Info about awls for book binding

What is an Awl and Info about awls for book binding. Having the perfect tool really does make a difference. When you have a tool that helps you with a project it really makes it easier.

Info about awls for book binding

What is an Awl? It is a small pointed tool used for piercing holes. In our case, it is for piercing holes in paper and a book cover for journals.

Not all awls are alike. In the video Info about awls for book binding, I share different types of awls and the holes that these make in the paper.

Finding the right awl for your project can take a little work. It’s hard to determine from packing or websites the size of the hole that an awl will make. Here are some examples below.

Info about awls for book binding

Understanding what size hole you need to match your needle will help in your quest. Here is a list of awls that I found should work for book binding.

Zutter The 9-in-1 Tool.
This is the Zutter Book & Journal Making Tool Kit I own.
Tonic Studios Tim Holtz 372 Retractable Craft Pick.
Leather Craft Cloth Wood Awl Tool Pin Punching Hole Maker Stitching Overstitch.

 

Hopefully, this post sharing Info about awls for book binding will help you on your journal making.

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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Linda Israel’s Studio Tour 2017

Here it is, Linda Israel’s Studio Tour 2017. I’ve been asked to share an update on my Studio, or craft space or as Henry says, Linda’s Crap room. lol I decided after taking the following photo that I needed to clean up a bit and that lead to having the room tidy enough to show off the room.

Linda Israel's Studio Tour 2017

As you can see it was piled up pretty high on my desk. Sometimes I get busy and don’t take the time to put things away. I regret this, as I’ll start losing items. I can’t find that one thing I need because I didn’t put it away.

Now that the room is tidy I will share a video. Linda Israel’s Studio Tour 2017.

So do you think I have a large collection of Rubber Stamps and clear stamps? Heck, I even forgot to tell you about the ones on the shelf in binders above my cardstock! I have a lot of stamps! lol

Linda Israel's Studio Tour 2017

The collection began about 25 years ago and my first stamps only fit inside a shoe box. Then I got more and the collection grew. It has been a blessing when friends give me stamps or I find ones I love on discount. 😉

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When my old job was clearing out the mail room and they were going to throw out the old sorting bins I said, I would take them. Thankful that I drove a pickup truck back then as all I had to do was get the units loaded and taken home.

Linda Israel's Studio Tour 2017

The drawers were some of those really cheap three drawer units from Dollar General. I found these were the perfect size for the spaces to hold stamps and other items.

Linda Israel's Studio Tour 2017

Can you see those colorful boxes on the top shelf? Those are envelopes. Each box can hold 250! Need an envelope? I can hook you up! lol

The room is very full. It would be wonderful if I could take a week and pull everything out. Then reorganize things as I have things all over the room that should be grouped together.

Some of my Tattered Angels Glimmer Mists. I decided a week ago that I wanted to see the bottles and I ran out of room in my drawers! LOL If you didn’t know I love Glimmer Mits. lol

Linda Israel's Studio Tour 2017 Just a few of the Prima Flowers I own. There are more in a box above these. My goal this past year has been to use up the items like these. I’ve already gotten rid of 5 bottles of flowers this year.

Linda Israel's Studio Tour 2017

To you, this may seem like a random photo but I wanted everyone the collection of Aleene’s Tacky Glue I have going on. How many bottles of glue do you see? lol And do you see my Brother Scan N Cut? Henry found it at a GoodWill for $60.00! This unit was brand new and never used! SCORE!

Linda Israel's Studio Tour 2017

Here is a view showing a lot of my paper. It is stacked to the ceiling! But I’m doing my best to use it up in my projects. What is it that you have the most of in your creative space? It’s a toss-up between Stamps and Paper for me. 🙂Linda Israel's Studio Tour 2017

We all want to have everything when we see something cool. Think about your purchases, do you love it enough that you want to keep it for the next 20 years? If so then get it and love it from now on. It might save you the headache of emptying a full room!

There are so many things I didn’t share today. I think the video would be a couple hours long if I share it all. LOL  If you are ever in Oklahoma, hit me up, you can have a private tour. 😉

What did you like about seeing Linda Israel’s Studio Tour 2017? Was there something you saw that you wish you could use or try out?

Remember it has taken me a long time and the generosity of my friends and family for me to build this collection. You could start a collection like mine, but it will take time and effort. 🙂

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 of 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 learn about Linda Israel’s Studio Tour 2017.

