a fall journey mini book…

Fall Journey Mini Book by Vicki Boutin | www.timholtz.com

when i think cute and clever ideas, media team vicki boutin’s projects come to mind.  vicki’s ability to combine colorful elements with classic text and a splash of color make her style so much fun.  i think you too will be inspired by the first tutorial from this 2-part series…t!m

Hey friends!  I don’t know about you but fall is one of my favorite times of the year!  My family and I love to go for hikes on the many walking paths in our area.  I love to observe nature and take a lot of photos.  So I decided to create a mini book in preparation for all of the photos I am sure to take in the coming weeks.

Supplies:

  • Surfaces:  2 sheets Grunge Board, Postale Tissue Wrap, Kraft Glassine Paper, Core’dinations Distress Collection- 4.25 x 5.5 pad, #8 Manila tags
  • Dies:  Autumn Gatherings Sizzlits Decorative Strip, Bigz Die w/Texture Fades Layered Butterfly, Writing Desk, Stacked Artful Words Sizzlits Decorative Strip
  • Embellishments: Ruler Binding, Crinkle Ribbon, Trinket Pin, Alpha Parts Framed, Alpha Cards, Elementary Alpha Chips
  • Distress Ink: Weathered Wood, Peeled Paint, Scattered Straw, Fired Brick, Spiced Marmalade, Mowed Lawn, Mustard Seed, Peacock Feathers
  • Distress Stain: Mustard Seed, Pumice Stone, Weathered Wood
  • Distress Paint: Picket Fence, Tarnished Brass, Weathered Wood, Mowed Lawn, Evergreen Bough
  • Distress Crackle Paint: Clear Rock Candy
  • Distress Marker: Black Soot
  • Ink: Jet Black Archival Ink
  • Adhesive: Multi-Medium Matte, Glossy Accents
  • Embossing Powder:  clear
  • Tools: Craft Sheet, Ink Blending Tool, Water brush- Detailer Brush Nib, Heat It tool, Mister Spray Bottle, Vagabond
  • Other: coaster board

For starters let go over all of the steps I used to complete the cover.  Let’s go…

Fall Journey Mini Book by Vicki Boutin | www.timholtz.com

Die cut shapes from cardstock and coaster board (or chipboard).  Set aside.

Fall Journey Mini Book by Vicki Boutin | www.timholtz.com

Apply Picket Fence Distress Paint to Craft Mat, mist with water and swirl paint and water with your finger.

Fall Journey Mini Book by Vicki Boutin | www.timholtz.com

Drag two sheets of Grunge Board through wet paint (front cover and back cover).  Cover all four sides and dry.

Fall Journey Mini Book by Vicki Boutin | www.timholtz.com

Once the first coat is dry, press the Grunge Board into the Picket Fence Paint a second time to build some depth in the color.  Dry.

Fall Journey Mini Book by Vicki Boutin | www.timholtz.com

Use a ruler to tear the Postale Tissue Wrap into four pieces slightly smaller than the Grunge Board covers.

Fall Journey Mini Book by Vicki Boutin | www.timholtz.com

Crumple Tissue Wrap.

Fall Journey Mini Book by Vicki Boutin | www.timholtz.com

Rub Weathered Wood Distress Ink and Scattered Straw Distress Ink directly on to the Craft Mat and mist with water.

Fall Journey Mini Book by Vicki Boutin | www.timholtz.com

Rub both side of each piece of the Tissue wrap in the ink and dry.

Fall Journey Mini Book by Vicki Boutin | www.timholtz.com

Press the die cut feather in some of the left over ink on the Craft Mat.  Set aside.

Fall Journey Mini Book by Vicki Boutin | www.timholtz.com

Apply Multi Medium to the Grunge Board pieces and add Tissue Wrap immediately.

Fall Journey Mini Book by Vicki Boutin | www.timholtz.com

While the Multi Medium is wet create folds in the Tissue Wrap and seal with Multi Medium.  Do not cover the entire surface (i.e. edges) with the Multi Medium so some of the Grunge Board will still accept Distress Ink in a later step.

Fall Journey Mini Book by Vicki Boutin | www.timholtz.com

To create the “brass dipped” feather gather some Tarnished Brass Distress Paint and clear embossing powder.

Fall Journey Mini Book by Vicki Boutin | www.timholtz.com

Place some of the Tarnished Brass Distress Paint directly on the Craft Mat and drag the tip of the feather through it.  Sprinkle the wet paint with embossing powder and heat set.

