summer adventure journal…

Summer Adventure Journal by Paula Cheney | www.timholtz.com

when it comes to classic composition, vintage finishes, and clever details, creative coordinator paula cheney always inspires me.  as a designer, one of the most rewarding things is seeing your designs brought to life in imaginative ways and paula does this time and time again.  today’s tutorial showcases the customization of the idea-ology worn covers will no doubt have your mind filled with creative possibilities to capture your memories of summer…t!m

 

School has started, which makes it the perfect time to get those vacation photos off the camera or computer and into a Worn Cover journal.  Today I’m going to get you started by creating the cover of the journal.  Follow along and I’ll show you how easy it can be…

Supplies:

  • Surfaces: Worn Cover Journal – Chronicle, Distress Watercolor Cardstock
  • Stamps: Travel Blueprint CMS148
  • Layering Stencils: Latticework Layering Stencil
  • Embellishments: Idea-ology Ring Binder, Large Page Pockets, Alpha Parts – Numeric, Adornments – Arrows, Word Band – Observations, Long Fasteners, Mirrored Star, Crinkle Ribbon, Mini Corners, Elastic Loop, Custom Fasteners
  • Distress Ink: Vintage Photo, Broken China, Tumbled Glass, Antique Linen; Distress Embossing Ink
  • Distress Stain: Wild Honey, Broken China, Pumice Stone, Antique Linen
  • Distress Paint: Picket Fence
  • Distres Markers: Peacock Feathers
  • Ink: Jet Black Archival Ink
  • Alchohol Ink: Silver Mixatives, Gold Mixatives, Stream, Mushroom
  • Embossing Powder: Ranger Clear
  • Tools: Grid Blocks, Mini Ink Blending Tool, Detail Water Brush, Heat it Tool, Craft Sheet, Craft Pick, Tim Holtz Scissors
  • Adhesive: Glossy Accents, Multi Medium

Summer Adventure Journal by Paula Cheney | www.timholtz.com

Stamp globe image from the Stampers Anonymous Travel Blueprint set, on the smooth side of a piece of Distress Watercolor Cardstock, using waterproof Jet Black Archival Ink.

Summer Adventure Journal by Paula Cheney | www.timholtz.com

Add ink from the brush end of a Peacock Feathers Distress Marker to a Craft Sheet.

Summer Adventure Journal by Paula Cheney | www.timholtz.com

Squeeze the Detail Water Brush to fill the chamber with water.  Once it has been filled, it becomes self feeding and will not need to be filled again for most projects.

Summer Adventure Journal by Paula Cheney | www.timholtz.com

Use ink from the Craft Sheet to color the globe.

Summer Adventure Journal by Paula Cheney | www.timholtz.com

 

Continue the coloring process until globe image is complete.

Summer Adventure Journal by Paula Cheney | www.timholtz.com

Once globe is dry, cut out and ink edges with Vintage Photo Distress Ink and a Mini Ink Blending Tool.

Summer Adventure Journal by Paula Cheney | www.timholtz.com

Ink globe image with Distress Embossing Ink.

Summer Adventure Journal by Paula Cheney | www.timholtz.com

Pour Embossing Powder over the top of the image, tapping off the excess and returning it to the jar.

Summer Adventure Journal by Paula Cheney | www.timholtz.com

Melt embossing powder with Heat it Tool until surface becomes shiny.  Set aside.

Summer Adventure Journal by Paula Cheney | www.timholtz.com

For the journal, I’m going to use the large Worn Cover Journal – Chronicle

Summer Adventure Journal by Paula Cheney | www.timholtz.com

Color the fabric cover the the Worn Cover with Antique Linen Distress Stain.  Dry with a Heat it tool.  NOTE: Any color of Distress Stain will work to color the cover.  It is quick and easy to do and it doesn’t leave streaks.

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Create a puddle of Broken China Distress ink and water on the Craft Sheet.  Use the Water Brush to flick Distress Ink over Worn Cover (front and back) by tapping it on the side of your finger.

