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FT111C Ephesians 2:10 Rubber Stamp

FT111C Ephesians 2:10 Rubber Stamp. One laser cut Art rubber stamp that measures about 1.75 x .849 inches.

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JL207D Taped Note Rubber Stamp

JL207D Taped Note Rubber Stamp. One laser cut Art rubber stamp that measures about 22.0 x 1.99 inches.

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FD126B Little Daisy Rubber Stamp

FD126B Little Daisy Rubber Stamp. One laser cut Art rubber stamp that measures about 1.25 x 1.25 inches.

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FL106F Sweet Pea Rubber Stamp

FL106F Sweet Pea Rubber Stamp. One laser cut Art rubber stamp that measures about1.999 x 4.0 inches.

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Laminated Journal Cover Tutorial

Sharing a new idea in the Laminated Journal Cover Tutorial. I wanted a way to use a letter size printed page to create a multi signature journal. In this tutorial I show how to create a cover using the letter paper, lamination and more.

Laminated Journal Cover Tutorial

Laminated Journal Cover Tutorial Video.

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Supplies Used in the Laminated Journal Cover Tutorial
For this project I knew that I needed an image that would look great mirrored from the original.  Since the image I chose didn’t have any text, it was easy to use photo editing software to mirror the image. Then I printed the original and the mirrored image on linen cardstock.

Using a paintbrush I then applied Tulip Dimensional Fabric Paint to the sea life. It doesn’t take long for this paint to dry, one of the reasons I like using the paint. The other is it adds a beautiful sparkle to the page and the glitter won’t transfer. (Tip: if the painted pages seem to stick to other pages use the Perfect Paper pouch over the image(s) and then it won’t stick anymore.)

Aline the two pages back to back, use paperclips to hold in place. Tear the two pages so that the upper half is removed.

Fussy cut the sea life images. Apply distress ink, walnut stain to the images and page. Fold the page in half and mark the center point as this will be used to cut the page in half later.

Here is the fun part. I used Christmas Glitter Tulle. A while back I picked up some of this pretty tulle, but I haven’t used it very often. I thought it would make a great background for the Under the Sea Journal cover. Adhere a strip of the tulle to the top half of the page. Place the tulle between the outside and inside page. I tore my page to short so I had to piece it together, so don’t worry if you don’t have a tall enough piece, just glue another.

Using Tattered Angels Glimmer Mists from the Under the Sea collection I then sprayed a length of cheese cloth. Dry with a heat tool or let air dry. Lay the cheese cloth over the gold glitter tulle and trim to fit. Adhere with a few dots of glue and repeat on the other side.

Flat sequins are perfect to add for additional interest. Glue around the sea life on both sides.

Once all the pieces have been added to the cover place inside lamination sheet and use a heat laminator to adhere and seal the cover.

Cut the laminated sheet in half and this will create the front and back covers for the journal.

Laminated Journal Cover Tutorial

Cut two strips of 9 x 3 cardstock, score at .75 on both sides long ways leaving  a 1.5 inch strip in the center, this will become the spine of the journal. Fold on the score lines. Don’t have cardstock? Use chipboard or oversize junk mail postcards.

Adhere the covers to the spine pieces.

Using a brown grocery sack, tear strips that are about 1.5 inches wide. I actually cut a wider strip, folded in half and then tore so that the paper would line up when folded over the edge. Stamp different stamps from the Kelp and Seaweed and Coral QT stamp sets along this strip. Apply distress ink, walnut stain to the edges.

Adhere the strips over the edge of the cover. I found that gluing on side first was easier.

For the outside spine I decided that a 3 x 9 inch scrap of denim would work great. Adhere on the outside. When I looked at the inside I decided that a scrap of the paper sack could be used along with another scrap of denim. Use what you have on hand.

Laminated Journal Cover Tutorial

Since I knew this journal might be a little fluffy I created a fabric tie. Two strips of 1 x 15 inches of Tattered Angels Dyed fabric were selected along with another scrap of denim. Adhere to the center and allow the glue to dry.

Finally, to finish the cover sew down the center spine (this will hold the denim in place and give a finished look to the cover). Sew around the outside edge and the journal cover is done.

