Maple Tree Journal

I have two journal books I would like to share today. Made for those guys that love to make maple syrup.  It’s a big thing here in the mid west. It’s something to do when you cant be on the ice anymore fishing and it’s too cold to be on the water at the beach. It’s the bridge between winter and spring.

Here is a commissioned piece I made for my good friend’s dad who does maple syrup. She tells me he writes it on the wall outside in their shed. Here is a book he can now keep with for years to come.

There is no video today, but this was a rather relaxing day painting and  blending.

I started with some strata paste on  the front and back covers, heat setting until dry. The  nice thing about this paste is I didn’t need to prime it, I was ok with areas of more coverage   on some areas verse others.

After the strata paste dried I added patches of modeling paste to just add a few more details on the background. I love the effect it gets.

Using the Big Maple Tree and the Maple seeds, I rusted all of them. Knowing this is for an 0lder guy, Its has to be somewhat manly. I used diluted paint and my spray bottle to really get a watercolour effect.

I finished off the chipboard with some titan buff and the spray bottle. Just add a title and this journal is ready to go.

This next journal was a gift. Using the same background technique, and painting I ombré the background, I was heavier on the Quinn Gold on this one than the other, I also switched to the modeling paste with some crackle paste to add a different effect on the book.


Using the Maple Tree Branches and Leaves, I rusted with the diluted paint and may spray bottle. Again making it manly but keeping  with the theme, I lay a simple design on the front cover.

I just finished the book off with a title and all set, ready to go for the up coming maple syrup season.

Thank you all for stopping by today, Think Spring!!!!! And Happy Creating!!




Big Tree

Maple Tree Seeds

Maple Tree Brand and Leaves

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