Summer Adventure Journal by Paula Cheney | www.timholtz.com

Clip the number 14 and the word ‘twenty’ from Alpha Parts – Numeric.

Summer Adventure Journal by Paula Cheney | www.timholtz.com

Add Glossy Accents over the word ‘twenty’.  Set aside to dry.

Summer Adventure Journal by Paula Cheney | www.timholtz.com

Pounce Silver Mixatives Alcohol Ink onto number.  Add at least 3 or 4 layers of Stream Alcohol Ink over the silver, waiting at least 30 seconds between layers.  The short drying time between layers will give you much more depth.

Summer Adventure Journal by Paula Cheney | www.timholtz.com

Use heavyweight wire cutters to snip the large arrow from the Adornments pack in half.

Summer Adventure Journal by Paula Cheney | www.timholtz.com

Use Gold Mixatives Alcohol Ink to color the Adornments arrow.  NOTE: To get an even grungier look, add a layer of paint like Iced Spruce before adding the Alcohol Ink.  The dried paint on the metal surface allows you to work away some of the gold color with your thumb or a paper towel.

Summer Adventure Journal by Paula Cheney | www.timholtz.com

Adhere the paper globe, the word ‘twenty’ and the arrow to the cover with Multi Medium.

Summer Adventure Journal by Paula Cheney | www.timholtz.com

Add the Alpha Parts ‘14’ below the word ‘twenty’ with Multi Medium.

Summer Adventure Journal by Paula Cheney | www.timholtz.com

Paint a Word Band from the Observations pack with Picket Fence Distress Paint.

Summer Adventure Journal by Paula Cheney | www.timholtz.com

Wipe excess paint to reveal white lettering.  Set aside to dry.

Summer Adventure Journal by Paula Cheney | www.timholtz.com

Color a large Mirrored Star with Mushroom Alcohol Ink.

Summer Adventure Journal by Paula Cheney | www.timholtz.com

Use a sharp tool like the Tonic Craft Pick to create two holes for the Word Band.

Summer Adventure Journal by Paula Cheney | www.timholtz.com

Add the Word Band to the cover with two Long Fasteners.  Adhere the Mirrored Star with Multi Medium.

Summer Adventure Journal by Paula Cheney | www.timholtz.com

Create a Custom Brad using the stickers and epoxy that come in the package.  Clip off the brad legs.

Summer Adventure Journal by Paula Cheney | www.timholtz.com

Add to the cover with thin foam tape.

Summer Adventure Journal by Paula Cheney | www.timholtz.com

To keep the book closed, I am going to add an Elastic Loop to the back cover.

Summer Adventure Journal by Paula Cheney | www.timholtz.com

Punch a large hole with a Crop-A-Dile at the center back of the book.

Summer Adventure Journal by Paula Cheney | www.timholtz.com

Insert the metal end of the Elastic Loop into the hole.

Summer Adventure Journal by Paula Cheney | www.timholtz.com

The Loop will wrap around the end of the journal to keep

Summer Adventure Journal by Paula Cheney | www.timholtz.com

I decided the inside of the cover was too bare, so I went back to add the Latticework Layering Stencil pattern in Distress Ink Tumbled Glass in the center of the cover.

Summer Adventure Journal by Paula Cheney | www.timholtz.com

On the outside edge I changed it up by continuing the pattern with Antique Linen, softly fading into the Tumbled Glass.

Summer Adventure Journal by Paula Cheney | www.timholtz.com

I also added Mini Corners to the front cover using a small hammer to secure to the edge.

Summer Adventure Journal by Paula Cheney | www.timholtz.com

The final step in finishing a Worn Cover is to add the Ring Binder.  I will need some Crinkle Ribbon to do that, so I colored about 1 1/2 yards with Wild Honey, Broken China, and Pumice Stone Distress Stain.

