Earthday Altered Paperclip Tutorial

The members of the ScraPerfect team decided to do Altered Paperclips to show different ways each of these can be made and these are earth friendly. My project is Earthday Altered Paperclip Tutorial. Using a few leftover bits, ScraPefect – Best Glue Ever, Embellie Gellie and Best Cleaner Ever along with Tattered Angels Glimmer Mists and Calico Collage Day Dreaming digital images.

This is one of those projects where you can dig around in those paper punches and scraps of paper and make something beautiful.

For those that love video tutorials here is the Earthday Altered Paperclip Tutorial.

It really makes me happy to see all the items laid out on my desk for a project. How does it make you feel?

Earthday Altered Paperclip Tutorial

The products and supplies used for the Earthday Altered Paperclip Tutorial.

For those that like a step by step tutorial please enjoy the following photo Earthday Altered Paperclip Tutorial.

To begin, fold the book page in half and then tear or cut on that fold line. Fold one of these pieces in half, then unfold and apply ScraPerfects Best Glue Ever on one side of the fold, press closed. Fold the page in half again.

Earthday Altered Paperclip Tutorial

Open the fold and place a paperclip on the folded edge in the center of the back. It will look like a booklet. The front is where the decorations will go.
Apply BGE around the paperclip and paper. Press closed.

Earthday Altered Paperclip Tutorial

Place the altered paperclip base into spray box, apply lace stencil and spray with Tattered Angels Glimmer Mists.

Earthday Altered Paperclip Tutorial

Use a scrap of paper to mop up the overspray. This can be used to make another altered paperclip or other projects.

Earthday Altered Paperclip Tutorial

Take out the sprayed base and prepare for the next step.

Earthday Altered Paperclip Tutorial

Apply Distress Inks around the edges of the Calico Collage Digital Image from the Day Dreaming Kit.

Earthday Altered Paperclip Tutorial

Place a fine line of BGE around the edge of the back of the image.

Earthday Altered Paperclip Tutorial

Affix to the blue mat that has had distress inks applied to the edges.

Earthday Altered Paperclip Tutorial

On the back side of the mat apply a thin line of BEG but leave the top open so that this can become a pocket. Attach to the Altered Paperclip Base.

Earthday Altered Paperclip Tutorial

Next, we will make a tag to go into the pocket. Using a strip of scrap watercolor paper round the top corners with a 1/4 Crop-A-Dial corner chomper. Then apply Distress Ink around the edges. Add a swirl of BEG on the top edge and lay a piece of flat lace over the glue. This Earthday Altered Paperclip Tutorial is almost done.

Earthday Altered Paperclip Tutorial

Layer the Oval Scalloped shape and the domino image on top of the lace.

Earthday Altered Paperclip Tutorial

Cut a piece of eyelash yarn about 1/2 long and add a drop of glue on the Altered Paperclip Base lower right corner. Touch the punched heart to the glue and then sandwich the eyelash yarn between the heart and the base. Do the same with a butterfly on the tags left side.

Earthday Altered Paperclip Tutorial
Attach the ScraPerfect Medium No Clog Cap to the Tulip Dimensional Glitter Paint bottle.

Earthday Altered Paperclip Tutorial

The fine point on the Medium No Clog Cap is great for adding touches of glitter paint.

Earthday Altered Paperclip Tutorial

Draw with the Tulip Glitter Paint around the butterfly wings and down the body. Add a drop of Glitter paint to the heart.

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The Best Cleaner Ever is a perfect way to prevent your no Clog Tip from clogging. Just dip the end into a drop of the BCE and replace the cap. It will be ready to use the next time you open the bottle.

Earthday Altered Paperclip Tutorial

Time to attach the rhinestones using the Embellie Gellie. It is a lot easier than using tweezers.  Place the tags into the tops of the paperclip base. The Earthday Embellished Paperclip Tutorial is done.

Earthday Altered Paperclip Tutorial

ScraPerfect has also decided that when you visit their blog and upload a photo of your altered paperclip they will give each person a gift certificate for free shipping. In addition, if you leave a comment on the same post stating what ScraPerfect product you love the most or want to try the most they will pick one winner by the end of April to get their choice of product. It is so easy to enter, so go do it so you can win!

