Friday, October 2, 2020

Tim Holtz/Sizzix Chapter 4 - Engraved Journal

Hi my friends, I'm sharing the Eileen Hull Pocket Notebook journal I made for the Tim Holtz/Sizzix Chapter 4 Facebook Live decorated with the Engraved 3D Texture Fade, Stacked Circle Thinlits and lots of Idea-ology Ephemera and oh boy, the detail, as always, with the 3D Texture Fades is absolutely stunning. If you missed the live, you can catch up with all the new products and the amazing inspirational samples over at Tim's blog HERE.
I decided not to use traditional Christmas colours but to try and create a vintage feel using Distress Cracked Leather Cardstock for the covers and Idea-ology BlackOut KraftStock for the Engraved cover, showcasing the detail on both with Metallic Waxes.

I trimmed Distress Cracked Leather Cardstock to fit the Eileen Hull journal covers on both sides and the spine, fixed in place with Distress Collage Medium Matte, painted with 2 coats of Black Gesso and repunched the holes on the spine.
I spritzed Idea-ology BlackOut card with water, placed in the Tim Holtz/Sizzix Engraved 3D Texture Fade and ran it through my die-cutting machine 3 times. I rubbed Gold Silver and Copper Metallic Waxes over the detail with my finger, built up the colour until I had achieved the look I wanted and buffed with a soft cloth.
Wow, wow, wow, I had to take a moment to savour all the amazing detail
I rubbed Copper Metallic Wax over the journal covers, trimmed down the Engraved panel, matted on to a slightly larger panel of the Idea-ology BlackOut card and fixed to the front of the journal.
I used Tim Holtz/Sizzix Stacked Circles Thinlits to die-cut frames and circles from Idea-ology BlackOut KraftStock, Found Relatives and a card scrap covered with Idea-ology Christmas Clippings Stickers.
I assembled the circles and frames, highlighted the edges with Gold Metallic Wax, decorated with the waste from BlackOut Kraftstock die-cut with Tim Holtz/Sizzix Arctic Thinlits and fixed to the front cover.

I decorated the inside covers with a selection of Idea-ology Christmas Ephemera and the Arctic waste and applied a coat of Distress Vintage Collage Medium Matte.

I punched a hole in the front cover and screwed an Idea-ology Hitch Fastener in place to use as a closure.
I threaded black elastic to hold the signatures in place and created a closure loop by threading elastic through an Idea-ology Story Stick, coloured with Gold metallic wax, tied with a knot on the inside. The loop will stretch along the back of the journal and hook around the hitch fastener. I also added an Idea-ology Christmas Words Adornment, also coloured with Gold metallic wax.

I scored and trimmed Distress Mixed Media HeavyStock to create the signatures and finished by adding Idea-ology Christmas Clippings Stickers

I'll be back soon to share more makes with the Tim Holtz/Sizzix Chapter 4 release, in the meantime, have fun with whatever you are creating.
Hugs Kath xxx

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  1. You know already how much I love my journals and for me this was one of the stand out projects in the Live. It looks like delightfully aged leather, the colours you achieved are just gorgeous and you have decorated it perfectly - I am in love with this journal! Hugs my friend. Anne xxx

  2. I can't think what to say, Kath this is stunning, looks like a very old bible, fabulous.x

  3. This is one absolutely beautiful 📔 Kath gorgeous colours too! x

  4. Absolutely gorgeous, the embossing is so detailed and has so much depth and the colours are fantastic. A wonderful piece ❤️❤️

  5. This is a gorgeous book Kath- so many cool details, especially the waxed embossing 😍

  6. Kath: This journal was absolutely stunning and a “real show stopper,” so hard to find enough wonderful adjectives to describe how magnificent this journal is! Thank you for the inspiration and techniques to make it happen!

  7. I was so impressed and wowed by this journal when Tim showed it. Absolutely beautiful. Can't wait to get this embossing folder. Thanks for all your time and talent on this make.

  8. WOWZERS!!!! This is truely AMAZING!!!!!!!

  9. to say this journal craft is stunning leaves a lot of missing expressions as to how magnificent your creativity is. I just cannot imagine how you put it all together but one day I shall try to do it myself. you've showcased why Tim's products are such magical treasures.

  10. Hi Kath x Just had to pop in to view your journal colour in more detail and I am so glad I did x It is fabulous and has such depth of colour together with the circles etc it’s my new favourite of your awesome makes xx

  11. Another WOW!!!! project, Kath!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  12. I can't even find words to express how luscious and gorgeous this is!!!! I just got this embossing folder and tried two things with it last night but can't wait to give something more in line with what you did here --- just stunning! I really love your blog and your vibe - glad I found your blog through Tim!


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hugs Kath xxx