Tuesday, October 25, 2016

Mini Stenciled Journals

As promised I am posting the video for making what Gwen refers to as "Mini Stenciled Junque Journals".  When I saw her video I had to make some. I love recycling mailers, cereal boxes, etc. so this was right up my alley.  I love her details and am going to have to get some of the metallic paint pens; I tried using Metallic Permanent Markers, but did not get the same effect. I'm not going to bore you with the details on how to make these journals as Gwen does a fantastic job of explaining it.

What I did differently to make them my own:

1. Collaged paper with a Matte Gel Medium.
2. Used six strands of Embroidery Floss to hold the pages in place and to secure the journal closed with the button.
3. The Blue Journal has lots of dots. I used a White Sharpie Paint Pen and the end of a paint brush to make all of those dots.
4. I used large buttons instead of twine.  I poked two holes and secured the buttons with the embroidery floss.  The blue journal button securing was a little more involved as the button has a loop and not holes.

The stencils used are unique to the Monthly StencilGirl Club members, so you can't purchase them unless you are a member. However, that doesn't mean you can't use some of the awesome stencils they have at StencilGirl Products.

Her video is here:

Gwen's Gems: Mini Stenciled Junque Journals (I changed the link to go where the actual video is located. Sorry for any confusion.)

Red Mini Journal


Supplies Used:
Postal Mailer
Bristol Paper
Oriental Rice Paper (Four different types and patterns)
Gel Medium Matte
Embroidery Thread
Large Button
White Gesso
Gold Metallic Permanent Marker
StencilGirl October 2016 StencilClub 4"x4" Stencil


Green Mini Journal



I stamped the two Rubbermoon stamps directly on with embossing ink and used Gold embossing ink.

Supplies Used:
Postal Mailer
Oriental Rice Paper (Four different types and patterns)
Gel Medium Matte
Embroidery Thread
Large Button
Acrylic Paints
Gold Metallic Permanent Marker
Gold Embossing Powder
Rubbermoon 7-Petal Flower Stamp
Rubbermoon Stampstracts - Petal Pusher Stamp
StencilGirl October 2016 StencilClub 9"x12" Stencil
StencilGirl October 2016 StencilClub 4"x4" Stencil

Blue Mini Journal



I stamped the "Beautiful Mistakes" sentiment after using Tim Holtz's Distressed Inks on a piece of Bristol Paper. Then I used an embossing ink pad around the edges and added Silver Embossing Ink.

Supplies Used:
Postal Mailer
Oriental Rice Paper (Four different types and patterns)
Gel Medium Matte
Embroidery Thread
Large Silver Button
Acrylic Paints
Silver Metallic Permanent Marker
Silver Embossing Powder
Tim Holtz Distressed Ink - Black Soot
Tim Holtz Distressed Ink - Broken China
White Sharpie Paint Pen
Rubbermoon Moonmail Exclusive "Scattered Stars" Stamp
Rubbermoon Mindy Lacefield's Beautiful Mistakes Stamp
StencilGirl October 2016 StencilClub 6"x6" Stencil
StencilGirl October 2016 StencilClub 4"x4" Stencil




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