Painting My Planner Cover

Join me on a creative journey as I transform my planner cover into a stunning cosmic masterpiece! In this blog post, I share how I painted my planner cover using simple acrylic and watercolor paints, creating a beautiful celestial effect that perfectly aligns with my spiritual and manifestation journey. Discover the step-by-step process, from preparing the cover to blending colors and adding shimmering details. Learn how to protect your artwork with a varnish technique, and be inspired to unleash your creativity without expensive tools or advanced techniques. Watch the full video on my channel for a visual guide to this magical transformation. Let's dive into the cosmic realm together and infuse our journals with spirituality and inspiration!

Ligia Costa

6/19/2020

Have you ever felt the need to infuse your everyday planner with a touch of magic and spirituality? I certainly have! In this blog post, I want to share with you the incredible journey of transforming my planner cover into a cosmic masterpiece. By using simple acrylic and watercolour paints, I was able to create a stunning celestial effect that perfectly aligns with my spiritual and manifestation journey. Join me as I take you through the step-by-step process, from preparing the cover to blending colours and adding shimmering details. Get ready to unleash your creativity and infuse your journal with spirituality and inspiration. Let's embark on this cosmic transformation together!

Section 1: The Vision

Before diving into the painting process, I took some time to envision the final look I wanted to achieve for my planner cover. I wanted it to have a cosmic and celestial vibe, something that would truly reflect my spiritual journey. To gather inspiration, I searched for images online and explored different colour palettes that resonated with me. Blues, pinks, and purples seemed to speak to my intuition and spiritual connection. With a clear vision in mind, I was ready to bring it to life through painting.

Section 2: Gathering the Materials

For this cosmic transformation, I didn't need any fancy or expensive materials. In fact, I used simple acrylic and watercolour paints that I already had in my art supplies. I also grabbed a brush, a palette for mixing colours, and some water to dilute the watercolours. To protect the cover and give it a shimmering effect, I decided to use a varnishing technique. Instead of a specific varnish, I found an alternative using PVA glue and metallic silver paint. With all the materials in place, I was eager to begin the creative process.

Section 3: Painting the Base

To ensure a smooth surface for painting, I started by giving the planner cover two layers of acrylic paint. The original coral PU leather disappeared under a fresh coat of blue acrylic, which would serve as the base for the cosmic effect. I allowed each layer to dry completely before moving on to the next, as patience is key when it comes to creating art. Once the base was ready, I could begin adding the captivating celestial design.

Section 4: Blending Colors and Creating Cosmic Effects

With the base in place, it was time to bring the cosmic vision to life. I used my watercolour palette to create a blended effect on top of the acrylic paint. I experimented with different shades of blues, pinks, and purples, carefully blending them together to achieve a seamless transition. It was a long process, as I had to let each layer dry before adding the next, but the anticipation only fueled my excitement. I wanted to see the final result—an otherworldly cosmic masterpiece.

Section 5: Adding Shimmering Details and Protecting the Cover

To make the cosmic design truly shine, I added splashes of pink, white, and blue to mimic the appearance of stars. These details brought a sense of depth and magic to the cover. Once the painting was complete, I moved on to protect my artwork. Since I didn't have a specific varnish on hand, I found a creative solution using PVA glue mixed with metallic silver paint. This mixture provided both a protective layer and a shimmering effect, enhancing the celestial theme. After allowing the varnish to dry, the cover was ready for the finishing touches.

Section 6: Symbolism and Personalization

As a final touch, I wanted to incorporate symbols and words that held personal significance for my spiritual journey. I sketched a symbol and a word with a pencil on the front cover and outlined them with a black Sharpie. To make them stand out, I added colour details with metallic pens, infusing them with an ethereal glow. These symbols served as a reminder of my spiritual path and added a touch of intention to the planner cover. With the transformation complete, I couldn't wait to begin using this journal as a vessel for my manifestations and spiritual explorations.

The journey of transforming my planner cover into a cosmic masterpiece was a truly rewarding experience. Through the use of simple acrylic and watercolour paints, I was able to infuse my journal with spirituality and inspiration. The cosmic effect, created by blending colours and adding shimmering details, perfectly aligned with my spiritual and manifestation journey. By personalizing the cover with symbols and words of significance, I made it a powerful tool for my spiritual practice. I hope this article has sparked your inspiration and shown you that transforming your planner doesn't require expensive tools or advanced techniques. Let your creativity soar, infuse your journal with magic, and embark on a cosmic journey of your own.

If you are more visual and would like to watch the full progress, check out the video tutorial below that I shared on my channel.

Love and healing,

Ligia