Earthday Altered Paperclip Tutorial

What will you make for your Earthday Altered Paperclip? Got a favorite theme you like to use? Or favorite colors? Look forward to seeing what you share over on ScraPerfect blog.

Make sure to check out the Friendly Junk Journal People Facebook group. Of course, you are welcome to join the Friendly Junk Journal People Facebook group. The group is growing daily and we are a friendly group willing to help each other and encourage each other.

Interested in any of the journals I created? Please feel free to contact me through my Facebook Page. Here is my shop, I have a lot of items uploaded and add more weekly.

My hope is that I have inspired you to look at those papers in your stash and make your own junk journal.

Keep updated on my posts by following me. Follow my blog with Bloglovin. Or Follow my Facebook Page or on Instagram for updates that may not be shared on my blog.

Thanks so much for stopping by my blog today for the Earthday Altered Paperclip Tutorial.

Frankenpage Envelope Pocket Tutorial

Today’s post is sharing what I made with some of my Mixed Media Frankenpages. The result was a Frankenpage Envelope Pocket Tutorial to show you how I used the pages. This is one of those fun projects where you can use some old book pages and add some paint and Tattered Angels Glimmer Mists. Adding digital images from Calico Collage Day Dreaming journal kit just adds a beautiful touch.

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The supplies used in this Frankenpage Envelope Pocket Tutorial.

Frankenpage Envelope Pocket Tutorial

When I made the Mixed Media Frankenpages these were trimmed to 8 x 10.5 inches. Then I sewed the joins on the paper but not around the outside edge. Next, I cut the page in half lengthwise to make a 4 x 10.5 inch page.

Then cut a two inch piece from one end and a three and a half inch piece. You will now have three pieces to use for this envelope pocket.

Sew around the edges to finish the piece. Sew the pieces together and you now have an envelope pocket.

Using ScraPerfects Best Glue Ever attach the embellishments to finish the Frankenpage Envelope Pocket.

Frankenpage Envelope Pocket Tutorial

Use Embellie Gellie for perfect placement of small items.

Frankenpage Envelope Pocket Tutorial

The Medium Fine Writing Cap from ScraPefect transforms the Tulip Dimension Glitter Paint into a precision writing tool.

Frankenpage Envelope Pocket Tutorial

There are so many ways to create these Frankenpage Envelope Pockets with all kinds of papers and mediums. I hope you enjoy making your own after seeing my Frankenpage Envelope Pocket Tutorial.

Frankenpage Envelope Pocket Tutorial

It is the little details that help to finish a project. I could have left the envelope pockets as they were, but it is so much better with the embellishment, don’t you think?

Frankenpage Envelope Pocket Tutorial

Make sure to check out the Friendly Junk Journal People Facebook group. Of course, you are welcome to join the Friendly Junk Journal People Facebook group. The group is growing daily and we are a friendly group willing to help each other and encourage each other.

Interested in any of the journals I created? Please feel free to contact me through my Facebook Page. Here is my shop, I have a lot of items uploaded and add more weekly.

My hope is that I have inspired you to look at those papers in your stash and make your own junk journal.

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Mixed Media Junk Mail Journal Tutorial

I’m asked if I use my junk mail to make a junk journal. Today I decided that I would make a Mixed Media Junk Mail Journal Tutorial to show you how I use junk mail. One of my friends texted me so we could visit. On that visit, she gave me a stack of junk mail. It seems I don’t get that much junk mail, or Henry throws it out. So this was a perfect opportunity for me to create using junk mail.

 Mixed Media Junk Mail Journal Tutorial

Mixed Media Junk Mail Journal Tutorial Video.

What is fun about using junk mail for a junk journal is that no two will be alike. Each piece will be unique. In my case Using some thick cardstock ads and postcards works great for mixed media painting.

Supplies Used for the Mixed Media Junk Mail Journal Tutorial.

Gather some Acrylic Craft Paint and something to apply it to the junk mail. An old credit card, key card or gift card is a great tool to spread paint very thin on paper. It is easier to dry when it is thin. The first layer of paint is to help cover what was printed on the junk mail. If you like the colors and images you may skip this and go into the next portion.

