Fast Finish Art Journal Project

Oh My Goodness! I have slaved away on this project for you (that may be a slight hyperbole, but you got that…) and I hope you like it! All this week the Stampendous! team has been experimenting with Beacon’s Fast Finish adhesive and I have had a lot of fun experimenting.

Recently I’ve gotten into art journalling (you’ve seen a few of my projects here) and I am by no means an expert, but what I have to offer is my journey of experimentation.. Art journalling is truly a freeing and satisfying experience, and if you have a store near you that carries some of the products (or classes, even!) do it! Try it!! It’s fun!!

Step 1) Mist papers with Dylusions mists


Step 2) Start with a small pile of Shabby Blue Embossing Enamel and add some Beacon’s Fast Finish adhesive to it… Enough to make a paste.


Step 3) Mix with a paint brush.


Step 4) Pounce and/or spread the paste over the surface of the project. Because I was working with embossing powder I heated it all with a heat tool. It did bubble a little oddly because of the Fast Finish, but it melted.


Step 5) After all of the heat-embossing, apply a coat of Fast Finish to seal it all.


After all of that work on “the base” I stamped on top with Archival ink and added my journalling elements. So there! The "Dear Santa" was written on a card and on the inside I will write some "Christmas Wishes" for 2012.. Most of them NOT presents, I think. ;)

Stampendous! images used: Jumbo Santa, Jumbo Sparkle Joy

Then be sure to plan some time this weekend to check out a whole round of terrific projects using this great product along with some wonderful Stampendous! images and Essentials and some other gems from Beacon Adhesives. It will be a ton of fun, and we’ll be giving away some Fast Finish and Stampendous products for randomly chosen comments! Check out the Stampendous! blog!  and these hoppers:

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  1. Pretty cool pages. I like the technique you showed. I really do need to start an Art Journal. You have inspired me.

  2. This project is totally RAD dearie!!! Awesome way to use the Beacon Adhesive too!!

  3. Cool Art Journal! Loving the bright colors and how you applied the embossing enamel!

  4. This is super cool! I'm just getting into art journaling and your pages are truly inspiring. Beautiful job!

  5. Awesome journal pages! Beautiful colors and lettering. Thanks for showing how to add the beads. TFS!

  6. Awesome journal-love the bright colors. Terrific tip for adding the microbeads! TFS!

  7. Tobi this is awesome!!! I love seeing the sprays in use of course because I use them all the time, but I also love the way you used the Beacon Fast finish for your art journal! Too Cool!

  8. What a great finish---I'm going to try this. I LOVE the look!!

  9. Gorgeous journal pages! I haven't tried this yet, but this could be the inspiration I need to begin!


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