I made two pockets on the right side of the page and created some tuck spots on the left. There is plenty of journaling space in there.
-Crop a Dile or hole punch
-Distress Oxide inks – Tim Holtz, Ranger(Peeled Paint, Broken China, Vintage Photo, Black Soot)
-Distress Ink – Tim Holtz, Ranger – Walnut Stain
-Pigment Ink – Ranger – Opaque ink – Black Tie
-Dylusions White linen paint pen
-Recollections Detail embossing powders- (snow, sapphire, citron)
-Firefly – Alcohol marker # 120 black
-Art glitter glue
-Elmer’s Craft Bond – Extra Strength – glue stick
-Cheesecloth/ lace/ or fabric
Optional- embellishments (jewelry, die cut shapes, pearls, keys, etc…)
Multimedia Crafts Digital Blog Freebie – Ads Envelope Template
Multimedia Crafts Digital Facebook Freebie – Aged Stamps
I first began by brushing some white acrylic gesso on each page. I let it dry using my heat embossing tool. Next, I added old book pages that I had distressed using both Tim Holtz distress ink, “Walnut Stain”, and Ranger pigment, opaque ink, “Black tie”.
I then ran some homemade modpodge over the base and added the book pages, sprinkling them with Recollections embossing powders: (snow, sapphire, citron).
Next I sealed the colors on both pages in using Liquitex Professional Gloss Super Heavy Gel. This technique also helps stop fine particles from the embossing powder from wiping off the pages.
I then took a Dylusions White linen paint pen to highlight key areas on the envelopes on the right page.
On the left page I punched a hole in the top using my Crop a dile tool and added an eyelet. I wanted to secure the hole so that the ribbon wound through it would remain strong as it held the tag that I placed there as a tuck spot.
Next, I took some scrap cardstock pieces and drew flowers. I cut them out, dipped them in a distress oxide ink water mix (Vintage Photo), and stack them together with lace and cheesecloth to form a 3-d floral piece. It was added to the tag as a collaged tuck spot.
I found various pieces of ephemera, including journaling cards, and two reversible fabric tags that I made using Prima Marketing paper from the “Amelia Rose” collection.
I glued on the blue fabric and sewed the two brown buttons on. I added a butterfly die cut to the opposite side to garnish it.
I fussy cut out a vintage notebook from the Graphic45 “Typography” collection and added it to the center of the two envelopes on the right page.
I used text from the ephemera sheet on the Facebook Freebie, “Aged Stamps” along with other cut out embellishments for the rest of the project.
Finally, I drew a black flourish using Firefly alcohol marker #120. It is the same marker used to trace around fussy cut ephemera used throughout the two pages.
It was a very fun project. I hope you enjoyed this. Happy crafting!
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