This cover was used for the journal made on June 6th live on YouTube. Watch the livestream to see how to create journal pages and how I bound the pages to the cover.

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I really love how this journal cover came together. Using the lamination sheet allowed for the page to be sturdy and transparent in areas. This will be a technique that I’ll use again.

Laminated Journal Cover Tutorial

Visit 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 projects Linda has created? Please feel free to contact her through her website. Here is her shop, a lot of items featured and more added weekly.

Keep updated on her posts by following the blog by creating an account.  Follow Linda on her Facebook Page or on Instagram for updates that may not be shared on the blog.

Thanks so much for stopping by the blog today to see the Laminated Journal Cover Tutorial.

Mixed Media Book Page Envelope Pocket Tutorial

Sharing a Mixed Media Book Page Envelope Pocket Tutorial. I know long title. But I wanted to get all the info in there! lol In this tutorial I’ll show how to paint book pages and then create an envelope pocket that can be used in a junk journal or given as a gift.

This is the inspiration for the June 2022 Challenge inside the Friendly Junk Journal People Facebook group.

Mixed Media Book Page Envelope Pocket Tutorial

Mixed Media Book Page Envelope Pocket Tutorial Video

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Supplies Used:
To begin the Mixed Media Book Page Envelope Pocket Tutorial select two or four book pages. Mine were around 6 x 9 inches in size. Use what ever size you like that will be big enough for the size of pocket you like.

Select two to three colors of acrylic paint that blend together. Apply paint to the book pages using an old gift card or hotel key card. My goal was to obscure the text, so I applied a thick layer of paint. Use the card to smooth out the paint and keep the layers thin. Allow the paint to dry.

If necessary cut down the book page to the width you want. In my case, I wanted the pocket to be no larger than 5.25 inches wide. Make sure to stack the book pages together when cutting so you get both cut to the same size.

Cut the book page that will be the front of your envelope down from the top edge. In my case, I cut the page to be 6.5 inches tall. Save that cut off piece. On the inside top of the back page glue the piece that was cut off. This will decorate the inside flap of the envelope pocket. Allow the glue to dry!!!

Stamp the front page and the top outside of the back page with the Retro Bubble Background using Jet Black Archival ink.

Once the glue is dry from the inside flap, score the flap so that it is slightly taller than the pocket in my case it was just over 6.5 inches tall. Fold flap so that it goes over the front page without crumpling.

Trim the flap to have an envelope appearance if you like. Tip cut one side and use the scrap as a template to cut the other side.

Using the flap as a guide decorate the bottom of the front page. Cheese cloth sprayed with Tattered Angels Glimmer Mists is very pretty. Yarn fibers are a great way to add texture too.

Sew the cheese cloth and fibers on the pocket. Or you can adhere with glue.

Stitch across the front of the pocket at the top. This will be the top edge inside the envelope pocket. Next layer the back and front of the pocket and sew around the outside edge. This will attach and close the pocket.

Stamp the Octopus and color with watercolor pencils. Watercolor the octopus, tip use the same color as the pocket to color in the white areas around the octopus. Then when the image is cut out if you don’t cut precisely the image will blend with the book page. Adhere Octopus and word on top of cheesecloth and fibers.

Mixed Media Book Page Envelope Pocket Tutorial

Create a journal card for the inside. In my case I used a gel print that was printed on cardstock. Then I made a Transparent pocket using transparency film. Could use clear packaging instead. Add a Stamped Library card to the journal card pocket and place inside envelope pocket.

To keep the flap closed on the envelope create an altered paperclip. This can also be used to attach the envelope pocket to a journal page.

Don’t want to paint the papers? Create a pocket with just the book pages.

Mixed Media Book Page Envelope Pocket Tutorial

Have fun creating your own. These would make a great gift or additional storage inside a journal.

Mixed Media Book Page Envelope Pocket Tutorial

Visit 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 projects Linda has created? Please feel free to contact her through her website. Here is her shop, a lot of items featured and more added weekly.

Keep updated on her posts by following the blog by creating an account.  Follow Linda on her Facebook Page or on Instagram for updates that may not be shared on the blog.

Thanks so much for stopping by the blog today to see the Mixed Media Book Page Envelope Pocket Tutorial.