Fall Journey Mini Book by Vicki Boutin | www.timholtz.com

Gather a bunch of leaves die cut from the Core’dinations Distress Collection papers using the Autumn Gatherings Sizzlits Decorative Strip and a variety of Distress Inks.

Fall Journey Mini Book by Vicki Boutin | www.timholtz.com

Press the die cut leaves directly to the ink pads.

Fall Journey Mini Book by Vicki Boutin | www.timholtz.com

Sprinkle with embossing powder while ink is still wet and heat set.  Immediately cover the leaf with a second coat of embossing powder while the first coat is still hot and heat set a second time.  Repeat to create 9-12 leaves.

Fall Journey Mini Book by Vicki Boutin | www.timholtz.com

Use a Texture Fade embossing folder to emboss a No. 8 Manila Tag.

Fall Journey Mini Book by Vicki Boutin | www.timholtz.com

Trim “Enjoy the” from Journey die cut.

Fall Journey Mini Book by Vicki Boutin | www.timholtz.com

Dry brush a layer of the Evergreen Bough Distress Paint over the embossed butterfly die cut leaving some open spaces.  Allow to dry.

Fall Journey Mini Book by Vicki Boutin | www.timholtz.com

Add Peacock Feathers Distress Ink and Mustard Seed Distress Ink with an Ink Blending Tool.  Allow to dry.

Fall Journey Mini Book by Vicki Boutin | www.timholtz.com

Rub Weathered Wood Distress Ink directly on to the butterfly die cut.  Allow to dry.

Fall Journey Mini Book by Vicki Boutin | www.timholtz.com

Brush a layer of Distress Clear Rock Candy Crackle Paint over the butterfly leaving some open spaces.  Allow to completely dry so cracks can form.

Fall Journey Mini Book by Vicki Boutin | www.timholtz.com

Apply Weathered Wood Distress Ink to the edges of the “gilded” feather with an Ink Blending Tool and add a little “highlight” with the Scattered Straw Distress Ink.

Fall Journey Mini Book by Vicki Boutin | www.timholtz.com

Ink the edges of the Grunge Board covers with Weathered Wood Distress Ink.

Fall Journey Mini Book by Vicki Boutin | www.timholtz.com

Apply a light coat of Evergreen Bough Distress Paint around the edges of the front cover and rub it in with your finger.  Allow to dry.

Fall Journey Mini Book by Vicki Boutin | www.timholtz.com

Cut a strip of the Kraft Glassine paper, glue the “journey” die cut to it with Glossy Accents and allow it to dry.  Use the end of your scissors to “scrape” the Glassine paper around the letters.  Scribble on the Craft Mat with the Black Soot Distress Marker, pick up the ink with the Detailer Water Brush and add a shadow to the letter.  Allow to dry.

Fall Journey Mini Book by Vicki Boutin | www.timholtz.com

Add Weathered Wood Distress Paint and Picket Fence Distress Paint to the Craft Mat, mist with water and swirl around with your finger.  Drag a No. 8 Manila Tag through the wet paint.

Fall Journey Mini Book by Vicki Boutin | www.timholtz.com

Dry the wet paint with a Heat-it Tool. 

Fall Journey Mini Book by Vicki Boutin | www.timholtz.com

Rub tag with Pumice Stone Distress Stain and dry.

Fall Journey Mini Book by Vicki Boutin | www.timholtz.com

Ink tag with Weathered Wood Distress Ink and dry.  Add some Picket Fence and rub it in with your finger.  Allow to dry.

Fall Journey Mini Book by Vicki Boutin | www.timholtz.com

Rub the right side of the tag with Mowed Lawn Distress Paint and rub it in with your finger.  Allow to dry.

Fall Journey Mini Book by Vicki Boutin | www.timholtz.com

Rub the embossed No. 8 tag with Scattered Straw Distress Ink.

Fall Journey Mini Book by Vicki Boutin | www.timholtz.com

Now add a layer of Weathered Wood Distress Ink.

Fall Journey Mini Book by Vicki Boutin | www.timholtz.com

Press Pumice Stone Distress Stain and Weathered Wood Distress Stain into the DRY cracks on the butterfly and heat set it.

Fall Journey Mini Book by Vicki Boutin | www.timholtz.com

Glue the butterfly to the painted tag and allow it to dry.  Dry brush Picket Fence Distress Paint around the edges of the butterfly and dry.

