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Mixed-media binder by Ola Khomenok

Hello dears!

It's Ola here. Today I would like to show you how to create a binder from scratch, with sea themed Mixed Media cover.

First I cut 3 pieces of heavy weight chipboard:

2 pieces -  9.1/2"x8.1/2"
1 piece – 9.1/2"x2"

Then I connected all pieces with fabric adhesive tape, wrapped with thin cotton fabric and covered with fluid gesso. To create the texture, I made some waves on fabric, used pieces of lace, applied Stone Effect Pumice paste and added modeling paste through stencil.

I colored the cover surface using Lindy's mists, and embellishments with Art Alchemy Metallique and Sparks paints.

After the outer side of the cover was ready, I covered the inner side with 7 Dots Studio papers (Cotton Candy Dreams – Cloud Watching and Illumination – Tolerance), and attached the ring binder.

You welcome to watch the tutorial, again with my voice instructions. It's a little bit long video (28 minutes) and I'm sorry for this. But all steps seemed important to me, so I couldn't shorten more.

My video tutorial:

Mixed Media Place supplies:


  1. Ola your work is absolutely amazing 💞🤗

  2. Amazing project! Love the tutorial, tanks!

  3. Very very beautiful Ola and thanks for sharing this video!

  4. This is gorgeous! Love the colors and the little seahorse!

  5. This binder is absolutely stunning! xx


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