making new postcards look older

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making a new postcard look old

 

cut the white off or leave it on for centering pleasing the eye. added some gold ink around edging ……..

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Clear embossing ink is a lot cheaper then versa mark and works the same………..

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But  I really love this TSUKINEKO GOLD  embossing POWDER

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gives it that old fashion look….

you could distress it  on the edges, little cuts, bends, and tears..

 

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Flip Envelope Journal

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4 or more envelopes

attach your envelopes  spray stamp or paint.

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flip envelope book you can make into a SCRAP BOOK or a JOURNAL.

I used this beautiful paper from Recollections signature paper pad collection…. then used some decorative tape on the edges. and added paper snaps and string to open and close it.

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stamped the env and added papers

I add some paper for either photos or journaling.. I plan on adding photo card and placing it in the envelope with the bike photo.flips open left to right.

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Memories has an envelope slot to add more fun items………

Also added papers to the inside of env…..  LOVE THE LIVE SIMPLY… statement

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more pockets ….

I have a thing about feathers , its a sign of angels watching over us. so I added a plastic window with Feathers made of paper in it…. I still have so much more art work and things to do.. but thought Id share this now…

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flip side

 

Recollections signature paper pad collection

another Hand made book and decorated paper clip.

13770238_10206823221523542_4585084214742047381_nThis cover was done with a lot of different napkins , It’s a NAPKIN DECOUPAGE COLLAGE  book cover plus I used some water colors to blend it all in to give it a more orange color to match the matt board covers.

making homemade books

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drilling holes with rotary tool

 

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2. choose threads

Choose a book thread color for your book….

 

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Choose red sew up then back down . as shown

 

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This is a close up of a green one.. sewn…

5. glue 6 sections of 5 page signtures

5 pages sewn together . makes 6 sets of these. then we glue sets… glue edges and place it one on top of the other.lining the edges even

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lined up and glued  then added the matt board cover top and back .

9 using my rotor sanding tool to sand edges even all 3 sides of book

.Sanding the edges so its even rotary dremel tool…..{  LOVE THIS TOOL }

Just a few of the books I made….

Napkin journal swap #139

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kind of did the wine and a themed front and back page , added a piece of wine cork for decoration. did some outlining on it.

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The inside I used 5 different napkins and tore and pieced them to look right.

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this is the back side and the envelope all pretty and sparkles….. says   LEAVE A LITTLE SPARKLE WHEREVER YOU GO!

I had so much fun making these …I ll post mine that people send me also , I just don’t want to ruin anyone’s surprises…buy posting too early

This was the first one to start off in the group my one on one…

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The swap was a nature one….. this is the front lots of pens sparkles markers.

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this is the inside it took hours to fill in  with torn papers and some markers for high lights. I love how he turned out. 

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this is the back I made a fun tag and pocket for something different and some foo foo strings…

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front of tag…

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back of tag…………

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And my envelope

 

This is the one I got in return  so cute!!!!

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cute chicken…with the folk look! sweet…..

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this is the other side… so fall 

A day on the beach,walking the shoreline……

Torn tissue paper and White gesso layered papers .This one is way better in person then on line. My art journal is almost finished..

 I love the pearlized paper for her see thru shirt and sleeves. And the layered yellow and orange in her dress I tried to make it look like she was holding up her skirt to keep it dry.really need to work on that more.. walking the shoreline at the beach by rosebudinnh

Session 4-Focal Point: Words, Images Session 5-Details: Pen, Pencil

Session 4: Focal Point
Words-think magazine ads, alphabet stickers, newspaper headlines, print outs, etc.
Images-think magazines pics, downloaded graphics, die cuts, family photos, etc.

When you’re gathering supplies you might be tempted to hand pick items for each individual page. Don’t do it! Flip through your journal to get an idea for what you might want to use. CLOSE your journal then go to your stash and pick out a bunch of possible items to use as a focal point for your pages. Choose more than you will need so that you will have the freedom to change your mind or head in a different direction at the last minute.

If you need to secure any of your collaged items, this is a good time to do that. No time limit, just take whatever time you need to secure down any loose edges with whatever glue you prefer to use.

Session 5: Details
Pens-think drawing pens, paint pens, markers, gel pens, etc.
Pencils-think graphite, colored pencils, charcoal, pastels, chalks, etc.

You’re going to want a lot more time for this session but don’t cheat yet! Make simple marks and shapes, outline a few images, start a doodled border, etc. Just do a little something on each page.

All 5 sessions will take you an hour and 15 minutes. When you’re done, you might have a completed 20 page journal but it’s more likely that you will have 20 pages that you’re absolutely dying to continue working on! From here you can repeat the process again, or schedule your own 15 minute free play sessions where you make the rules. You might have some strong ideas about where you want your pages to go and you don’t feel like you need the time limit anymore. Go for it!!
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A SPECIAL shout out to Shannon Green, for this wonderful class and all her support……. this is alot of fun….

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