Wednesday, February 21, 2018

Masculine Mixed Media Notebook Tutorial by Maria Lillepruun

Hello! My name is Maria Lillepruun, I am the owner of the Magic Attic Design blog and live in Estonia.  I am a mixed media artist, a paper crafter, an educator and a museum conservator. Most often I create notebooks, sometimes photo albums, cards, layouts and various art objects.
My favorite styles are vintage and grunge. Hereby I want to thank you for inviting me to design for your brilliant educating blog!

I made a masculine mixed media notebook and recorded the whole process on film. The notebook was a gift to my colleague, a male metal objects conservator at the museum I work. He was really delighted to get such a thoughtful gift and promised not to write in this notebook but to treasure it as a piece of art :( That was not what I wanted, of course! I prefer my creations to be used, but this was his decision :))

And here are some closeup details.

Thank you for viewing and I invite you to my blog for more inspiration.  Perhaps you are inspired to join the February challenge for a chance to win a $25 gift certificate to the Lindy's Stamp Gang shop?


  1. Oh wow Maria. this is the most amazing album, loev, love, love the textured masculine feel of it! Stunning! Thank you so much for sharing it with us here!!

  2. What a gorgeous album. The texture you managed to create paired with the colors is beautiful! Thanks for sharing your talent with us.

  3. Your album is a real stunner Maria, I loved watching how you built up those layers of texture and colour on the cover, it really is wonderfully masculine! Thank you so much for sharing this amazing tutorial with us!

  4. Excellent video tutorial. I love all the texture and the colors for the cover. I also love how you glued the inside pages BACK into the book to make a useful end product! Wonderful inspiration!