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Steampunk ATC Journal

Hi Crafters, I am Janet and I am guest designing for the month. I am working with the June Tres Jolie Cards, Tags and More kit.

atc journal

Working with the Steampunk theme of the June Cards, Tags, and More kit, I decided to alter the ATC journal and incorporate the chip board gears on the cover. The process used layering and I will take you through it step by step.

inside lining

I actually started on the inside of the journal. Using watered down Nori paste and patterned tissue paper cut to size, I lined both the front and back inside cover.

outside tissue collage

Using the same technique as above, I covered the entire outside of the journal with torn collage pieces of green and tan tissue paper. The Nori paste was used under and over the tissue paper.

outside journal painting
I incorporated the chip board gears into the tissue paper layer using the Nori paste to glue the gears in place as well as placing some tissue paper over parts of the gears. 

Then I did a brown metallic paint wash (watered down paint) over the entire cover, then let it dry over night.
outside stencil design

To finish off the look, I used a stencil and ink brush bending technique with Distress Oxide ink pads.


Here is a close-up image of all the actual and visual texture on the cover. My journal is now ready to put ATCs inside!

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