Wednesday, July 26, 2017

Eileen Hull Journal with Bo Bunny "Life in Color".

Hello Journal Fans, I am back today with another fabulous Eileen Hull Journal using Bo Bunny's Life In Color. It is an eclectic, seriously fun line with great colors. I also threw in a little of their Faith line which has the same color scheme. Some of the pieces were also jazzed up with Therm*O*Web foil, I have a tutorial for you on this. Eileen's theme this month is to use the Heartfelt Collection. So I used a number of dies from this line. Grab a coffee or your die cut machine & let's go!!

cover of journal light bulb with decofoil, resin flowers & a feather
Life In Color Eileen Hull Journal
 The challenge for me with this line was, how to do a book using a multi-themed product. It came to me, a "Favorite Memories" Journal. A place to put a collection of memories. I can put a photo or ephemera if I have no photo. The versatility of these journal books is amazing, love my growing collection! 

photo of my leg, ankle wrapped on table, crafting supplies on my lap.
Crafting from my couch.

Crafting Injured! 

You never know when inspiration will strike. In this case I was stuck on the couch with a running injury. I spent the day watching Supernatural- one of my favorite craft-to series. It is amazing how much can be done while vegging in pain on the couch! *There is a supply list at the end of this post.

photos of adding decofoil pen & lapis watercolor foil on a paper lightbulb
Foiling with Therm*O*Web

Let's Add Some Foiling!

I really love this Faith-light bulb. It was so easy to add foiling details. Heat laminator for 10 minutes. Simply use the DecoFoil Pen & go over the grey highlight on the bulb. Top with a foil sheet, color side up, sandwich between parchment paper & run through your laminator. You can also use your die cut machine, see a video on this here. 

I also added foil to my chipboard feather. This is not a perfect technique but works pretty darn well & is fast. Simply cover the chip piece using a paint brush with DecoFoil Transfer Gel (I missed a few spots), place your foil sheet color side up on top of your chippie & run through your Sizzix die machine following the Thinlet sandwich as in the video link above. Use a smooth plate on top of the cuts in your plate will transfer onto your piece. I kinda like that so you can see the texture in mine. You can also do this using the Decofoil Pen if the surface is not too big.
Aqua foiled feather with black embossed images
Foiled SRTC Chipboard Feather

 You Can Emboss On Foil!!!

I could have repeated the step above to fix the sketchy areas (in a different color foil probably) but I decided to distress by adding some paint that I used on the spine. Wanting more I also used a stamp & heat embossed in black. I was very excited that heat embossing on the foil worked! I also covered my final piece in decoupage glue to protect it. I am very happy with how my chippie ended up looking & will definitely be doing this combo again!

Embossing on the Spine, Love this Technique!
The spine was simply painted in acrylic paint and embossed with Fractured Ice. I love the way this emboss powder turns the paint grungy and yet has sparkle too. I used elastic for my binding so my pages would slip in & out to work on it. There are 3 signatures but I can add a forth, with 5 or 6 papers per signature. Lots of tabs which are included in the collection- I love tabs!
If you need here is a tutorial on how to put the Journal together.

Adding an thick decorative elastic that wraps around the back of the book helps protect the embellishments on the front while keeping the book closed. I added an eyelet at the top & bottom of the book running the elastic thorough them & adhering with SuperTape. 

Here is the back of my book. I used the packaging from the Chipboard Stickers and adhered a card cut from cardstock, along with a piece of washi tape. Isn't that peacock elastic from my stash cool? Keep an eye out for decorative elastic.

My cover was done fairly simply using paper and ephemera from Bo Bunny but also using Eileen's flower die with Resin Paper. You can find a full tutorial at Resin Obsession on how to make these amazing embellishments here. 


Quick Peek at the Inside!

The inside cover, totally love this double pocket & it was so easy to do using Eileen's Notebook Pocket Die. The back pocket is using the die cut with paper. The front pocket was simply cut from paper and a tab from the Banner's & Pennant's die was adhered at the top. How cute is that?!!  You will see a bunch of these tabs throughout the book.The tiny star is also from that die.  

Here are the tags from the pockets. This pic was from Creativation 2017 with Eileen, & Suzie as we were setting up Scotty on the show room floor. We had forgotten to bring a t-shirt to work in so nabbed up matching Yoda t's which were perfect for manual labor! The sentiment "Do or do not there is no try" pretty much sums up set up day!

Here are a few pages in progress! Love that these paper lines come with a vellum sheet. I simply sewed the edges of the vellum, adhered it to my page & made a pocket. Made a tag out of the paper & added a tab using the banner die. Love that it is a different way to top a tag. I will probably stamp a quote on the vellum- so cool.

 Last pic on this epic-ally long post! The left side, another pocket using a vellum sheet with a banner tab at the top. Forgiveness is a card from the paper, sewn and adhered as a pocket. Apparently I am in the mood for pockets & tags! On the right shows the bottom of a tag with that so awesome banner die adhered as a tab.

I will be sharing updates on this book as I work in it! Thanks for joining me here today & remember to check out Eileen's blog to see what my team members have done this month. Also be sure to join Eileen's Fan Club on Facebook where you can play along with us & win prizes!  
Eileen Hull Sizzix dies - Journal 
                                  -Sketchy Flowers & Leaf
                                  -Notebook Pocket
                                  -Banners & Pennants  
                                  -mat board
Bo Bunny- Life in Color: Cardstock, Vellum Paper with foil, Chipboard Stickers with Glitter, Cardstock Stickers.
               - Faith: Noteworthy Journaling Cards
Resin Obsession-Super Clear Resin
Southern Ridge Trading Co.- Drifting Feathers
Emerald Creek- Fractured Ice Embossing Powder 
Therm*O*Web - DecoFoil: Transfer Sheets in Lapis Watercolor, Aqua.
                      -DecoFoil Pen & Transfer Gel
                      -SuperTape & Zots Glue.
Dylusions Paint- Lemon Zest, Fresh Lime & Vibrant Turquoise
Carabelle Stamp- Une Regard sur mon Histoire
Dynamo Label


  1. Karen, your journal is fantastic! I love the embossing on the spine and that foiled feather is stunning. That is such a great way to do a closure (that elastic is amazing in the peacock feathers), I may have to 'borrow' that idea! Anne xx

    1. Thanks Anne!! This book was so much fun to do. Borrow away!!

  2. awesome journal Karen! I like the way you did the elastic closure and those resin flowers are so cool. =)

  3. Love everything about this cool journal- sorry about your foot :-( But at least the crafting allowed it to heal :-)

    1. Thanks Eileen!! Yes it was actually a great way to pass the time!



Related Posts Plugin for WordPress, Blogger...