ScraPerfect Unboxing with Bonus Demo

Got my ScraPerfect Design Team package so I’m sharing a ScraPerfect Unboxing with Bonus Demo today. So many goodies to see! Head over to the blog post at ScraPerfect for more details that I shared on the blog.

ScraPerfect Unboxing

Since I’m new to ScraPerfect I was shipped a package that contained one of each most of the products they carry. It is always fun to get a package in the mail and isn’t it fun to see new products? Do you have a favorite product you like to use?

Here is a video I made of my ScraPerfect Unboxing with Bonus Demo.

The products in my ScraPerfect Unboxing with Bonus Demo

Over the years I have heard of ScraPerfect and used a few of their products. It is wonderful to get a whole box of new items to try out and share with the world how to use or how great the products are to use.

Which ScraPerfect item would you like to try out? Got a project you are working on that you think these items will help you? Then use the list above with links to the products to shop for these wonderful products.

The ScraPerfect items are great tools to have in your toolbox. And these are quality tools. At an early age I was taught to buy the best tools to get the job done and with ScraPerfect you have the very best.

ScraPerfect Unboxing

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How to make a Witch ATC

Because of some groups and challenges, I’m sharing this post, How to make a Witch ATC. using things from my stash and a few purchased items I’ll share how to make a witch ATC.

Witch ATC

I’m a member of Paper Crafters United and we are doing a video blog hop and this is week three. The challenge this week is to alter an item. The only rules were to use items from our stash and cannot use, Digital Images or Scrapbook paper.

There is also part an Instagram hop #witchesofigwickhop 15 crafty witches are putting you under a spell with witchy projects.

Then finally I have a trade with Betz Golden for a Halloween ATC and I decided to make a witch ATC for her.

Many times I get asked how do I choose a project to make. Many times it is because of a challenge, swap, blog hop or because I got something new and a design team has a deadline. lol Occasionally I decide because of my mood and create something just because.

For the Witch ATC, I used the following items.
An Old Photo
Paper backing from Brutus Monroe
Cricut Witch Hat cut on black paper #M42634 Paper Doll Dress Up®
Page from an old book
Distressed Ink – Black Soot and Vintage Photo
Halloween stickers
Gold with white star washi tape (found a different one on Amazon)
Aleene’s Tacky Glue
Fiskar Scissors
Paper Trimmer / cutter

Here is a video showing the process of making this Witch ATC.

Once all the items were selected it was very simple to make this ATC. I began by cutting the image of the girl out of the photo. Then I trimmed the paper backing paper from Brutus Monroe. Added a little Black Soot Distressed inks around the edge of the card base.

Applied the gold star washi tape to the Cricut Witch Hat and trimmed sides.

Trimmed the title from the book – The Ghostly Procession to fit on the front of the card. Used Vintage Photo Distressed ink then applied to card base.

Layered the book title, girl and the hat using Aleene’s Tacky Glue.

Adhered spider stickers and the phrase “the Witching Hour is Here” on top. Done!

Being able to use up things I had with a few purchased items feels great! I’m slowly using up my stash of collected things.

Witch ATC

Thanks again for stopping by my blog to learn How to make a Witch ATC. I hope you were inspired to use items from your stash to create one!

Don’t forget to visit the Paper Crafters United Facebook group and Instagram for the #witchesofigwickhop. Also, swing by Betz Golden’s Youtube. She is a fun gal to watch.

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CCB Traveling Art Journal August 2017

Hello, my friends. It’s that exciting time again where I get to share my CCB Traveling Art Journal August 2017 entry. Being a part of this round robin has really helped me to stretch my creativity. What have you done lately to stretch your creativity?

CCB Traveling Art Journal August 2017

For this CCB Traveling Art Journal August 2017 entry I decided to use a page of Mixed Media Origins Nature by Tattered Angles. This paper is almost like fabric. It has a beautiful texture and it is strong. Adding wet media to this paper is no problem and that is why I chose to use it today.

Here is a video showing how I created the CCB Traveling Art Journal August 2017 entry.

Some of the products used today were Mixed Media Origins Nature paper from Tattered Angels. One of my big go to products Tattered Angels Glimmer Mists, Iridescent Gold, Red Chillies, Crimson. I love how thick the Tattered Angels High Impact Paint is and how it adds that perfect touch, used; White and Black.

Loose or free form water coloring is so beautiful. When using the Mixed Media Origins Papers with Glimmer Mists you can get that beautiful water color effect with very little effort.

CCB Traveling Art Journal August 2017

Spray Glimmer Mists into a palette and use a paint brush to add color where ever you want. Use water to dilute and move the color. A heat tool comes in handy to dry each layer of color.

