Charity 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.
TatteredAngels Glimmer Mist Dragonfly
TatteredAngels Glimmer Mist Silk
Tattered Angels Glimmer Mist VintagePink
TatteredAngels Simply Sheer Shade
Tattered Angels Chalkboard Mist PaintCanary
Tattered Angels Chalkboard Mist Paint RubySlipper
Tattered Angels Chalkboard Mist Paint Valencia
7gypsies Starter Journal Cover 5×7
Canvas Corp Cord- Hemp Rope Dark Blue-Hank 45’
Recollections Cardstock Ivory 5×7
Versafine Pigment Ink Black and CTMH Acrylic Stamp Peacock
DMC Braid Gold, Needle and Iron
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.
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.
Step 5:Mist or splatter the cover with Tattered Angels Chalkboard Mist Canary, Ruby Slippers, and Valencia.
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.
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.
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.
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!