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Sharing a Mixed Media Junk Journal Cover Tutorial with you today. Since I have created several gel prints and other mixed media papers it is time to create a journal for all of these elements. To make this journal extra special I decided to make a hard journal cover.
Select a few colors that you like and go with your gel prints or mixed media papers you created. In my case I chose a light turquoise, pink and purple. Use a stipple or dry brush to apply the lightest color directly onto the fabric. Clean off brush between applying the remaining paint colors. Allow the paint to dry or use a heat tool, make sure to keep the heat tool moving so you don’t scorch your project.
Grab some stamps. Bold stamps work the best, but you can use fine detail stamps too. Stamp using Archival Ink, Jet Black, a dye based ink is best for this project.
Using the Small Polka Dot stencil, acrylic paint and a blending tool apply paint in a few random spots on the fabric and paper. Switch out the stencil for the Small Diamond Stencil and a different color of paint and repeat. Allow the paint to dry.
Glue the chipboard pieces to the back side of the painted fabric. These pieces measure 6 x 9 and 1.5 x 9 inches. Adhere the center spine first, then leave a small 1/8 of an inch gap and adhere the front and back cover on either side of the spine.
Trim the fabric to be about .75 to 1 inch larger than the chipboard outside edge. Apply glue to the corners and fold to the inside. Adhere the sides with glue and fold to the inside.
If a fabric tie is wanted cut strips 1 x 18 inches. Glue to the back side of the inside cover in the center, apply packing tape over the fabric so that it is secure. If you like sewing you could stitch around the outside of this piece for a decorative touch.
Adhere the center cardstock strip to the book cover. Smooth with a bone folder. Gently bend the cover to find the gap and gently press a bone folder into the gap, making sure not to tear the paper. Repeat for the other side.
Line up and adhere the inside front and back cover, making sure that the ties are sticking to the outside of the cover.
The cover portion is complete. At this time you can use traditional pamphlet stitching to attach the signatures or you can punch holes and thread elastic to create a Midori Style Journal.
For this journal the pamphlet stitch method was used. There are three signatures with 7 fold pages in each signature, for a total of 84 pages.
Use your favorite mixed media supplies to create your own Mixed Media Junk Journal. When you get the journal completed, please share what you created inside the Friendly Junk Journal People Facebook group. I love seeing what others create based on inspiration from my projects.
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Sharing a fun Cat Altered Paperclip with Pocket Tutorial with you today. Using a few Calico Collage Images, Book page, rubber stamp and Tattered Angels Glimmer Mists I’ll show you how to create a really cute altered paperclip that also has a pocket.
Fold the page so that it creates a pocket and has a flap of paper that will cover the paperclip. Spray with Tattered Angels Glimmer Mists. Dry with a heat tool or allow to air dry.
Using the Beach Rose stamp and Jet Black Archival ink, randomly stamp over the sprayed area.
Add the paperclip to the inside. Using packing tape will help keep it in place and not add a lot of bulk. Grab a scrap of fabric and sew it down the top where the pocket opening is located. Then Sew across the top and bottom, be careful and go slow when sewing over the paperclip.
Layer the domino image over a punched shape, or cut a shape to mat the image. Add the other elements in a pretty collage. Now that the altered paperclip is ready, add the journal card to the pocket and then attach to a journal page.
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Sharing my tutorial Creating A Tuck Spot and Pocket on a Journal Page with you today, while I’m on vacation. In this 20 minute video I’ll show how to collage create a tuck spot, a pocket and a journal card. (This will be a premier video posted at 3:45 pm central standard time on YouTube, August 23rd)
Stamping on the page while it is unembellished makes it so much easier. I like working on a full journal page and then binding in my journal. But if you have a ready made journal, just follow the steps to add to your current page or create a single page and paste it into your journal.
I like how the 1912 rubber stamp adds a little interest in the background. The Flower Bouquet makes a great accent around the edge of the page. Think about how your stamps can have more than one use. Stamp one image for a focal point and use the same image around the edge of the page.
Lately I’ve been trying to use more fabric in my projects, mainly because I have a bunch and need to use it up!! lol Don’t be afraid to layer fabric over papers to create pockets, journal cards and more.
Prior to the video I created a neutral toned journal page and thought I would share how it compares to the colorful page, so you can see that all styles will work in this concept.
Grab those scraps and play around. Think outside the box and use things you have to create your version of the style of elements I shared today.
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