern Favorites and create some Summer Memories For Yourself!! Hugs, ~Renea

Blue Fern Studios Supply List:
Seaside Cottage Paper Collection:
Seaside Cottage
Calling Cards

Island Time
Seaside Flourish
Seaside Mermaid

Harvest Lilies
Late Winter Lilies

Imagine Ink:
Burnt Copper Glitter
Embossing Powder
Embossing Powder
Azure Embossing Powder
Lucky Embossing Powder
Embossing Powder
Sea Mist Embossing Powder
Sage Embossing Powder

Items from Reneabouquets and the Reneabouquets Etsy that were used for this project:

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