Friday, August 7, 2015

Spellbinders Upcycled Travel Journal Tutorial

Journaling is definitely trending at the moment and there are no right and wrong way to do it - it is a very personal thing.  I found this fabulous journal on sale because the front cover was damaged - not a problem for me using a Spellbinders® 3D M-Bossabilities™ folderr - as you can see by my Tutorial.

'Take your embossing beyond to get a more realistic impression with our 3D folders! They offer a more dynamic embossed and letter pressed look for an amazing result.'


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Other: Journal for altering; brown corrugated cardstock; liquid glue; double-sided tape; scissors; Tags; bottle top; Map

1. Cut brown corrugated card to fit journal cover
2. Sponge using Delicata Celestial Copper and a sponge dauber
3. Lightly sprinkle Walnut Crystal over sponging and spritz with water to blend the crystals
4. Allow to dry

5. Emboss white cardstock using Floral Labels Four 3D M-Bossabilities Folder.
NOTE: The sandwich for Spellbinders 3D M-Bossabilities folders in Spellbinders Grand Calibur® Die Cutting and Embossing Machine (stack from bottom up): B-Pink Embossing Plate, 3D M-Bossabilities Folder with Media Inside and D-Raspberry Adapter Plate.

6. Colour the embossed leaves and vines using Bamboo Leaves and a sponge Dauber
7. Colour Flowers using Radiant Neons, add details to lilies using Memento Markers

9. Add image into a flattened bottle top, apply 'Shimmer' and allow to dry.
10 Adhere Oval Map image to the top right hand portion of the journal using liquid glue
11 Adhere bottle top also using liquid glue
12 Add Linen Thread wrapped around the front of the cover
13 Tie Lock and key embellishments to the Linen Thread
14 Tuck tags into the Thread securing with double sided tape.

NOTE: Approximate 3D M-Bossabilities Folder Size is 5 x 7”

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  1. What a stunning transformation Linda - love your colours and the fabulous texture!!


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