2017 Diary

Welcome again to another month. 
February is here and I am first up on the Memory Maze
blog. I bought myself a boring black diary for this year with the intentions of decorating it.
Turning it into something beautiful

Firstly I painted around the edges of my diary with some white gesso.
I had to give it two coats to cover the black.

I had some scraps from a Kaisercraft range left sitting on my desk. 
I covered the back, front and spine with the paper using matt medium as 
I knoew I wanted to use media on the front.
Then I took some more scraps and collectables from the same range
and placed them on top of each other
until I was happy with them. Stick these down as well then I curled the edges.
I used some light molding paste and a circle mask
Placing this all over the front of the book. 
I sprayed the three colours letting them dry between coats.
I stamped the background using archival black ink and a script stamp also went around the sides 

I painted my chipboard with white gesso and then used embossing powder
to emboss them.

Memory Maze products

Ohter products used

2017 Diary
Kaisercraft PS I love you collection
- scrap papers and collectables
White doily
Prima flower spray and metal handle
Matt medium
Prima gold crackle
Light modelling paste
Lindy's Cest la vie cerise, cuxoiuse chartreuse and Chateau rose sprays
Embossing powder tattered rose and embossing pad
Black archival ink and script stamp

Thank you for visiting

Candy Chelepy
2017 Memory Maze
Design Team


  1. Wow,you sure made a gorgeous journal out of a plain black one! This is beautiful! BL

  2. Fantastic job on altering that plain diary into a beautiful journal! Love all the products and techniques you used. BL

  3. fabulous and colourful.. full of amazing layers.. BL

  4. Wow....that is stunning! Amazing mixed media! BL

  5. I just love the cover of this, so beautiful. BL


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