Tuesday, October 15, 2013

Mini Accordion Journaling Booklet

Hello fellow scrappers! Today I have a mini accordion journaling booklet which is my DT project for the October challenge going on over at Berry71Bleu

I'm a huge fan of journaling.  I can't say I've made a page within the past 3 years or so that didn't have some form of journaling/story telling on it.  Because of this, I'm always looking for different ways to store my story on my projects.  One of my preferred ways (especially when I have a lengthy story to tell) is by creating a mini accordion style journaling booklet.  This booklet can store lengthy thoughts & also adds a unique embellishment to your project.

This month's theme is 'Autumn is in the Air' hosted by Marivic.  Those that follow my posts know by now that Autumn is my absolute fave season!  Love that crisp morning air, the turning of the leaves & all the pumpkin goodies that come out!  Like the pumpkin spice latte by Starbucks or the pumpkin muffins...how about some apple cider!  Yummy...ok before I really get hungry let's move onto the description of this mini...
This lil' guy measures 3 1/2" inches high by 2 1/2" inches wide.  It's tiny but is capable of holding many thoughts.  

The covers were created with the use of a 6x6 Gelli Plate by Gelli Arts.  I followed one of their very own video tutorials for creating 'transfer film' with the designs I created with the Gelli Plate.  

To make the design I used two stencils--the 6" Shattered Glass mascil by Clear Scraps & the 6" Art Is stencil by the Crafter's Workshop. I used my brayer to apply the paint.  All paint used except for the green circles were by Speedball Paint which is one of our sponsors over at Berry71Bleu for the month of October.

Next I applied some Copper paint onto a leaf stamp & randomly stamped my image--the final step was to apply the green circles which I did with the end of an empty roll of toilet paper!  :-)  In the Gelli Plates video tutorial you'll see that a paper cup was used.  Well, I didn't have a paper cup on hand...so I improvised!  It worked like a charm...

Oh one thing that I will reiterate--it's mentioned several times in the video tutorial & I can vouch that this is a very necessary step.  You must let each layer of paint you apply FULLY dry prior to applying the next layer.  I learned the hard way that this step cannot be skipped.  I can't say how many times I had to re-start my project because I simply got impatient...
Here's the back cover.  Once I transferred my image onto the packing tape I applied Metallic Perfect Pearls to the back of the tape & finally adhered the tape to some old vintage french paper I have in my stash.
I really liked this technique--it provides a much sharper image of the designs you apply onto the Gelli Plate. 

To make the covers sturdier the 'transfer film' was adhered to pieces of Grungeboard by Tim Holtz.
This booklet extends much further than shown here.  I kept it fairly compact in order to fit it onto my photo.  You can hand write your journaling or print out your story & then adhere it to the booklet.
Here's a side view of the mini booklet.  From the side it looks like a little notepad. 

To see the 'Transfer Film' video tutorial by Gelli Arts go here.

Make sure you visit the Berry71Bleu blog to see the other DT's take on this month's challenge & to play along for the chance to win some prizes!

I've created a brief tutorial on how to create these mini-booklets.  You can find it here.

 Thanks for stopping by & enjoy the rest of the week!


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