Summer Adventure Journal by Paula Cheney | www.timholtz.com

Cut two 12” pieces of the colored Crinkle Ribbon.  Thread each end of the Ring Binder with one 12” piece.

Summer Adventure Journal by Paula Cheney | www.timholtz.com

Pull through to the outside of the book.

Summer Adventure Journal by Paula Cheney | www.timholtz.com

Pull ribbon snug, then crisscross ends in preparation for the bow.

Summer Adventure Journal by Paula Cheney | www.timholtz.com

Wrap the remaining Crinkle Ribbon around your spread fingers until you have 3 loops on each side.

Summer Adventure Journal by Paula Cheney | www.timholtz.com

Shimmy the ribbon from your fingers pinching in the center to hold secure.

Summer Adventure Journal by Paula Cheney | www.timholtz.com

Add loops to the spine and tie a knot in the center.  Trim the ends.

Summer Adventure Journal by Paula Cheney | www.timholtz.com

The Large Worn Cover has Large Page Pockets that match it’s size.  Each package comes with 12 pockets – three each of four different styles.

Summer Adventure Journal by Paula Cheney | www.timholtz.com

Gather paper, stamps and ephemera to fill to the pockets.

Summer Adventure Journal by Paula Cheney | www.timholtz.com

Add Page Pockets to the book.

I hope you liked today’s tutorial for the Worn Cover journal.  I also hope that it inspires you to print your vacation photos and get them into a book, someplace where you can tell your story before the memories are lost.  Remember, you can color the Worn Cover journal with any of the Distress Stain Colors to match your vacation theme.  Maybe Broken China for a beach vacation or Iced Spruce for a modern look.  Whatever you choose, it is sure to be a winning combination: family/friends + vacation = good times and great memories to keep.

Paula

*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)

CMS148 Travel Blueprint (SSS|IE)

 

Stencil – Latticework (SSS|SSS)

 

Distress Watercolor Cardstock (SSS|IE)

 

Worn Covers Chronicle (SSS|IE)

 

Ring Binders (IE|SSS)

 

Large Page Pockets (SSS|IE)

 

Alpha Parts Numeric (IE|SSS)

 

Crinkle Ribbon (IE|SSS)

 

Word Bands Observations (SSS|IE)

 

Arrows Adornments (IE|SSS)

 

Mirrored Stars (IE|SSS)

 

Mini Corners (IE|SSS)

 

Elastic Loops (IE|SSS)

 

Custom Fasteners (SSS|IE)

 

Long Fasteners (IE|SSS)

 

Vintage Photo Distress Ink (SSS|IE)

 

Broken China Distress Ink (SSS|IE)

 

Tumbled Glass Distress Ink (IE|SSS)

 

Antique Linen Distress Ink (IE|SSS)

 

Distress Embossing Ink (SSS|IE)

 

Wild Honey Distress Stain (SSS|IE)

 

Broken China Distress Stain (IE|SSS)

 

Pumice Stone Distress Stain (SSS|IE)

 

Antique Linen Distress Stain (IE|SSS)

 

Picket Fence Distress Paint (SSS|IE)

 

Peacock Feathers Distress Marker (SSS|IE)

 

Jet Black Archival Pad (IE|SSS)

 

Silver Alcohol Ink Mixative (IE|SSS)

 

Stream Alcohol Ink (IE|SSS)

 

Mushroom Alcohol Ink (SSS|IE)

 

Clear Embossing Powder (IE|SSS)

 

Multi-Medium Glue (IE|SSS)

 

Glossy Accents (SSS|IE)

 

Grid Blocks (IE|SSS)

 

Water Brush Detailer (IE|SSS)

 

Craft Pick (IE|SSS)

 

Tonic Scissors (SSS|IE)

 

Mini Ink Blending Tool (IE|SSS)

 

Blending Tool (IE|SSS)

 

Craft Sheet (IE|SSS)

 

Heat Tool (IE|SSS)

 

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Summer Adventure Journal by Paula Cheney | www.timholtz.com

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