CCB Traveling Art Journal August 2017

When I started using the Tim Holtz stencil with a foam brush I found that I wasn’t getting the coverage I wanted. So I switched to a stiff stencil brush. Sometimes you have to switch tools to get the look you want.

CCB Traveling Art Journal August 2017

The Vase of Roses image was something I found in my old digital image file folder and loved the boldness of the image. It seemed a perfect accent to the Nature paper with the roses highlighted in reds.

CCB Traveling Art Journal August 2017

Every month I get a new journal as do 23 other artists. I hope you will take a look for the #CCBTRAVELINGARTJOURNAL tag to find all of the other CCB Traveling Art Journal August 2017 entries.

To see the other journal entries do a search on Social media for this tag: #ccbtravellingartjournal or #ccbtravelingartjournal Also make sure you visit Canvas Corp Brands Blog, there are lots of beautiful things posted to inspire you.

Thanks for stopping by today.

MiroPure Trifold LED Makeup Mirror Unboxing and Review

Sharing a video of the MiroPure Trifold LED Makeup Mirror Unboxing and review. Recently I was contacted by a seller from Amazon to do a video of one of their products. They mostly sell beauty products so I picked the Mirror.

MiroPure Trifold LED Makeup Mirror

Here is a video of the MiroPure Trifold LED Makeup Mirror Unboxing and review.

This is a nice LED lit Mirror. It has enough light to use while applying makeup. After adjusting the swivel it stands nicely and will hold its place when tilted.

This MiroPure Trifold LED Makeup Mirror comes with a USB cable and the option to add 4 AA batteries to power.

The MiroPure Trifold LED Makeup Mirror was packed nicely in rigid shipping packing, but it is very easy to open the packaging. There was only one twist tie to hold the USB cable neat.

One thing I didn’t like is that it doesn’t come with a block to plug the USB cable into, you will need to get one or plug into a USB device – computer or power strip that has a USB port.

I think that my mother in law would like this MiroPure Trifold LED Makeup Mirror. She had mentioned to me she was looking for a new mirror so I’ll take this to her so she can see if she wants to use this mirror.

While this isn’t the typical thing I share on my blog or YouTube it was fun to get the MiroPure Trifold LED Makeup Mirror and see how it works. This is something I’ll do again because it was fun.

Check out the MiroPure Trifold LED Makeup Mirror on Amazon if you are looking for a new mirror this one is nice.

MiroPure Trifold LED Makeup Mirror

Thanks so much for stopping by my blog today. I do hope you will come back for another visit soon to see more blog posts. Most feature tutorials on art. If you are looking for something feel free to contact me as I seem to have a plethora of useless knowledge. LOL

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How to Reflock a Presentation Gun Case

My father-in-law gave me a project. I decided to make a tutorial. How to Reflock a Presentation Gun Case. Using Suede-Tex products I show how I clean the case and then adhere the new flocking fibers.

How to Reflock a Presentation Gun Case

When my father-in-law asked me about fixing up the gun case I had to put on my thinking cap. Then I remembered using Fun Flock years ago in my stamping paper arts projects. Of course, there had to be a product that I could use and after some research, I found out what I needed to order.

How to Reflock a Presentation Gun Case Supplies
Stiff brush to remove old flocking
A large poster board to hold the mess
Latex paint if working on anything other than wood. Get it to match the color of the flocking just in case some peaks through.
Suede-Tex Mini Flocker – This holds the flocking fibers and makes it easy to apply
Flocking Fibers
Suede-Tex Undercoat Adhesive
Foam brushes to apply paint and glue

Now that all the supplies have been collected let’s get started. First I cleaned the items to be covered. These were made of Foam and Styrofoam. Use a firm and gentle touch to remove the old flocking. I made sure to wipe down all the items to get any loose fibers removed.

Using a foam brush apply the latex paint to the surface you want to flock. Keep the layer thin and even if possible. When I went to buy the paint I decided to have it tinted close to the same blue as the flocking. Let the latex paint dry. For my project, I left it over night to dry.

Apply the adhesive with a clean foam brush in an even application. Once the adhesive has been applied quickly start adding the flocking fibers as the glue will start to lose the tackiness and the fibers won’t stick if you wait too long. After the fibers been applied let these items sit over night. The adhesive has a smell so I put the items out in my Sun room to dry so I didn’t have to smell the adhesive.

