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An Elegant Journal and video tutorial

May 5, 2021
Hello again everyone, it’s Annette Green here today with a little different twist on the new square TN art journal. I’ve created an elegant book using paints, stencils, stamps and of course new dies from the Picture It art journal collection and I’ve provided a video tutorial taking you through all the steps below.
In the video, I share how I painted the cover of the new Chic Black TN, added ribbon and lace, buttons and wax seals, and so much more embellishment throughout this sweet little TN.
You’ll learn all kinds of little tips for using the new dies, how I choose my papers and plan out the process of building the album, and even some product suggestions you’ve been asking me for, such as what I use to store my dies.
I show how to add vellum to the pocket pages, different ways to use the decorative insert die, tips for adding silver metallic cardstock pieces, and so much more. I hope you can join me as I share the whole process in the video below. You’re sure to want to add the new square TN to your planner/art journal series!

Art Journal Collection Charlene Stamps

The World needs who you were made to be

September 22, 2020

Hi there,

It’s Tanja here and today I would like to show you a Mixed Media Art Journal Project. But first I would like to introduce you to some of the different pages you can create with the help of the dies from the Summer Journal Special.

Possibility 1:

  • cut out the double page with the die on the left, cut off one of the flaps and stitch it together
  • I use this to store my cut outs from the Summer Journal Special

Possibility 2:

  • cut out the double page with the die on the left and the pocket on the bottom right
  • cut off the flap on the left
  • you end up with one normal page on the left and a pocket on the right

Possibility 3:

  • cut out the double page with the die on the left
  • cut off the flaps
  • add the half pocket cut out with the die n the top left
  • you can use this to store your stencils from the Summer Journal Special or a tag

In the following step by step tutorial I am going to create a mixed media tag and decorate the half pocket:

Step 1: Die Cutting

  • since I already showed you how to create the half pocket, I only need to die cut the tag from watercolor paper with the help of the die from the Butterfly Pocket Insert die set

Step 2: Adding Texture

  • adhere some torn tissue paper to the tag with multi medium
  • apply Grit Paste through one of the stencils from the Summer Journal Special and let this dry or heat-it with your heat tool for even more texture

Step 3: Adding Color

  • add color by smooshing the tag into watered-down Distress Paint (Cracked Pistachio, Salty Ocean, Peacock Feathers)

Step 4: Finishing Touches

  • ink up the edges of the tag with Distress Ink Hickory Smoke
  • dye four strands of torn seam binding with Distress Stains Peacock Feathers and thread them through the hole of the tag
  • cut out one of the poppies from the Floral Insert die set from grey cardstock
  • add a pre-cut sentiment

Step 5: Decorating the Pocket

  • apply Distress Ink Hickory Smoke through one of the stencils from the Summer Journal Special
  • stamp one of the definitions from the Journal Words set with Versafine Clair Nocturne
  • stamp some single words from that same set and with that same ink – use up to fifth generation stamping to let it fade out

I hope you got inspired.



Elizabeth Craft Designs –

Other –
tissue paper
multi medium
grit paste
Distress Paint (Cracked Pistachio, Salty Ocean, Peacock Feathers)
Distress Stains Peacock Feathers
Seam Binding
Distress Ink Hickory Smoke
Versafine Clair Nocturne

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