January Favorite Craft Challenge 2022_Winter Theme: Using Inks

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Are you ready to get started on the 2022 Craft Favorite Challenge?  You can access the whole years worth of prompts on the “2022 Monthly Craft Challenge” page where you can find a printable copy of the Challenge monthly prompts and hashtags to use for each of your projects.

For January, the prompt is for you to make something with a winter theme using at least three of the following types of ink:

*Ink Spray

*Distress inks

*Paint

*Alcohol ink

*Printer refill ink

*Ink pen (ballpoint, magic marker, sharpie, highlighter, etc..)

January Craft Challenge 2022 Sheet

You can use these with other components in your project including this monthly freebie called, “January Craft Challenge 2022” if you would like.   To access it click here.

 

 

 

 

Share your project (s) using the hashtag #janfav2022.  You may make and share multiple projects for each month.  I always navigate towards a Victorian Era style in my crafts.

For my January winter themed project I used all the inks except for the printer refill.  I included ink spray, distress ink, paint, alcohol marker, and a ballpoint pen.  The supplies are shown in the photos below to demonstrate how I used them in my craft.

This trifold pocket folio is a double sided storage piece that can be added to travelers notebooks, scrapbooks and more.  I love to create junk journals and fill them up with various papers, fabrics, envelopes, tags, pockets, and all sorts of hidden goodies inside.  Since I love everything with a vintage, shabby chic vibe, I added some decoupage images to the background along with some fussy cut and die cut shapes, and stitched along the edges of the folio as well as on some of the other tags and other nostalgic elements to complete the look I was seeking.

To create the folio, I took an 8.5″ x 11″ piece of paper and dyed it using some watercolor paint.  I came back through and put some drops of gold minc paint to the page.

 

Once it was dry, I folded the paper on the 11″ side at about 4″ to create pockets.  Next I folded the paper on the 8.5″ side at about 5.5″ on both ends to form a trifold in it.  I made sure that the edges were burnished.

I then took some white cardstock and measured out six pieces to mat both sides of the folio flaps.  I cut them out, distressed them using Tim Holtz Walnut Stain Distress ink, and glued them on as background pieces.  Then I took them to the sewing machine and stitched around the edges, making sure that the folded flap on the 11″ side was flush with the paper while getting sewn.  That’s how the pockets were formed.

I used various brands of embellishments to garnish the folio including the freebie sheet from Multimedia Crafts Digital called, “January Craft Challenge 2022”.  I printed and cut out all of the elements in it.

With the snowflake I took a ballpoint pen and highlighted parts of the image with it, and then I added some Glossy Accents by Ranger on bits of it to give it a shiny finish.

I glued the tag and journal card to a piece of coffee dyed paper and stitched around the edge of both.  I took a scrap of fabric and added it to the journal card along with a fussy cut out image of a winter scene.

I took a decorative napkin with a bird and decoupaged it to a piece of white cardstock. Then I matted it to one of the folio flaps.

Next, I took another piece of scrap white cardstock and some Broken China Distress Oxide ink and shaded in the blue to make a snowy hill background.  After distressing the paper I cut out hills and glued them together.  I then added the piece of die cut houses from the “Momenta” die and added them to the front of the hills.  I took that unit and created a tuck spot on the center flap of the folio.

The rest of the it was garnished with sewn notebook pieces, stamped script, words and other elements from the “January Craft Challenge 2022” freebie sheet that was distressed with “Walnut Stain Distress ink” and “Firefly Alcohol markers.

I finally took a piece of torn checkerboard fabric and stitched one side of it on to form the closure.

This was a very fun project.  I challenge you all to make something too.  Help inspire us all.

Thanks for stopping by.  Happy Crafting!

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