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Tuesday, 3 July 2018

Book Club 2 - Eileen Hull - Wrapped Journal 2

Hello Friends

I have shared a couple of Wrapped Journals using Eileen Hull's fabulous new die, this one is my second offering for this month as the Inspiration Team are sharing Journals all this month, and also using Eileen's Color Box Blend inks by Clearsnap.  You will be able to see lots of inspiration all month on Eileen's blog HERE.

I wanted to make a 'manly' style Journal, after seeing my super talented Teamie, Mitsyana's make a while back, I wanted to see if I could recreate the 'look' of faux metal that she created but just using matboard as my base.
For the Journal cover I used Eileen's Wrapped Journal (Sizzix 662816) and a stencil by Autour de Mwa of AALLandCreate - Stencil #28.  Additional supplies were Eileen's Color Box Blends in Ebony, Texture Paste, Pebeo Gilding Wax in Silver and PaperArtsy paint in Snowflake.

After die cutting the Journal I applied Texture Paste through the stencil and left this to dry naturally.  Once dry I applied the Ebony Colour Box Blends with a paint brush (these inks work just like paint) and left it to dry.  I mixed Ebony ink and Snowflake paint together until a lovely gray colour was achieved and this was painted onto the inside of the Journal.

To create the faux metal appearance I used my finger to apply the Gilding Wax and once dry I buffed it up with a soft cloth.
I selected my embellishments, one of Tim Holtz's small pocket watches, one of his skull and cross bones charm, a word band, a hitch fastener and a couple of brads.  The chain, hitch fastener and brads were coloured with silver Alcohol Ink and the word 'salvaged' was coloured with Distress Crayon before silver Alcohol Ink was applied to 'age' it.
Here is a close up of the embellishments once attached.
For the inside of the journal I created four signatures and also added some pockets and tags, using Eileen Hull's new Framelit dies - Credit Card Sleeve & Tags (Sizzix 662810) and some Tim Holtz design papers.
A close up of one of the tags inside a Credit Card sleeve.
Finally, a view of the completed Journal, I am really pleased with the way this one turned out! Huge thanks to Mitsyana for the inspiration!

As I said earlier, all month long Eileen's Inspiration Team will be sharing projects HERE, where you will find lots of inspiration, as well as on Eileen's Fan Club page on Facebook.  There are nearly 3,000 fans in the Club, all sharing projects, hints and tips.  Eileen offers wonderful prizes once key milestones are reached and 3,000 is the next milestone..... just saying!!

Thanks so much for your visit, I hope to see you again soon.  I have some fabulous news to share with you in August....

Hugs, Anne  xx

NB.  I put some links in for the UK where Eileen's
and AALL products can be purchased.  I do not receive any commission 
from any of the companies named, I simply share the details to assist 
you in finding them.

32 comments:

  1. Anne, this mini journal is just stunning. I love that stencil that you used on the cover!! Perfect choice to fill the space and create such a cool textured background. Your Tim elements are the perfect compliments for your cover.

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  2. Absolutely gorgeous faux metal journal Anne. I adore the pocket watch which adds wonderful dimension and I adore the signatures too. Wonderful make . Tracy ❤️❤️

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  3. Awesome masculine look journal - the faux metal looks truly amazing and so real! Love the pocket watch detail and the inside of the journal is also wonderful! Another triumph my friend! Looking forward to hearing your news - roll on August! Hugs xxxxxxx

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  4. Wow is this ever cool Anne!! I looked at the cover and thought wow...curious as to what is inside... and to my delight, such lovely pages! Those papers are beautiful-old fashioned looking and go so well with your cover!
    hugs,Jackie

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  5. Oh my word!! This is spectacular Anne!! Your journal cover looks amazing! You have certainly aced the blokey look .. absolutely awesome!! Love, love, love that stencil and the metal embellies you added are simply perfection!! The inside is brilliant too! WOW!! I love all the books you make but this one is definitely my fave!! Totally brilliant!!! hugs xx

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  6. Wowza! The faux metallic look you have achieved is amazing , Anne . You chose the perfect stencil and as always your choice of embellishments is spot on. Huge LOVE in the 'Pink house' for this one.
    Hugs x

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  7. Wow Anne - this is amazing , love your fantastic cover, really looking metallic- and I can see you love scary :-) thank you for your kind visit !!
    Hugs, Dorthe

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  8. Oh my goodness Anne! I just love your ‘manly themed’ wrapped journal, it certainly fits the bill! The front cover is just amazing with the texture paste stencilling and perfectly chosen embellishments. A great make both inside and out. Perfection as useual my friend!
    Hugs Lottie xx

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  9. Anne- this is a huge WINNER! Totally nailed this- what a cool technique. Great tutorial too <3

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  10. Love this faux metal look and the texture paste design is amazing.

