The ladies that put on this Scrapbook Retreat stated that they got these UGLY things from the $1.50 bins at Michaels, and believe it or not the inside of the planner is very nice. It has a grey and white chevron design, and there is a sturdy pocket for each month.
I've been watching many Mixed Media Videos on YouTube lately, so I thought I take the opportunity to get my hands wet. First I put a lite coating of Gesso all over the planner. Then I used a variety of stencils (Tim Holtz & TCW) and modeling paste to add some texture. Next, I used different spray inks (Tattered Angles & Dylusions). After it was all dry, I went over the textured pieces with some antiqued gold Rub 'n Buff. I added some Prima Flowers and some metal pieces. The binding looked a little plain, so I added some black acrylic paint with my finger. Here is the finished product:
I'm really happy with how my first Mixed Media project turned out. I can't wait to do more!!!