Monday, July 30, 2018

Journal Spots for Planners or Journals using Eileen Hull ColorBox Blends by Clearsnap

Hello Blogland, I am here today with a tutorial on how to make journal spots, titles & embellishments for planners or journals. I also have 3 videos for you!!! This is my Eileen Hull Inspiration Team blog post for July. Clearsnap generously outfitted us with a set of Eileen's ColorBox Blends. I will be sharing a number of posts with fun techniques using this ink in the upcoming months. I will also be using some of the new Book Club 2 Collection by Sizzix that are now available!

Here is the collection of products that I am using today. I am going to keep my journal spots & tags in a container right on my desk so I can just grab & go. That way when my stash gets low I can just add to it! 

Video Part 1: In this video there is a quick overview of ColorBox Blends. These inks are very unique holding 10x the amount of ink than a regular stamp pad. I also show a  Travelers Notebook style journal that fits in Eileen's Journal Book die cut. I make them from scrapbook paper & create journal spots for them. 

While we are at it how about recycling or creating with those unused planners? Let's make fun tags that show the day & date so you know when that fun memory was created or journal spots to document what went on in that photo. 

In this video there are also lot's of fun ideas on how to quickly jazz up your journal spots. The 1st set of cards were cut out of planner books taking advantage of the dates, words, I used the die set called Credit Card Sleeves & Tag. 

Next up, using stamps from PaperArtsy & Seth Apter with the blends, an overview of the different journal spots I made with some tips & tricks. 

Video Part 2: You can create along with me! Let's get started by stamping, distressing edges with multiple colors, masking off parts of stamps to create these unique cards. Also in this video is how to use the ColorBox Blends. How do you create an image easily with multiple colors? How do you make a stamped image look like it was made with watercolors? 

How about some tips & tricks if you make a mistake while stamping? Like how to turn a fail into success! In this step I used Tombo Twin Tones Dual Tip Markers to fix a stamping mistake. 

Video Part 3: In the last video of this series I finish up the journal spot from video 2. Next up how to color a white journal card while still allowing for easy writing. A few tips on making swatches & creating colors by mixing the inks. Finally let's add some stickers to change that date or "birthday" tag for another use. How to use stickers from PaperHouse Productions to add the cool factor. 

I hope you enjoyed this series of videos & have a chance to craft with me! Making these journal spots will make your scrap booking, card making, or journal documenting easier! Leave me a comment if you would like to see more of this type of crafting!

Supplies: *disclaimer I received product from companies to create with in this blog post but the ideas & views are mine. PS: I do really like them!

Thursday, July 5, 2018

Resin Obsession Art Journal Cover

Hello Resin fans, I have a blog post up on Resin Obsession blog on how to make an art journal cover. This is a fun bunch of techniques including some pens & crayons I used that surprisingly worked well with the resin.  

Here is my cover, I just used an inexpensive traveler's notebook to create this & I really love how it turned out! You can hop on over to the Resin Obsession blog for a full tutorial & lots more photos!! Let me know how it goes...


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