Monday, September 10, 2018

The Perfect Composition

Hi Everyone,
Jess here today.

One of my favorite times of the year is back to school time.  I love school supplies.  Pens, pencils, notebooks, markers, oh my! Today I made made a mini altered composition notebook.  These are great for little gifts and the perfect size to pop in your purse.

Blank Page Muse Stamps Used:

Other Supplies:
 Archival Inks
Distress Inks
Distress Crayons
Distress Spray Stain
Alcohol Inks
Vintage Sheet Music
Tim Holtz Photo booth photo
Sewing Machine
Tim Holtz 3d Embossing Folder

Cut a manila tag just smaller than the cover of your journal.  Stamp the pens from the Correspondence SetSequin Waste, and the Typewriter Keyboard in Jet Black Archival ink.  Don't worry about empty space because you will be covering it with your photo.   Use various shades of blue DIstress Ink to color your tag. 
Stamp your sentiment from the Soulful Words Sentiments set.  Use a different shade of Archival Ink to add interest.  Rip the edge of the tag and color it using a Distress Crayon.  
Use a piece of vintage sheet music to cover the front and back of your composition book.  Add you tag so it is right up against the spine.  Using the Tim Holtz 3d embossing folder make your border and glue this on top of the book.

Using the script from the  Correspondence Set stamp a piece of muslin using Archival Ink.  
Spray the muslin with Distress Spray Stains. Dry with your heat tool.  Glue the muslin to the spine of the notebook. 

Adhere a photo booth photo that has been colored and stitched to the cover. Add a vintage paperclip for added visual interest. 
Happy Creating! 

Thanks for coming by!
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  1. Love your colors Jess! And...all those amazing stamped layers, so vintage and wonderful! Thank you!


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