Fall Journey Mini Book by Vicki Boutin | www.timholtz.com

Draw a shadow around the edge of the butterfly with a Black Soot Distress Marker and immediately (while the ink is wet) dilute with the Detailer Water brush.  Allow to dry.

Fall Journey Mini Book by Vicki Boutin | www.timholtz.com

Add Mustard Seed Distress Stain and Pumice Stone Distress Stain to the Craft Mat and mist with water.  Drag the Crinkle Ribbon through it and dry.

Fall Journey Mini Book by Vicki Boutin | www.timholtz.com

Ink the foliage die cut with Peeled paint Distress Ink and pounce some Tarnished Brass Distress Paint on it.  Allow to dry.

Fall Journey Mini Book by Vicki Boutin | www.timholtz.com

Begin to assemble the cover by trimming the ends of the tags and adhering them to the front.  Add the Crinkle Ribbon and tie a bow.

Fall Journey Mini Book by Vicki Boutin | www.timholtz.com

Add the die cut foliage and feather.  Attach the “Journey” banner and “fall” letters.

Fall Journey Mini Book by Vicki Boutin | www.timholtz.com

Add the Alpha Card.  

Fall Journey Mini Book by Vicki Boutin | www.timholtz.com

Layer on the leaves.  Add a painted arrow and a trinket pin to bow.  Add the Ruler Binding to complete the book.

Fall Journey Mini Book by Vicki Boutin | www.timholtz.com

Here are a couple of close up shots…

Fall Journey Mini Book by Vicki Boutin | www.timholtz.com

Fall Journey Mini Book by Vicki Boutin | www.timholtz.com

I hope today’s tutorial inspires you to create a mini book to hold all of your fall adventures.  Even if you don’t have a fall with leaves changing colors you can adapt this mini by adding leaves in varying shades of green.  I have a whole bunch of ideas to fill the inside of this bad boy and I will post all of the details and instructions on my blog at the end of the month.  Thanks for stopping by!

Vicki

*be sure to check your local stores for these supplies or you can click the links below to purchase online…
(SSS=simon says stamp / IE=inspiration emporium)

Tissue Wrap Postale (IE|SSS)
Kraft Glassine (IE|SSS)
Plain Grungeboard (IE|SSS)
#8 Manila Tags (SSS|IE)
click here (IE|SSS)
Layered Butterfly (SSS|IE)
Writing Desk (IE|SSS)
click here (IE|SSS)
Stacked Artful Words (SSS|IE)
Ruler Binder (SSS|IE)
Crinkle Ribbon (IE|SSS)
Framed Alpha Parts (IE|SSS)
Alpha Chips Elementary (SSS|IE)
Alpha Cards (SSS|IE)
Trinket Pins (SSS|IE)
Fired Brick Distress Ink (SSS|IE)
Spiced Marmalade Distress Ink (SSS|IE)
Scattered Straw Distress Ink (IE|SSS)
Mustard Seed Distress Ink (SSS|IE)
Peeled Paint Distress Ink (IE|SSS)
Mowed Lawn Distress Ink (IE|SSS)
Peacock Feathers Distress Ink (IE|SSS)
Weathered Wood Distress Ink (SSS|IE)
Mustard Seed Distress Stain (IE|SSS)
Pumice Stone Distress Stain (IE|SSS)
Weathered Wood Distress Stain (SSS|IE)
Picket Fence Distress Paint (IE|SSS)
Mowed Lawn Distress Paint (IE|SSS)
Evergreen Bough Distress Paint (SSS|IE)
Weathered Wood Distress Paint (IE|SSS)
Tarnished Brass Distress Paint (SSS|IE)
Rock Candy Crackle (IE|SSS)
Black Soot Distress Marker (IE|SSS)
Jet Black Archival Pad (IE|SSS)
Clear Embossing Powder (IE|SSS)
Multi-Medium Matte (IE|SSS)
Glossy Accents (SSS|IE)
Water Brush Detailer (SSS|IE)
Mister Bottle (SSS|IE)
Mini Ink Blending Tool (IE|SSS)
Blending Tool (IE|SSS)
Craft Sheet (IE|SSS)
Heat Tool (IE|SSS)
Vagabond (IE|SSS)


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Fall Journey Mini Book by Vicki Boutin | www.timholtz.com

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