Friday, January 2, 2015

New Beginnings with Jelissa

Hello Blue Fern Studios fans, and welcome to the new year!

I'm up on the blog today with a video tutorial of how I put together a mixed media journal cover, using nothing more than Blue Fern Studios chipboards, some metal bits and flowers. I was very inspired by one of our former creative team member Joyce Kers who kept a journal on inspirational women in her family, and I wanted to make a similar journal for myself but of my family tree which I hope to fill up in the year 2015.

This is the project:

and close-ups (warning: graphic-intensive!)

I have always used papers, cloth or canvas to create my layers but for this journal cover I decided to create my layers with the chipboards from Blue Fern Studios instead. The intricate laser-cut designs are perfect as every layer they form has lots of interesting details to catch the eye.  

I wanted a blank white base to start with so that I can get to play with the new mediums I got for Christmas, but didn't want my chipboards to feel boring. So all the chipboard pieces were covered with different texture mediums. 

My title piece which I kept simple.

Here is the video of how I put everything together:

Blue Fern Studios products used:

Floral Clock
Fall Foliage
Little Birds Set
Leafy Page Accents
Notebook Edges
"Family" word 

Thank you for dropping by the blog!


  1. Oh you warm my heart Jelissa! I adore how you added so many layers of chipboard to create so much interest and dimension. Beautiful cover, and I'm looking forward to seeing all the entries in your journal as well.

  2. This is so pretty! Love the pink and sweet look! And you are the master of textures!