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Distressed Monogrammed Journal Cover

monogrammed journal canvas cover tattered angels canvas corp altered art mixed mediaCharity here from Scrappin’ Chaos with a Distressed Journal Cover complete with gold stitched monogram. I made this weathered, canvas beauty for my niece. I completely missed her Birthday and I’m trying to make it up with a “WOW!” Being the oldest, in a house full of boys, she needs a pretty gift that is sturdy enough to withstand the ravages of brothers.

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Supplies:

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Step 1: Place cardboard or canvas between covers of journal to prevent over spray.
Step 2:
 Measure journal cover. Cut cardstock 1/2” narrower on each edge and punch decorative shapes into the corners. I used the point of a star punch on mine.
Step 3: Mist or paint edges of journal cover with Tattered Angels Glimmer Mist Dragonfly.

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Step 4:Mist cover with light colors, Silk, Shade, Vintage Pink.
This colors and preps the surface for the bright colors. I want the bright colors to sit on top, not soak in.

monogrammed journal canvas cover tattered angels canvas corp altered art mixed media Step 5:Mist or splatter the cover with Tattered Angels Chalkboard Mist Canary, Ruby Slippers, and Valencia.
monogrammed journal canvas cover tattered angels canvas corp altered art mixed media Step 6:Allow to dry 20 min. Rinse with water. Fade is increased by warmer water temps or longer rinsing times.
Step 7:Allow to dry. Iron to remove wrinkles.
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Step 8:Prep stamp with pigment ink. Add image to cover.
Step 9:Leave to dry. I left mine overnight, but pigment ink can be heat set to speed up the process.

monogrammed journal canvas cover tattered angels canvas corp altered art mixed media Step 10: Stitch Cord to the cover in the shape of a letter. Be sure to tie a knot in each cord end to control raveling.
I used a straight couching stitch at the ends and points, and a zig-zag couching stitch along the length.
monogrammed journal canvas cover tattered angels canvas corp altered art mixed media The cats just HAD to participate in the photo shoot. I had 60+ photos by the time they got bored with the process. Here are just a few of the best ones. I’ll be posting more on my own social media!
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Craft On!
~charity hotrum~




'Distressed Monogrammed Journal Cover' has 1 comment

  1. March 11, 2018 @ 12:49 pm Julia Cotrim

    Hi Charity this is a very nice journal cover and the tutorial is great! TFS!

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