I stamped Ink and the Dog Backgrounds Plate 4 with Coffee Archival Ink on Crunchy Waxed Kraft Paper.
I crumpled it, smoothed it, then crumpled it some more.
I applied a bit of Honey Dew with a piece of Cut N Dry on the edges of my notebook, then added
a lot of Vintage Photo Distress Ink. After scratching the cover with a sanding
grip, I added even more Distress Ink.
Using a ruler, I ripped the Crunchy Waxed Kraft Paper to the right size to fit the cover of my notebook. With a brayer, I applied a very thin layer of Honey Dew.
Once this layer was dry, I randomly added some Pumpkin Soup and Beach Hut with a piece of Cut N Dry. I added some more Honey Dew with the brayer on top of it.
I dried it with my heat gun, then scratched it with a sanding grip to accentuate the wrinkled texture and bring the color of the Crunchy Waxed Kraft Paper to the front again.
To give a bit of volume to the notebook, I glued down scraps of fabric and gauze that I used to mop up excess ink from other projects.
I stamped the text on kraft bazzil with Black Archival Ink, distressed the edges, added a bit of Vintage Photo Distress Ink and sprayed it with water to blend the Distress Ink.
Using a plastic card, I spread a bit of Crackle Glaze making sure my layer was irregular and thin.
The words from ESN01 were glued using 3D foam on scraps of Japanese paper.
To add a bit of interest to the cover, I ripped a piece of tracing paper and sewed it to the Crunchy Waxed Kraft Paper using my trusted sewing machine. I ghost stamped (stamping on the side first, then stamping on the piece with the left over ink) Mini 62 on the tracing paper with Coffee Archival Ink.
I punched holes through the cover with my Big Bite, placed 2 eyelets and ‘sewed’ a piece of wire. The mini tag is colorized with Current Adirondack Ink and stamped with Mini 29, again in CoffeeArchival Ink.
I also used the Ink and the Dog Backgrounds 4 to stamp numbers on the tabs I added inside the notebook.
I hope you have enjoyed this first project, I sure had fun making it. Join me tomorrow night when I will share my second project of the week.
Leandra Says: Adore how you have used a brayer to build layers of paint onto the Crunchy Waxed Paper, and its such a fantastic product to sew. This is a fun project France! Thankyou!
Gillian Says: Loving your technique with the Crunchy Waxed Paper combined with your chosen stamps (a firm favourite of mine) making a beautiful vintage journal France. Super first project.