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Jenine’s Mindful Art Guest Project: Booklet

Hi everyone, today I’m sharing this really fun and a little time consuming project with you all. I never created such a booklet before and I altered the design from the template slightly, so this took me over 12 hours to complete (of which about 2 hours where for colouring the rose image).

Step 1:

My base is a template by Dutch Doobadoo (470.713.776 Mini Album with pocket) and instead of the one centimetre wide back I made it flat. I traced the templates onto craft coloured card stock and cut them out with my scissors and scored them.

Next I started picking the design papers that I wanted to use on my project and these are from the New Awakening paperpad JMA-NA-PP01 and Time to Relax paperpad PPJMA11. I used the same template to trace and cut out these parts from this design paper.

Step 2:

Now I’m first going to focus on my cover design: for this I picked the rose stamp from the STAMPJMA13 stamp set. I stamped the image onto Strathmore Bristol Smooth Surface paper using black ink and I heat embossed directly afterwards using clear embossing powder, this makes the lines black and crisp, no matter how much water I add.

For colouring the image I’m using my Spectrum Noir Aqua Markers in combination with a water brush: around the image I use a little of the Wildflower marker. For the rose petals itself I’m using Fern, Ocean Green and Terracotta and for the leaves I’m using Tan, Chocolate, Terracotta and a little of the Ocean Green. I fussy cut the image and added back in some highlights using a white gel pen.

For the gold border I used one of the new dies in the Jenine’s Mindful Art Essentials “Decorative Borders” die set (JMA-ES-CD94). Since these are no end borders I can create a strip design from gold card stock using the die twice.

Step 3:

I edged all of the craft paper bases that I created previously using Spectrum Noir Alcohol-Proof ink in “Pebble” (just because I like this particular colour) in combination with a foam applicator tool.

I also wanted to add some room in my booklet to be able to write some notes, so for this I used the template to create some lined paper in the right size. If you tear the paper instead of cutting it you get nice frayed edges. I edged the papers using Spectrum Noir Harmony Water-Reactive ink in “Ocean Blue” in combination with a foam applicator tool. I also stamped on the first and the last paper using the same brown ink as mentioned before, and using a combination of the text stamp in the rose stamp set and one of the leaves from the New Awakening stamp set JMA-NA-STAMP21.

Next I bound the craft bases and the lined paper together using strong thin black string and a needle.

Step 4:

To be able to close the booklet I adhered some matching coloured ribbon using Scor-Tape underneath and over the ribbon. This will later on be covered with design paper.

Step 5:

Now I can start decorating each page of the booklet using the picked design papers: each design paper that I add is distressed, using a paper distresser tool, torn in some places and the edges are coloured using the same blue and brown inks as mentioned before.

You can also use a stencil and (coloured) modeing paste to add more fun details to your project: I felt this particular purple paper needed a little some extra so for this I used the JMA-ES-MASK41 in combination with some TCW “Grecian Gold” Modeling Paste and a palette knife and set that aside to dry.

For the label to fit the pocket I used another Dutch Doobadoo template (470.713.030), made a hole in it, added the same matching ribbon and some brown twine, stamped with the butterfly stamp from the JMA-NA-STAMP19 and added a sticker from the STICKERJMA05 stickerbook. Later on I will trace the sticker with a white gel pen for some added interest. Since the label is white on the back you can you add your notes of inspiration there.

Step 6:

For my last page I wanted to create a hidden pocket to add your dreams to paper: for this I used a die set by Studio Light (STENCILSL277). For the closure I used a brad (splitpen in Dutch) being able to wrap the brown twine around it to make the hidden pocket stay closed.

Step 7:

And this is what my finished booklet looks like!

Detail pictures:

And that is it for today’s fun booklet project! I wish you a creative day!

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