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  11. Awww... Thank you so much for the shout out my friend!! Your journal is absolutely AMAZING!! It is totally beyond AWESOME!! LOVE LOVE LOVE IT!!!

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  12. This looks superb Anne! I thought on FB that cover was embossed but now see that you've used a fabulous stencil - apologies. Wonderful faux metal effects! I think this journal belongs to the Tin Man in the Wizard of Oz!! Nicola x

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  13. How you start from just plain supplies to end ups with such fantastic arty pieces, always amazes me. You were spot on with creating the metal patina for this journal. It truly did look metallic at first glance, and I like all the 'inside stuff' you've added. This would be a winner in any masculine collection (or females too, for that matter). Once again, well done! TFS & Hugs

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  14. Wow Anne, this is gorgeous! This really is a good stencil, and it looks perfect here. The insides look fab too, and you've used just the right embellishments - another master class in album making. Have a very happy week, Sue xx

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  15. Totally blown away - again!! You do it to me every time, Anne!! Wow!! This is spectacular!! I just want to run my fingers over the texture!! The faux metal looks so stunning!! The inside is gorgeous, too!! I love, love this!! Seriously amazing!! Have a great day!! Big hugs :)

    Lisa
    A Mermaid's Crafts

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  16. I've seen that stencil before but never imagined it would create such a manly industrial look. Love your book as always - great colour, great texture etc. Elaine xx

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  17. OMG Anne this is totally AMAZING!!! What a stunning masculine album! You really totally achieved the metal look! I absolutely adore this and the inside pages look fantastic too!I think you have just convinced me I really "need" those inks....

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  18. Hi Anne, great way to use the stencil love the finish. This really is a true masterpiece, love it to bits. Happy crafting, Angela xXx

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  19. What a wonderful metal effect you created with your stencils, paints and paste Anne - the circle piece fits perfectly inside the circle on the stencil - love how the design wraps around the binding - and your pages are beautiful - what a lovely creation!! Julia xx

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  20. Absolutely stunning Anne!!! I LOVE how you've used the stencil to create the perfect focal point for the pirate pocket watch. And then I adore the way you've used Eileen's other fab dies to create beautiful embellishments for the pages inside. Love it all!!! xxx

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  21. fANTASTIC!! nEXT TECHNIQUE ON MY LIST!

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  22. What a fabulous journal cover you have created here Anne x The stencil and wonderful paint/inks technique look amazing and the embellishments are the perfect finish to this manly make xx TFS and huge hugs
    Annie x

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  23. Just one word for this Anne .... STUNNING!!! xx

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  24. What can I say but WOW!!! Anne this is fabulous! will keep this in my computer to read several times and refer to. If you are not the best journal maker out there you certainly are in the top two!
    Sandy xx

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  25. absolutely brilliant - I love this to pieces anne - that stencil from abs is gorgeous and you have used it beautifully - love the die too! Perfect! Hugs Rachel xx

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  26. Oooh - that's just fabulous! The faux metal cover is beyond cool, and I love the warm tones of the pages within - great use of those papers. Brilliant showcasing of the wrapped journal - it's definitely going to be another must-have!
    Alison x

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  27. Stunning beyond belief Anne, love that faux metal look and matching embellishments, the chain closer wraps it all together so neatly. Those new dies really will take away all that measuring and cutting.
    Big Hugs for a fabulous weekend Tracey xx
    P.S Knew I would find a post from you if I trawled my blog feed, i'm missing out on so much with this flagging laptop :(

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  28. I'm sure Mitsyana has been inspired, in turn, by this sensational manly metallic journal, Annie! It amazes the heck out of me that it's made from paper!! (Sorry, I'm so late. I must have missed this because of our holiday.) Hugs, Darnell xxoo

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  29. Anne, this is just fabulous and quite masculine! I really think that cool stencil could be used for a Star Wars-themed book as well! Your details are amazing and fun to look at. Such an inspiration :-)

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  30. WOW WOW WOW!! This is incredible! It's the same die too, ok, I'm sold on this one for sure now!! Your cover is out of this world! The effect is so realistic looking, what great techniques! Love the skull embellishment, what a perfect addition to this fantastic journal!

    It's been quite the busy summer for me so far. I've had a baby Sparrow, a baby Grackle, a baby raccoon, two injured squirrels, a family of sick red squirrels and the last of the hawk attack victims!! I'm almost thankful for the sweltering heat outside, makes me feel like I'm not missing much when I'm stuck in the house all day. lol. The patio does make a great place to spend 5 minutes when I have it though! I do hope you have been enjoying your summer and having nice weather. Sending hugs and wishes your way!

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  31. WOW Anne, this is so fabulous! The cover looks like metal, you did such a great job with it!!

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