July sees a new challenge over at Mini Album Makers
and we would love to have you join in!
Our Rules are very straightforward : Any Handmade Book goes. Enter any form of handmade mini album, scrapbook, journal or book art. Our focus is on completed works, so no layouts or journal spreads that are not part of a complete handmade book project.
This month and I made a journal, using a new Wrapped Journal die by one of our Sponsors, Eileen Hull, along with some of my favourite paints, stamps and stencils.
I started by painting some A3 sized card, using Dina Wakley Heavy Body paints in Ruby and Turquoise and applied this with a brayer. I added some white Gesso at the end to tone down the colours.
Next, I stamped onto the painted card, using Archival ink and Stamp Sets #63 (Olga Heldwein)
and #33 (Tracy Evans)
by AALLandCreate. I wanted to have some real contrast so I stamped #63 again on plain painted card and cut the circles out. These were glued on top of the stamped circles on the base card, as shown below.
I glued one piece of this to some mount board and die cut a Wrapped Journal. The rest was used to create signatures. The die cut journal is shown below. I added some splatters to the journal using the same colours of paint and added a few die cut numbers.
To create the signatures I used the other piece of painted card, added some stencilling using Stencil #6 (Autour de Mwa)
by AALLandCreate. I mixed Eileen Hull's Color Box Blend ink in 'Stop' with some 13Arts 'Magic Powder' to create texture paste.
The paste was applied randomly through the stencil.
I used another of Eileen's new dies - Credit Card Sleeve & Tags (Sizzix 662810) to create a pocket on the inside cover.
A close up of the sleeve and stencilling.
I used the rest of the card to make further signatures and added more stencilling, using the same stencil as previously.
The photo below shows the back of the finished journal. I added elastic for a closure and some die cut numbers.
I added some trinkets to the side of the journal.
A final look at the completed journal.
Our Sponsor for July is:
who are offering a $25 voucher to one lucky winner.
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I hope you will be able to join in with us at Mini Album Makers
this month, we would love to see you there. The Design Team have provided some wonderful inspiration!
Thank you for your visit, I hope to see you again soon.
Hugs, Anne xx