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Applying media with stencils is a lot of fun and a great way to change up the look of junk mail. Layering those stencils help gives depth to the project.

Rubber stamps can be a great help for adding a shape if you don’t want to freehand paint the images. If you don’t have the stamp you want, try cutting a piece of fun foam into the shape and mounting it to an object for the “handle” and see how it looks. Heck, you can even use a potato that you carve. Look up Potato Stamps for ideas. 😉

 Mixed Media Junk Mail Journal Tutorial

Adding outlines helps to define the images and makes these look finished. My paint was still a little wet and some of the pens were not working. Soon I’ll share another solution I found after I was done with this project. 😉 So make sure to come back to see it soon.

 Mixed Media Junk Mail Journal Tutorial

Since I covered up all the surfaces it was time to add something to write upon. This is where I used Canvas Corp Brands watercolor Postcards. Adding distress inks and stitching around the edges gives these a cute look, don’t you think?

 Mixed Media Junk Mail Journal Tutorial

Using Aleene’s tacky glue I attached the postcards where I wanted in the journal.

 Mixed Media Junk Mail Journal Tutorial

Since this was a pretty simple journal it went quick and I was able to attach the “pages” with my sewing machine. That took no time at all. 🙂

 Mixed Media Junk Mail Journal Tutorial

Take a look at that junk mail and see what pieces would be good to do some Mixed Media.

Make sure to check out the Friendly Junk Journal People Facebook group. Of course, you are welcome to join the Friendly Junk Journal People Facebook group. The group is growing daily and we are a friendly group willing to help each other and encourage each other.

Interested in any of the journals I created? Please feel free to contact me through my Facebook Page. Here is my shop, I have a lot of items uploaded and add more weekly.

My hope is that I have inspired you to look at those papers in your stash and make your own junk journal.

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Mixed Media Mail Art Collaboration Springtime Junk Journal

It is with great pleasure that I share the Mixed Media Mail Art Collaboration Springtime Junk Journal. In January while at Creativation 2018 a few of us met up and discussed having a swap and YouTube Video hop. The final decision was to have a Mixed Media Mail Art Collaboration Springtime Theme. Each artist would make a 4 x 6 postcard with any mixed media they wanted and mail to the other artists.

Mixed Media Mail Art Collaboration Springtime Junk Journal

In this swap, there are three other ladies who participated. Check out the other Mixed Media Mail Art Collaboration Springtime ladies social media.

When I got the postcards from the other ladies I decided that I would make a Junk Journal just for these postcards. Here is the video showing How I made my postcards and then the Mixed Media Mail Art Collaboration Springtime Junk Journal.

Supplies Used for my postcards.

Mixed Media Mail Art Collaboration Springtime Junk Journal

Playing with a Gel Press is so much fun. There are so many things that can be done. Lots of layers, single layers, lots of texture or little texture. It is all about whatever you want at the time.

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I love how vivid the colors are on the postcards I created for the ladies. Green just spoke spring to me and that is why I used it with the blue.

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Supplies used for the Mixed Media Mail Art Collaboration Springtime Junk Journal.

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Having the inspiration in seeing someone else’s work really helps me think of ways to use it in my art projects. Seeing the different designs from each artist gives me ideas, helps me appreciate others art and gives me joy.

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Making a mixed media Junk Journal to hold all the postcards was so much fun! I love trying new things and mixed media allows me to play. These are now all in one place and easy to enjoy.

An element I like about this Mixed Media Mail Art Collaboration Springtime Junk Journal is that I was able to put Mixed Media with Vintage themed elements and I think it turned out amazing.

Mixed Media Mail Art Collaboration Springtime Junk Journal

Mixing denim, lace, yarn, and paper with the paints and Tattered Angels Glimmer Mists, gives this a unique look.

Mixed Media Mail Art Collaboration Springtime Junk Journal

The photos and video don’t do any justice to how beautiful these pages are. The surface is smooth and really feels good in my hands.

