Black and White Junk Journal Embellishment Kit

I’m going through my stash and decided I would make a Black and White Junk Journal Embellishment Kit. The paper has flocking in the black areas and it feels so wonderful to touch.

Black and White Junk Journal Embellishment Kit

One of the things that takes a while to put together in a Junk Journal is the elements or embellishments. I like to have a stack of items ready to go so that I’m not spending a lot of time trying to make things when I want to finish a journal.

Digging around in my stash I found the paper that I got in a junk pack from Canvas Corp Brands and knew these would make beautiful elegant embellishments for a junk journal.

I’m so glad that I moved one of my sewing machines into my paper art studio. I have it on my right side ready to be used anytime. Before I would have to go into another room or move a ton of things in order to use the sewing machine.

Black and White Junk Journal Embellishment Kit

Since the sewing machine is handy it makes it easy to sew papers together and I did so for this Black and White Junk Journal Embellishment Kit.

I also found some beautiful beaded eyelash trim in my stash. I thought it would be pretty on a tall journaling card, and I’m right. It is beautiful and adds to that tactile feeling.

Black and White Junk Journal Embellishment Kit

There are nineteen elements in the kit. Die cut shapes which include a large butterfly and doily. Tiny punched butterflies are perfect to add to the strings in a journal or to enhance a page or make another embellishment.

Black and White Junk Journal Embellishment Kit

Library style pocket with a journal spot is also included. I added lined notebook paper to the tag and I think it looks so elegant.

Black and White Junk Journal Embellishment Kit

Here is a video showing the Black and White Junk Journal Embellishment Kit.

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

Want more items in the kit than the 19 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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On Brutus Monroe Be Unique Bulldog Greeting card

On Brutus Monroe, Be Unique Bulldog Greeting card I made with a cool watercolor background. I love how this card turned out. There is so much personality in that little bulldog. Don’t you want to rock with him?

Be Unique Bulldog Greeting card

This background just brings out the personality in the bulldog. I love being able to create new backgrounds with tools I already have don’t you? Having all the wonderful inks pads from Brutus Monroe on hand helped to make this background.

This can be used for more than today’s Be Unique Bulldog Greeting card.  Think about putting flowers over the top. Choosing a fun saying. There are so many options just keep playing, you will get so many beautiful backgrounds to use.

The technique for Be Unique Bulldog Greeting card.

On a craft mat smash, a swipe of Rouge, Zest and Sea with a little space between. Spritz these with water.

Take a piece of watercolor paper and swipe through the colors. Dry with a heat tool for a moment. Apply more color as wanted drying between swipes so that the colors don’t muddy. Love how every time this technique is done it is different.

Stamp the Bulldog and Be Unique phrase with Brutus Monroe Detail Ink – Raven. Edge the card with Detail Ink – Raven.

Mount card top with Aleenes Tacky Glue, to a standard A2 card. If the top is still damp lay a large acrylic block on top of the card until it dries. This will keep it from curling.

This is a super simple card that looks like it took forever to make. I just love playing with this background and seeing how the different colors look behind the stamped images.

Here is a video of the whole process.

 

 

Have some fun with this technique there is just so much you can do this. And make sure you head over to the Brutus Monroe Blog and store so you too can create a Be Unique Bulldog Greeting card.

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How to make Scrabble Jewelry

How to make Scrabble Jewelry, using Calico Collage Digital images – Simply Spring Charms, Brutus Monroe Detail Ink – Raven, Judikins Diamond Glaze, 8-Ounce and jewelry findings.

How to make Scrabble Jewelry

Recently while shopping in the clearance isle at Hobby Lobby I found some black mixed media scrabble tiles. I knew that these would be perfect to make Scrabble Jewelry.

Supplies used:
Scrabble like tiles on Amazon.
Calico Collage Digital Images – Simply Spring Charm images.
Brutus Monroe Detail Ink – Raven
Judikins Diamond Glaze, 8-Ounce – on Amazon
Jewelry Bails – on Amazon.
Square Punch – on Amazon
Scissors – on Amazon

These are super easy to make. And since I used the Diamond Glaze I can choose to make one or 100. Diamond Glaze doesn’t require mixing. No need to know the exact amount for the project. Just pour on what you need.

What I really love about the Calico Collage images is that they are crisp clear images even when only 1 inch in size. I was able to use a small square punch to select the images. It was easier once I cut the images into strips. That way I could put the punch where I wanted.

How to make Scrabble Jewelry

The little Scrabble Jewelry pieces will make great gifts for Birthday, Mother’s Day, Anniversary and evenChristmas. Or if you are wanting to make a little money, just gather up all the supplies and make as many as you want. It may even turn into a full-time job.

However, if you are not into making these, hit me up. I’ll make some for you, just tell me what kind of images you like the most.

When I made these I didn’t even purchase necklaces. I used cord that I had in my stash. Can use leather cord or even nylon cord, the choice is up to you.

Here is a video on how to make Scrabble Jewelry:

Who would you give Scrabble Jewelry to in your life? My mother might like one of these. Now I just have to decide which image she would like. Or I guess I could take a selection to her so that she could choose.

How to make Scrabble Jewelry

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Blue Fairy – Painting is different than drawing.

Blue Fairy - Painting is different than drawingThis Blue Fairy – Painting is different than drawing. I’ve been working on an image of a fairy for a couple of weeks now. Refining her look and then finally adding wings..  Painted on an 11 by 14 canvas, it is much larger than any of the other painting I have ever done. Used some tools from my studio to give some texture to the painting – like the punchanella as a stencil. Maybe I need to take a few lessons, or just practice until I have it down… lol

Painting is different than drawing.. While I’ve been learning to draw with a graphite pencil transferring this into acrylic paint is a little bit of a learning curve… But I think I’m getting the hang of things, plus I can always just paint over the canvas and start over if I don’t like how things turn out. lol..

What new thing have you tried? Maybe you want to learn to cook, to draw, to write? Go ahead and take the steps to learn.. I purchased a book and started reading. You don’t need a class to get started, just start something today.