This spiral notebook had been near my work area for quite some time and I was not using it. This challenge got me thinking it would make a great garden notebook. To make the added on cover, I placed a smooched stencil laden with green water activated color burst on white layering weight cs. Once dry I sprinkled on vintage black embossing powder and heat set from the back. Next I stamped a sentiment in black and stamped the images in black on tissue paper. After I had colored the images with water colors I trimmed close then attached to piece by brushing clear gesso on the paper, placing tissue pieces where I wanted them and then adding a thin layer of clear gesso over everything. Once dry I stamped in versa mark the details of the dragon fly wings and heat embossed gold. Adhered the piece to the hard plastic original cover with Ultra Thick Gel Medium.
Tip: To keep the tissue paper flat while I painted and it dried, I use a cut down portion of my old used up cutting mat for the Silhouette. It has just a small amount of sticky left, is stiff and yet light weight. I used kitchen shears to trim it to a 7″x7″. This size fits on my work station without being too big or too small. I use one of these trimmed down mats in my Misti also. It holds small pieces that I am trying to stamp but too small for magnets.