June 12, 2018
Mixed Media Journal by Karen Jiles
Mini Blank Notebook/Journal
Gray Whitecore Cardstock
Step 1: Place full sheet of cardstock into the “Honeycomb” embossing folder. Close the folder and insert into the Cut N Boss machine by Craftwell.
Step 2: Remove the embossed cardstock from the Cut N Boss and the embossing folder and trim it down to the size of journal.
Step 3: Adhere cardstock to blank journal and sand the embossed cardstock with sanding bar to expose the whitecore-creating a distressed effect. Set journal aside.
Step 4: Run Honeycomb die through the Snap machine with watercolor paper.
Step 5: Release the watercolor paper honeycomb die cut from the die.
Step 6: Place the honeycomb die cut on a layering piece of watercolor paper and spray mists onto the die cut paper transferring the honeycomb pattern to the watercolor paper. Let dry.
Step 7: Using black ink, stamp image onto inked patterned watercolor paper.
Step 8: Using Cropadile, punch holes in stamped watercolor paper. Adhere gessoed corrugated board and eyelet.
Step 9: Adhere stamped watercolor paper and corrugated board layer to the front of the distressed journal cover. Add dyed ribbon to the eyelet and stamped watercolor paper.
Step 10: Apply gesso to edges of ribbon. Tap gesso over journal with a paintbrush. Continue embellishing as desired.
Thanks so much for stopping by today and I hope that this Mixed Media Journal has inspired you!Karen