Friday 17 August 2018

Eileen Hull Wrapped Journal and collage paper

I love this little wrapped journal, it's perfect for passport size pages. I've used Eileen Hull's wrapped journal die with Tim's collage paper, ephemera and frame and it all went together really easily and is my sample for Country View Crafts Project Blog today.

Glue collage paper to back and front of the journal using decou-page sealer, let thoroughly dry.
Using a sanding block sand down the outside edges getting rid of all the excess paper.
Ink the edges with brown distress ink.
With sharp knife cut through the tissue along the scored lines (which is the outside of the journal).
Bend the scores round slightly.
Seal the inside and outside of the journal with decou-page. As it dries just bend the score lines a little to achieve those lovely rounded sides.

Glue magnets to the inside and outside of opposite covers - you choose which will be the front wrap and which will be the back wrap. I chose the longer side over the top to take the frame I wanted to add.

Take the small green backboards frame by Tim Holtz and sand the edges. Blend peeled paint then ground espresso distress inks around and over them.

Take a couple of the flower ephemera pieces from the Tim Holtz Botanicals set, ink the edges and seal both sides with decoupage sealer to make them stronger
Find a small butterfly - this was from my downloaded box of butterflies. Seal it as above.

Put the pieces together with some string glued to the back frame for tying the journal. Add other pieces to your collage if needed - I used some coloured cambric fabric and a single self generated and printed word.

Use a screw punch or pokey tool to remake the holes for the elastic .... 

.... and thread it through the spine.

I was lucky my front panel had some lovely flowers positioned perfectly to lay the frame over.

It's now just waiting for me to make or buy some booklets/signatures for the inside.

I think this would make a lovely garden journal, especially if you like going out visiting places like Kew and Wisley Gardens.

 This is going in my shop space, so fingers crossed I get a good price for it.

Thanks for stopping by.

Enjoy creating your own special art.

Beauty surrounds us, but usually we need to be walking in a garden to know it.