The next day tap off the excess fibers. These fibers can be recycled, don’t throw out unless there is other debris in the fibers. Just place back in the bag of fibers to use later as the 3-ounce bag goes a long way.

How to Reflock a Presentation Gun Case

Here is a video showing the process. It took me about an hour to clean, paint and adhere the flocking fibers. The pieces were left to dry over night after each application.

Fixing up this presentation gun case for my father-in-law was fun. I’m glad that I was able to help restore the case and give added beauty back to the case.

Want me to add new flocking to your case? Then contact me and we will discuss the cost and how long it will take.

How to Reflock a Presentation Gun Case How to Reflock a Presentation Gun Case

Thanks so much for stopping by my blog today to learn How to Reflock a Presentation Gun Case.

Keep on creating wonderful things.

 

Journal for Junk Journal July 2017

If you have been following me you have seen that I’ve been making a journal every day. Today is a Journal for Junk Journal July 2017 to keep a record of all the journals I made. Check out the #junkjournaljuly on Instagram, Twitter or Facebook to see the journals that didn’t make it on the blog.

Journal for Junk Journal July 2017

For this journal, I decided that I would use things I had on hand and alter these for my needs. I started with lots of papers that were standard letter size – 8.5 inches by 11 inches. Many of these papers were used for other things, like agendas, newsletters, and forms. My thoughts were to paint over the text so that it was obscured.

Using a technique that Shannon Green loves I proceeded to paint the papers. Four colors of craft paint, the cheap kind were poured on a pallet. Teal, Blue, Purple, and Pink. Using an old gift card I spread the paint over the papers in a random fashion. Some of the papers had Tattered Angels Glimmer Mists on them so they didn’t require any paint.

Here is a video for my Journal for Junk Journal July 2017 memories.

Once I had fifteen sheets of paper painted and dried I was ready to add elements. For this journal, I decided that I would be consistent so that I could use a page or two for each day about the journals I made.

Journal for Junk Journal July 2017

Using some old book pages I added pockets and extra journaling space. I also used Washi tape and some note paper. I love using my sewing machine to add interest and texture.

For the cover, I painted cardstock that wasn’t my favorite paper, but I thought it would be good for what I was doing today. I used my Cricut to cut the words and numbers. Mats were made for each word and the numbers using scraps of paper. Some of the papers were embossed, left over from making a few greeting cards.

Layering pages from an old bible, fabric and a piece of lace I started to create my cover collage.

Once all the pieces were glued into place I used my sewing machine to add stitches. This will help the elements stay in place.

On the inside, I used cardstock mulberry paper. I love the texture it brings to my Journal for Junk Journal July 2017. There was a scrap from the cover and I used it to make pockets.

Journal for Junk Journal July 2017

Here are a few supplies I use for making this journal the links will take you to Amazon and I do get a commission if you purchase any of these items.:

Fiskars Scissors: https://tinyurl.com/ycv7pb9x
Fiskars cutting mat: https://tinyurl.com/ydhcoehu
Waxed Linen Thread: https://tinyurl.com/yby2mvk8
Book Binding Kit – Awl, needle: https://tinyurl.com/y8lg2v6b

There are three signatures of five sheets of paper for a total of 60 pages to use. The journal measures 9.25 inches tall by 6 inches wide.

Journal for Junk Journal July 2017

This Journal for Junk Journal July 2017 will be a way for me to record each journal I made in July. I plan to print photos of each journal, paste these in the book and add notes about each one.

Journal for Junk Journal July 2017

My thought was this would be a great way to keep a record but it was also a way for me to show how to use a Junk Journal to journal. 😉 So make sure you follow me to see how the journaling portion goes inside this journal.

Are you inspired to make your own journal? It is easier than you think. It can be a long process of adding embellishments or it can be as quick as adding a few random pages together. Give it a try, you might love it.

Journal for Junk Journal July 2017

If you haven’t checked out the Friendly Junk Journal People Facebook group, please do so. Of course, you are welcome to join the Friendly Junk Journal People Facebookgroup. At the moment it is a small group, but 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 of 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.

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Bugaboo Unicorn Junk Journal

Today I’m sharing the Bugaboo Unicorn Junk Journal I made for the Fantabulous Cricut Challenge Blog.  The Unicorn image is a Digi Stamp from Bugaboo.  The challenge this time on the Fantabulous Circut Challenge Blog is any thing goes.

Bugaboo Unicorn Junk Journal

The sponsor for Challenge #306 – Anything goes is:

The prize is 4 digital stamps!

