Altered Distressed Prima Journal Cover

posted on: 12.29.2012

Hello world! I have a project I think is totally amazing to share with you today. I felt like creating last night and so I did. I created this altered Prima journal (journal found here). I actually plan on doing quite a few of the pages on the inside, I will share them as I work on them. Would you like me to create videos of the creation of the inside pages?

Alrighty, So I used quite a few Prima and Tim Holtz products while creating this book. All of the sprays are from Tim Holtz. They are the color washes I believe? All of the Prima products will be linked at the bottom of this post (all available in my shop). I also used some gesso and matte medium by Claudine Helmuth.
Supplies Used ::


  1. Hello Drew!

    i think this is your best work EVER!!!
    i love every single flower, every single detail and every sigle color! well, hope to see others soon!

    hugs xx

  2. Totally LOVE it! I would love a video on how to make the cover. I am a cardmaker and I am trying to get into the mixed media side of papercrafts.

    Thanks for all your inspiration.

  3. omgosh, this is stunning!!! i wish i could layer like you!!!!

  4. Ooooooh wowww this is so gorgeous what glue do you use so that it all stays on to the book ?, from the netherlands I want to wish you all the best for 2013

  5. @marijke
    I use Fabri-tac! I also used quite a bit of matte medium which cemented everything down.

  6. Drew, this is stunning!!!!

    Heather Lynn

  7. Beautiful. I love it. I would love to see videos on how you create the inside pages. Johanne L.

  8. Hi Drew,
    Fantastic - luv, luv, luv. Yes please make a video of the inside pages.

  9. Drew, you have an amazing eye for details. This is very well done. I love it and only wished that you made a step by step video on how it was done.

  10. I saw your video of the journal cover. It was really cool love the detail of everything.

  11. Drew,
    Watched your video - great job! Love it! Can you tell me what brand etc the keyhole thingy you used on the right-hand side of your cover?
    Cheers, Anita

  12. Drew, that cover is so awesome!!!
    Could you tell me what that butterfly is that you used?
    I definitely want to watch you do a cover like that on Ustream.

  13. @SMartin992
    Oops! I forgot to link that butterfly! I used these ones ::

  14. Drew awesome catch In this layout very nice image and very clever mixing paints nice job drew

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