Today, I'm sharing the Worn Cover journal I made for CHA. This is only one of the 3 new covers that were released at CHA last month. The size is just a bit wider than the last one we did.... to accommodate the new Page Pockets of course!
All I did was saturate the edges of the cover, lightly spray it with a mini mister, then just work it toward the middle with a wet wipe and a paper towel. It's almost like you scrub your way across the book. I will warn you, it will look really dark when you are putting on the stain but once dry, the color lightens significantly (it dries rather quickly too). So don't be afraid to use dark colors like Walnut Ink or Peacock Feathers.
It's really is all about the new Layering Stencils inside. The cover and all the pages were created with Distress Ink and a Blending tool. Super easy, no mess, and easy clean up. The stencils are heavy duty and clean up well with a wet wipe. I put all my stencils on a ring (they have a hole at the top) and left them there. I completed the entire book, never once removing them from the ring. I just spun out the stencil I wanted, wiped it off when I was done, and it went right back into the mix. If I was using paint or a spray it might not have been as easy to do it this way...but Distress Ink was a no fuss, no mess solution.
honeycomb and dot fade
(Broken China and Spiced Marmalade)
The Page Pockets come in two different packages. One has a space for a #8 tag, the other has a variety of small pockets (6 pages, 3 styles). For those of you that follow Tim's 12 Tag series (and create a new tag each month) the #8 package is perfect for keeping a years worth of tags in one little book. genius.
All paper is from the 8 x 8" Collage paper stash.
The tag here is slipped into one of the clear pockets. You have the choice of covering up the journaling or leaving it front and center.
Have you ever though about putting a Remnant Rub right in the middle of your picture? It worked great here.
Here the #5 tag is hidden from sight behind the paper. I used a Tiny Attacher to staple the paper directly to the pocket so the paper would stay in place when the tag was pulled out.
(Spiced Marmalade and Frayed Burlap)
And the last page is really two Pocket Pages hooked together. It looks like one here...
dot fade and schoolhouse
(spiced marmalade and peeled paint)
The back edge is taped down with Tissue Tape.
I cannot tell you how much I like these layering stencils and the ease of using ink and paint with them. I have a feeling I will be back quite soon with more info and ideas...
Only a couple more weeks for the Worn Covers, Page Pockets, and other Idea-ology goodness to arrive in stores. Stencils on the other hand started shipping this week. Yeah!
Have a great week.