To qualify for the prize, be sure to use at least 1 Cricut cut on your project and if it’s not obvious, let us know what cartridge you used. If you use a Cricut Explore machine, at least one cut must be from the Cricut catalog of images.

Visit the FCCB and add your entry by the deadline.

Supplies Used for the Bugaboo Unicorn Junk Journal
Bugaboo Unicorn Digi Stamp
Cricut Cut file Dream from Wall Decor and More. Journal from Heritage cartridge.
Heavy watercolor paper for cover
Stencil
Tattered Angels Glimmer Mists, Pink Poodle and Curious
Chameleon Pens
Tim Holtz Distressed Ink – Peacock Feathers
Cardstock – green and blue, pink and ivory
Tulip Glitter paint
Cricut Explore Air
Washi Tape
Sewing Machine
Thread
Flat Back Rhinestones
Old map
Notebook paper
Old book pages
Tim Holtz Heart punch
Waxed Linen Thread
Book Binder Kit

This journal measures 4.5 inches wide by 6 inches tall. The inside pages are 4.25 inches wide by 5.5 inches tall. There are 10 sheets of paper for a total of 40 pages in this Bugaboo Unicorn Junk Journal.

Here is a Video on how to make this Bugaboo Unicorn Junk Journal.

There is no wrong or right way to make a junk journal. Some people think the whole journal needs to be made out of things that would be trash. Others think if any part of the journal is something other than standard paper then that is considered a junk journal. I think that anything you want to put into a journal is perfectly good!

Bugaboo Unicorn Junk Journal

Using the Bugaboo Unicorn Digi Stamp set gave me an opportunity to learn how to print and cut on my Cricut. I like that I was able to pull in all the images and decide on the size before I printed and cut the components.

Having this features sure saves the time of me having to hand cut the images. Makes life so easy.

Bugaboo Unicorn Junk Journal

I used Chameleon Pens to color the Unicorn. I love the rainbow colors in the mane. Love these pens!

Bugaboo Unicorn Junk Journal

This will be my last Fantabulous Cricut Challenge Blog project as it was a six-month term. I’ve learned a lot in the past six months and I’m so glad that I was a part of the FCCB. Thank you FCCB design team for being wonderful on the team.

Bugaboo Unicorn Junk Journal Image 4

If you haven’t checked out the Friendly Junk Journal People Facebook group, please do so. Of course, you are welcome to join the Friendly Junk Journal People Facebook group. At the moment it is a small group, but 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 will be adding 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 of 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.

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Peacock Junk Journal Elements

Been working on Peacock Junk Journal Elements. These are the items that will fill a junk journal as journal spots and tuck spots. I have found that if I sit down and make a bunch of these elements and then begin the junk journal it doesn’t take near as long.

Peacock Junk Journal Elements

The inspiration to make these elements with a Peacock theme came to me when I found a roll of peacock feather ribbon. I love the glitter on the ribbon and how bright the colors are as well.

There are 28 elements in this pack of Peacock Junk Journal Elements. Here is a video where I share the elements.

When I was at Canvas Corp Brands a couple of months ago I picked up a junk pack that included beautiful flocked paper.  I just knew that these would be perfect inside a junk journal or on greeting cards.

Found a pretty sparkly teal ribbon as well. Pairing the ribbons with the paper came out beautifully.

Peacock Junk Journal Elements

Using pages out of an old book I made a few tuck spots. One is a layered piece that has a hidden tuck spot built into the ribbon. Used PinkOddBird’s technique of a Potucelope that she shared on YouTube. These are super cute and easy to make. The little notepads came about from scraps from another junk journal element I made a while back. I’m so glad that I save the bits even if others might think they are too small to use.

Peacock Junk Journal Elements

An investment that I’m glad I made is buying different types of dies so that I could make tuck spots and journal spots with the shapes. One of my favorites is a butterfly. It comes as two layers but I only cut the solid image.

Peacock Junk Journal ElementsTrying to use up all of the scraps I made embellished paper clips. It is easy to fold over the paper and add a piece of the beautiful sparkly teal ribbon with a bit of sewing. It is such a pleasure to be able to use my sewing machine in my paper arts projects. These are perfect Peacock Junk Journal Elements to use in the next junk journal.

Peacock Junk Journal Elements

I have made up two of these kits for sale in my shop. The price includes shipping.

Want more items in the kit than the 28 included? Please feel free to contact me through my Facebook Page.

My hope is that I have inspired you to look at those papers in your stash and make your own kit to add to your journals. Or feel free to buy the ones I made up.

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