Mixed Media Mail Art Collaboration Springtime Junk Journal

Being able to use the extra postcards I made in this journal was also a plus. Really wasn’t sure what I would do with them until I saw I needed a few more pockets.

Mixed Media Mail Art Collaboration Springtime Junk Journal

Many people ask me about where to find cool things for their junk journals. In this case, it was junk mail given to me by a friend, old book pages, and scraps of fabric and lace. And a few digital images from Calico Collage mixed with some awesome mixed media art by, Lena, Bea, and Shel C. And I think it turned out to be a pretty cool junk journal. How about you?

Mixed Media Mail Art Collaboration Springtime Junk Journal

Make sure to check out the Friendly Junk Journal People Facebook group. Of course, you are welcome to join the Friendly Junk Journal People Facebook group. The group is growing daily and we are a friendly group willing to help each other and encourage each other.

Interested in any of the journals I created? Please feel free to contact me through my Facebook Page. Here is my shop, I have a lot of items uploaded and add more weekly.

My hope is that I have inspired you to look at those papers in your stash and make your own junk journal.

Keep updated on my posts by following me. Follow my blog with Bloglovin. Or Follow my Facebook Page or on Instagram for updates that may not be shared on my blog.

Thanks so much for stopping by my blog today to see the Mixed Media Mail Art Collaboration Springtime Junk Journal.

Mini Junk Journal Tutorial

Several followers have requested that I show mini junk journals that can be added to a larger Junk Journal. It is nice to have more writing space inside a journal, so adding a mini journal expands the writing area. In this Mini Junk Journal Tutorial, using Tattered Angels Glimmer Mists, a homemade stencil, Distress Inks and my sewing machine I share how to transform a dictionary page into a mini junk journal.

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Mini Junk Journal Tutorial video. I also show that I made many different colors using the same techniques.

Some time ago I was given an old dictionary. The covers had been removed and all I had was the really old looking pages. The pages are great, but not strong enough to use on their own. That is when I realized that I had a whole stack of cardstock that would be the perfect size to make a mini junk journal.

Mini Junk Journal

I like using what I have on hand to make something pretty. In this case, the pages for my mini junk journal tutorial helped determine the size of each journal. When I was working for a large company for almost 24 years I helped with special print jobs. One of our print jobs required some perforated papers. The first sample that the company sent to us was not the correct type of paper. This paper was going to be trashed when I took it home. Granted I’ve had it for many years and only recently thought about it and started using the paper. But it was perfect to get two journals out of one sheet of paper.

If you are not lucky like me to have perforated paper, you can use standard copy paper. Just cut into 8 pieces measuring 4.25 x 2.75 inches.

Mini Junk Journal

Working with the dictionary pages it was easy to make two journals out of each. It was so easy that I ended up making 10 sets or 20 total mini junk journals. These measure 2 1/4 x 3 inches with 4 sheets of paper to make 16 pages measuring 2 1/8 x 2 3/4 inches each (when folded). Each Piece of paper measures 4.25 x 2.75 inches.

Here is a tip for you. If you have white crochet thread that you want to change to another color, use a distress ink pad and a blending tool. Place the thread under the blending tool directly on the ink pad and pull the thread. Repeat this process until the thread is the color you want. This way you don’t have to buy every color in the rainbow. You can make your own when you want. 🙂

Mini Junk Journal

Pull out items from your stash and make your own Mini Junk Journals today using my tutorial as inspiration.

Mini Junk Journal

Make sure to check out the Friendly Junk Journal People Facebook group. Of course, you are welcome to join the Friendly Junk Journal People Facebook group. The group is growing daily and we are a friendly group willing to help each other and encourage each other.

Interested in any of the journals I created? Please feel free to contact me through my Facebook Page. Here is my shop, I have a lot of items uploaded and add more weekly.

My hope is that I have inspired you to look at those papers in your stash and make your own junk journal.

Keep updated on my posts by following me. Follow my blog with Bloglovin. Or Follow my Facebook Page or on Instagram for updates that may not be shared on my blog.

Thanks so much for stopping by my blog today to see the Mini Junk Journal Tutorial.

