Eileen Hull's long awaited Wrapped Journal (Sizzix 662816) is about to be released and I, for one, cannot wait to get my hands on the new die (the Inspiration Team only had access to the prototype up to now).
Eileen's Inspiration Team were given die cuts to make samples for Creativation and this project is one of the first ones I made. As some of you know, I love leather and felt and this one is made from 3mm pure wool felt.... it is very tactile...
Starting with the die cut and some beautiful 3mm felt, acrylic paint, strong glue and a piece of lace, cut the felt to fit the die cut. Felt can be cut very easily with this Bigz XL die, this felt is quite thick and I used a Premium Crease Pad to prevent the score lines from cutting right through. This is not necessary, it is just my preference when using thick felt (or leather).
The lace was added to the felt first, it was stitched and glued in place. A few French knots were added, as an accent, using red embroidery thread.
Paint the inside of the die cut before gluing this onto the felt die cut and leave overnight to dry. Attach the closure string (made with Eileen's Twist & Style Tool) by gluing it between the felt and the journal die cut. A heart shaped button was added to the front for the closure string to fasten to. String the journal with elastic to hold four signatures.
There is a lot of room in this journal and you can make quite large signatures. Signature covers can be cut from Eileen's Passport die, they fit beautifully in this Wrapped Journal.
For this Journal I created three signatures and one pocket insert.
Here is a view of the back of the finished Journal.
This whole journal goes together like a dream, it is a lovely shape, it can be made thick or thin depending on the thickness of the signatures and it is such a handy size to fit in a purse/handbag.
I hope you enjoyed seeing my first Wrapped Journal, there are more to come! Thanks so much for your visit and I hope to see you again soon!
Hugs, Anne xx