Owl Swoop Journey Journal by Kathi F. Rerek

  1. Brush both sides of the album covers with Blue and White Vintage Effect Wash. Be sure to paint the sides and any openings (binder holes and "Journey"). Let dry.
  2. Brush both sides of the album covers with Media Matte Medium. Let dry.
  3. Using Jet Black StazOn ink, stamp the World Map onto the bottom of the front cover and onto a piece of scrap paper. Heat set the cover and fussy-cut the the scrap paper map.
  4. Using a temporary adhesive place the scrap map over its counterpart as a mask.
  5. Using Jet Black StazOn ink, stamp the Clock Collage onto the cover,. Heat set.
  6. Using Jet Black StazOn ink, fill in any gaps on the cover with the Cling Crackle stamp. Heat set.
  7. Lift the mask and remove any of the remaining temporary adhesive. Brush the cover with a layer of Media Matte Medium. Let dry.
  8. Scrape Media Modeling Paste over the Steampunk Clock stencil onto the stamped painted front cover. Lift the stencil and clean immediately. Let the cover dry.
  9. Stamp Owl Swoop onto white cardstock using Memento ink.
  10. Color with Copic markers, fussy-cut, and edge with a dark marker. Set aside.
  11. When the Media Modeling Paste is completely dry, paint the stenciled raised image with Media Fluid Acrylic paints. Let dry.
  12. Brush the cover with Media Matte Medium. Let dry.
  13. Use the Media Matte Medium to adhere the colored fussy-cut Owl to the cover as shown. Coat the Owl and the cover with several layers of Media Matte Medium, letting it dry between the layers.
  14. Cut a piece of Mixed Media paper slightly larger than the cut out word on the cover.
  15. Press the paper into the VersaMark pad and heat emboss with Aged Bronze Frantage Embossing Powder. 
  16. Repeat step #15, then let cool.
  17. Flip the front cover over and securely adhere the Aged Bronze embossed paper face down over the reverse of the cut-out word. 
  18. Trim two sheets of the patterned paper to 5.25" x 7.75", edge with Watering Can Archival ink, then adhere over the embossed panel on the inside of the front cover and onto the inside of the back cover.
  19. Edge all sides of the front and back cover of the journal with Jet Black Archival ink.
  20. Cut journal paper, cardstock, lined paper, etc. to fit the journal. Punch holes that match up with the binder's holes.
  21. Insert binder clips to attach the front cover, hole-punched papers, and back cover.
  22. Add charms and such to the top binder clip.
  23. Thread ribbon through the other holes in the cover and tie.

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Also uses these supplies:

Aged Bronze Frantage Embossing Enamel (FREG042)

Journey 6x8 Wood Album by Clear Scraps

Blue and White Vintage Effect Wash™ by DecoArt®

Media® Matte Medium by DecoArt®

Media® Modeling Paste by DecoArt®

Metallic Silver, Metallic Gold, Payne's Grey, and Quinacridone Gold Media® Fluid Acrylic Paints by DecoArt®

Jet Black StazOn® Ink by Tsukineko®

Watering Can Archival™ Ink by Ranger Industries

Solar White Classic Crest® Cardstock by Neenah Paper

Copic® Markers: E41, E42, E4, E44, E59, Y21,Y23,Y26, Y28, C00, C0, C1, C3, E91, E93, W00, W1, W3, N4, N6, N8

St. Tropez 8x8 Patterned Paper Pad by Prima Marketing®

Clip Bail, Jump Rings, Story Sticks, Typed Tokens, Loop Pins, Swivel Clasp by Tim Holtz® Idea-ology® by Advantus

Miscellaneous Charms

Binder Rings


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