Spring Junk Journal Page Tutorial

We are having a Spring/Easter Junk Journal Page Swap inside the Friendly Junk Journal People Facebook group. When I can I like to make items and swap with other members. Today I decided that I would share a Spring Junk Journal Page Tutorial using Calico Collage Digital Images, Flower Elves digital ATC images. In the video I show you all four sizes I printed from the same digital file from Calico Collage.

Spring Junk Journal Page

Spring Junk Journal Page Tutorial Video.

Supplies used for the Spring Junk Journal Page Tutorial

The swap requirements are the following. The page should measure 8 inches tall by 10.50 inches wide or 5.25 when the page is folded closed. Next, it had to have a pocket/tuck spot and a journal card or tag.

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Knowing the requirements helps to get things started. First I selected images from Calico Collage an ATC digital sheet of images. Then I used my computer to crop and print different sizes of the images. The quality of the images allowed me to blow these images up to at least 5 x 7 without losing any of the quality of the image.

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Selecting a few of the images I then made elements. Using Distress Inks around the edges of the images and journal cards and then sewing around the edges with a black zig-zag stitch.

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Painting on paper gives it a new life. It is one of my favorite things to do, alter the paper to get a different look. When the paper is done it has a great surface that you can write upon.

Assembling the page is pretty easy once all the elements are made. Don’t you think this looks like Spring? It was a lot of fun to put this together. Sure hope my swap partner likes the page I created. 🙂

When I completed the page I had a few elements left over so I decided to make up a small junk journal kit. Ended up that I was able to put 30 items together. Check it out in my store.

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Make sure to check out the Friendly Junk Journal People Facebook group. Of course, you are welcome to join the Friendly Junk Journal People Facebook group. The group is growing daily and we are a friendly group willing to help each other and encourage each other.

Interested in any of the journals I created? Please feel free to contact me through my Facebook Page.

Here is my shop, I have a lot of items uploaded and add more weekly.

My hope is that I have inspired you to look at those papers in your stash and make your own junk journal.

Keep updated on my posts by following me. Follow my blog with Bloglovin.

Or Follow my Facebook Page or on Instagram for updates that may not be shared on my blog.

Thanks so much for stopping by my blog today to see the Spring Junk Journal Page Tutorial.

Fairy Garden Junk Journal Cover Tutorial

For the past month, I have been sharing tutorials on making a Fairy Garden Junk Journal on my blog and YouTube. Today I’m sharing a Fairy Garden Junk Journal Cover Tutorial to show how I put the complete journal together. Using fabric, chipboard, cardstock and other supplies I show how to make a cover for the Fairy Garden Junk Journal.

Video showing the Fairy Garden Junk Journal Cover Tutorial.

 

Supplies used throughout the Fairy Garden Junk Journal

When making a cover for a junk journal I like to measure the pages. Once I know that measurement I add about half an inch to the height and width. This is the size I will cut two pieces of chipboard. For the spine I measure how thick the pages are stacked together and add just a little for growth inside the journal, in this case, it was about 1.5 inches wide. Chipboard can be found in items around your home like cereal boxes, old printer boxes or you can purchase from a few sources online.

The fabric is then laid out with the chipboard pieces laid on top to determine how big to cut the fabric. I like to cut it about 1 inch bigger all the way around. There needs to be enough fabric to wrap around the edge of the chipboard on all sides when the three pieces of chipboard are laid side by side.

Fairy Garden Junk Journal

Using Aleenes Tacky Glue while the fabric is on a non-paper worksurface start with the spine and apply a liberal amount of glue. Use a bone folder to smooth out the glue on the chipboard side. If you try to smooth the glue on the fabric side it will wrinkle and bunch. Go slow and smoothly. Next, apply glue to the other two pieces in the same manner.

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Wrap the fabric over to the inside. I like to start with the corners. I don’t cut I just fold inside. Then fold the sides and top to the inside. Let the glue dry a little before taking the cover to the sewing machine. Sew a zig-zag stitch around the outside edge of the cover.

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Cut cardstock to be about a quarter of an inch smaller than the cover measurements. These will then have leftover fabric placed on the bottom of the inside and back cover. Lay the spine cardstock piece first and make sure to use a bone folder in the bends of the cover to smooth the glue and get a good bond. Then glue the front and back inside to the cover.

