Today is the 1st of the month and
we're playing with Eileen Hull dies today.
Here's how I began my project with
Eileen Hull's Wrap Journal Die.
Kraft-Tex is my go-to for this journal.
It's heavy paper but it acts and feels like leather.
Distress Ink: Vintage Photo & Ground Espresso
as I wanted it to look like leather.
signatures that will be added to the journal.
I created 4 pamphlets, each with 3 pages (for now) and
each measuring 5" tall x 7" wide.
Then folded each one in half to produce a 5" tall x 3.5" wide page.
I'm using one-sided scrap paper but will add something to the back of each page in a minute.
I cut pieces of thin parchment paper and added those to the back
of the scrapbook paper.
Then, using wax linen thread, attached each signature to the
Normally, I would tie the wax linen thread in the center of each signature.
But knowing that I would want to add charms,
I decided to tie on the outside of the cover.
Wax linen thread is very sturdy so will hold onto charms without breaking.
I left long threads to make it easy to place the charms.
Now for the decorating!
First I added some resin soaked tissue paper to the front cover.
Then added Seth Apter powders to the left edges.
I love how chunky these are!
Then added this piece from Gypsy Soul Laser Cuts.
You might recognize it from an earlier blog post.
Tying charms & buttons onto the spine was easy!
Then I used a bunch of collectibles for the inside pages.
Although this is still a work in progress, here are some of the finished pages:
The opening page has a typewriter from Gypsy Soul Laser Cuts
a gorgeous envelope tucked behind it.
The image is from my friend Karen Higgins/Karen's Vintage Graphics.
I'm still learning to be random ~ less stuffy ~ about my pages.
Freer (if that's a word).
A clip from Gypsy Soul Laser Cuts covered in Seth Apter powders:
A flower spray from Gypsy Soul Laser Cuts used as a tuck-behind:
The image on the right is adhered to the top of a folded clothes tag
with magnets on both sides so it can cuddle the pages
and keep them closed.
A leaf from Gypsy Soul Laser Cuts used as a tuck-behind.
This is definitely a work in progress but easily put together with the help of
Eileen Hull's Wrap Journal die.
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