Wednesday, May 25, 2011

New Journal Assemblage- Get coffee!!

New Journal Assemblage
Would suggest you get a coffee or something
 sweet to eat as this is a big blog posting:)
Lot's of eye candy in this post!

Ok, so this isn't so's cardboard.
Chipboard to be precise:)
Cut and scored to make my journal.
I cut to to make a 5" x 7".
I chose scrapbook paper to begin layering
the journal cover inside first, as you'll see
in a moment why:)
Cutting each piece for the inside cover and
spine so they would match on the folds.
This will help in wear and tear, opening and
closing the journal over time.
Instead of gluing, I used this great product
I purchased from Retro Cafe Art
called 'Acrylic Mounting Tape'
I used  the 2" x 18' roll with this
project. It works great in adhering 
the heavy scrapbook paper!
( I love this adhesive tape! I just
used it to repair a piece of my
counter top in my kitchen!
Worked great!)
So here we are, the inside of the journal 
has it's base paper:)

Using the New 'Tim Holtz'
Ring Binder clips
(also purchased from Retro Cafe Art!)
I chose the small size ring binder clips, and
used my deep throat hole punch tool
to punch the holes to put the 
ring binder clips on with.
You need to do this first, as you'll see
in the next part.
I chose this wonderful scrapbook paper
from 'House of Three'
'Daily Junque' Map paper to use for
the front of my journal.
Same process as before with the inside
cover, cutting each piece including the
spine piece. Here's where I made a mistake,
but in art, mistakes turn into learning:)
Because the ring binder clips come with
the brads to attach, I made the mistake
of cutting the holes in the spine through
the paper on the cover. To cover the 
clips once you've attached the binder rings,
this outer piece should not have the holes cut.
So here's how I corrected the mistake...
I used 7gypsies cloth gaffers tape to cover the
spine:) I think it looks great! And it
covers the brads really well, and helps
reinforce the spine.
See! Mistakes are ok in art!!

Now to Embellish:)
As you can see from the previous pictures,
(got a little ahead of myself:)
I've started stamping and attaching goodies
to the front and inside the cover.
Here comes some of the fun goodies:)

This is an ATC that I have made
to enter into a wonderful Contest at
Retro Cafe Art's Facebook Gallery
(Please go check out her contest and enter
before June 1st! or at the least go vote for
a favourite! And no, not just mine, as
there are Fantastic Artist Submissions
on her Gallery Page!)

So I took my completed ATC for the Contest
and added it to my journal. Using her
wonderful new line of masonite pre-cut
So here is the completed 
Front Cover:)
Now for the inside:)
Inside Front Cover:)

From this point, I think the pictures speak
for themselves, so here's a list of the
pages inside that I made for the journal:)
Page 1

Page 2

Tag for Page 2's Pocket
Wonderful Stamp from Red Lead!
Used coloured chalks to embellish.

Back of Tag for Pocket
Lovely Paper Whimsey Pear:)

Page 3 With all the bells and whistles
again goodies from Retro Cafe Art!

Page 4 (I love this flower:)

Page 5
The feather is from our dear little
bird 'Joey' who is a 
Rosie-Bourke's Parakeet.
She's a brilliant pink colour!
(This is a flight feather from her wing).

Page 6 Love this bird cage:)

Page 7 More goodies
from Retro Cafe Art
Love the bird cut-outs!

Page 8
This one is my favourite, as some
of you know, I refer to my art room
as the 'French Peacock Room'
(Sometime I'll post pictures of it
if you're interested, just leave a comment
to let me know if you'd find it interesting).

Page 9 I love the balloons:)

Page 10 A bit of room for some journaling:)

Back Cover
I love these stamps and colouring
them with the chalks!
Great fun!

So I hope you'll be inspired to create a
journal for yourself!
It was a great project, tons of fun,
and a great learning experience.

I'm no teacher, but if you're really
interested in learning how to make
a journal of your own, may I suggest
a Wonderful Internet based Company
and a Great Tutorial Teacher
Melissa Samuels!

Well, hope you had at least some chocolate
while going through this post!
I'm off to go have some myself:)
Please leave a comment if you enjoyed
this post, it'll encourage me to
post more of my projects in stages:)



Denise J. Phillips said...
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Retro Cafe' Art Gallery said...

Awesome project!!! I love that you made the actual journal! XO

Denise J. Phillips said...

I had great fun with this, can't wait to make more:)

Elly said...

Great journal and a lot more projects on your blog are my favorits. Thanks for showing. Elly

Denise J. Phillips said...

Thanks so much Elly, and thank you for signing up as a 'follower'!
Much appreciated, hope you'll find lots of projects of interest, as I have a plethora of arts and crafts on the go:)

Anonymous said...

Great post!! Love it! {hugs}

Denise J. Phillips said...

Thanks so much Melissa:) I'll send anyone your way for taking your wonderful tutorials! You've become the 'queen' of video tutorials on the internet as far as I'm concerned!