Use a template to mark the hole placement for the three signatures. Punch nine holes in the spine. Punch three holes in the signatures that will correspond to the cover. Bind using a pamphlet stitch. The journal is now complete.

Once you have made a couple of these covers it gets a lot easier and you will be a pro in no time. I really like how this Fairy Garden Junk Journal Turned out.

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Make sure to check out the Friendly Junk Journal People Facebook group. Of course, you are welcome to join the Friendly Junk Journal People Facebook group. The group is growing daily and we are a friendly group willing to help each other and encourage each other.

Interested in any of the journals I created? Please feel free to contact me through my Facebook Page.

Here is my shop, I have a lot of items uploaded and add more weekly.

My hope is that I have inspired you to look at those papers in your stash and make your own junk journal.

Keep updated on my posts by following me. Follow my blog with Bloglovin.

Or Follow my Facebook Page or on Instagram for updates that may not be shared on my blog.

Thanks so much for stopping by my blog today for the Fairy Garden Junk Journal Cover Tutorial and a flip through of the finished journal.

 

Postage Stamp Embellishment Tutorial

Recently inside Friendly Junk Journal People, I was asked, how do I use postage stamps? That prompted me to share the following Postage Stamp Embellishment Tutorial. In the video, I show how I use postage stamps as focal points on a mini paper bag and journal card. I also show a few other examples and ideas where Postage Stamps can be used.

Postage Stamp Embellishment

Postage Stamp Embellishment Tutorial Video.

Supplies for the Postage Stamp Embellishment Tutorial

What I really love about a project like this is you can make it any way you like. Each one can be unique or you can make sets. Since we are using old items it’s okay if they don’t all match.

Postage Stamp Embellishment

Save those leftover bits of paper and use shape punches to get more bang out of that stash. I found that If I will go ahead and pull a few paper punches out and just try to get the largest shapes first, then go to a smaller punch until there is nothing left. Doing this when you cut a sheet of paper for a project, or if you have a Circut or Silhouette you might use those leftover papers when the shapes are cut.

Postage Stamp Embellishment

I had a lot of fun making the example in the video. Before I started the video I made a couple other sets. This can get addictive making these up.

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The pinks in these just make me so happy. Party Pink was sprayed along with a small amount of Fully Purple Tattered Angels Glimmer Mists through my Butterfly Stencil. The 4 x 6 inch watercolor card looks so pretty as the sprays bloomed on the paper.

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The second set is a little more traditional vintage look. Used Tattered Angels Glimmer Mists, Kraft and Walnut Gold on these elements. Also used the same Butterfly Stencil as before, it seems to work in lots of situations.

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When I created the Vintage looking set I remembered that I had some tiny postcards and a passport stamped images. I had even already fussy cut these out. Score for being a quick project.

Postage Stamp Embellishment

Tim Holtz Vintage Photo Distressed Ink was used with a script background stamp. It just adds another vintage touch to the mini bag.

Postage Stamp Embellishment

Take a look at your stash, you may just have everything you need to make some pretty great Postage Stamp Embellishments yourself.

Make sure to check out the Friendly Junk Journal People Facebook group. Of course, you are welcome to join the Friendly Junk Journal People Facebook group. The group is growing daily and we are a friendly group willing to help each other and encourage each other.

Interested in any of the journals I created? Please feel free to contact me through my Facebook Page.

Here is my shop, I have a lot of items uploaded and add more weekly.

My hope is that I have inspired you to look at those papers in your stash and make your own junk journal.

Keep updated on my posts by following me. Follow my blog with Bloglovin.

Or Follow my Facebook Page or on Instagram for updates that may not be shared on my blog.

Thanks so much for stopping by my blog today to see the Postage Stamp Embellishment Tutorial.

Graph Paper and Glimmer Mist Junk Journal Page

Another from the Fairy Garden Junk Journal series tutorial. Graph Paper and Glimmer Mist Junk Journal Page, a quick easy page to create for a junk journal. Using Tattered Angels Glimmer Mists on graph paper gives it a beautiful shimmer and that yummy crinkle sound that so many paper artists love to hear. Adding some stamps and notepaper with washi tape help to complete the page.

