Monday, January 1, 2018

My Other Creations: Notebook Using Jane Davenport's Mixed Media Collage Papers

Happy 2018 everyone!  What better way to start off the new year than a theme of "new" at the Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge Blog?  And we're also focusing on Simon's exclusive products, so use them if you have them!  I made some notebooks to record resolutions, thoughts, and goals in for 2018.

I started by making a big background that I cut into smaller pieces to make the covers of these notebooks.  I took Strathmore Mixed Media paper and spritzed it with Dylusions Ink, then sprayed water over it to make the colors blend.  I also flicked some Media Ink on, which dried in place instantly (those are the circles you can see in the background.  

Once everything dried, I laid down a Moroccan stencil and painted over it with white paint.  After the paint dried, I stamped an alphabet stamp onto the background with Embossing Ink and sprinkled white embossing powder over it.  I hit it with the heat gun.

Once my collaged background was done, I cut it into the size of the notebooks.  I sanded the covers of the notebooks (they were a bit slick), then glued the collaged paper down and then sewed around the edges just to make sure they stayed put.

I decorated each cover a bit differently.  On the one below, I fussy-cut around a girl image from some Jane Davenport collage napkins and colored her hair with Distress Ink.  I had the "Your Majesty" sentiment in my stash.

For the second notebook, I kept it simple and stamped the word "Resolve" with Simon's Grungy Alphabet stamp set and glued it to the cover.

On the third notebook, I made an abstract tree using Simon's Sparkle and Shine stamp set and a branch die I had in my stash.  The sentiment was also from my stash.

Here are the supplies I used, which you can find at Simon Says Stamp:

Be sure to upload your creations to the Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge Blog for your chance to win a $50 voucher to Simon Says Stamp!