Graph Paper and Glimmer Mist Junk Journal Page

Video Tutorial for the Graph Paper and Glimmer Mist Junk Journal Page.

Supplies used for the Graph Paper and Glimmer Mist Junk Journal Page.

Trim graph paper to the size that will be in the journal using the Fiskars Rotary Paper Trimmer.

Using Tattered Angels Glimmer Mists and a stencil apply color to the page, on the back spray without the stencil. Allow to dry or use a heat tool to speed up the drying time.

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Apply washi tape to the notepad paper and attach to the page.

Graph Paper and Glimmer Mist Junk Journal Page

Stamp images with Distress Ink Vintage Photo.

Graph Paper and Glimmer Mist Junk Journal Page

Finding new ways to create easy but beautiful junk journal pages is a lot of fun for me. I like to see how I can alter things to make these a pretty addition.

Every time I use Tattered Angels Glimmer Mists on a project it brings a smile to my face. I just love being able to add a touch of color and shimmer.

What are your favorite colors? Depending on my mood I like a variety of colors. Taffy and Precious Metals are some of my favorite soft colors to use from Tattered Angels.

Make sure to check out the Friendly Junk Journal People Facebook group. Of course, you are welcome to join the Friendly Junk Journal People Facebook group. The group is growing daily and we are a friendly group willing to help each other and encourage each other.

Interested in any of the journals I created? Please feel free to contact me through my Facebook Page.

Here is my shop, I have a lot of items uploaded and add more weekly.

My hope is that I have inspired you to look at those papers in your stash and make your own junk journal.

Keep updated on my posts by following me. Follow my blog with Bloglovin.

Or Follow my Facebook Page or on Instagram for updates that may not be shared on my blog.

Thanks so much for stopping by my blog today to see Graph Paper and Glimmer Mist Junk Journal Page a Tutorial.

Garden Stencil Tutorial

At long last, I’m here to share a Garden Stencil Tutorial with everyone. There have been lots of requests from followers, on how to make stencils with the Cricut Explore Air. Also asked is if I will sell stencils. The answer is yes I will have some for sale in my shop. More will be added as I create new stencils in different designs.

Garden Stencil Tutorial

Here is a video showing the Garden Stencil Tutorial.

For this Garden Stencil Tutorial, I started by opening Cricut Design Space and selecting the Gardening Tools Boarder. Next Right click on the image once it is on your canvas and select weld. This will weld all the layers and color together.

Garden Stencil Tutorial

Duplicate the image and move to the right side of the first image. Line up and overlap with the first image. Select both images and then aline to the top. This will match these up nicely. Weld the two images together.

Garden Stencil Tutorial

This is the first row of the stencil. Duplicate this row about four times. Position the second row under the first with a little overlap. Select both images and aline Left. Next Weld the two images together.

Garden Stencil Tutorial

Take the third image and move up and overlap with the first two. Aline Left and Weld.

Garden Stencil Tutorial

Now that there are three stacked together It might be possible to duplicate this layer and be done. Duplicate the layer, position just below the first set, aline and weld.

Garden Stencil Tutorial

It wasn’t enough so I then took the orphaned image and moved it up to the bottom, aligned left and then weld.

Save your work! It isn’t fun to have a computer glitch and lose all your hard work. Set the software to cut. On the Cricut Air Explore choose Bonded Fabric for the cut setting. I found that this works the best for Transparency film.

Position the “write on” transparency” on the Cricut Mat. On a previous project, I told the Cricut to cut an 8.5 x 11 rectangle on 12 x 12 paper. It was set to cut deep and scarred the mat a little. This is the perfect place to put the transparency, using the scar marks to line up the transparency.

Cut the design. Each design takes a while to cut. I think this one took about 8 minutes.

Remove the finished design from the machine and then from the mat and enjoy! Don’t have a Cricut Explore Air but want a stencil? Check out my shop. I have added a few to purchase. Don’t see something you want, send me a message and I’ll see if I can make something for you.

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