Saturday, November 29, 2014 journal

Hello there! 
I am really super giddy to share this with you today! 
This is my Inky Art Journal! 
(they are available now!)
It comes with a plain chipboard cover for you to alter any way you like. 
I couldn't wait to have time to play. 
The first thing I did was tear some of Tim's tissue into pieces. 
I adhered them to the cover using Matte Medium.  
(love that stuff)
(think I need it by the gallons, lol)
Let that dry. 
Add whatever colors of Distress Paint you like. 
I used Broken China, Salty Ocean and Brass. 
All you need for this step is your finger, wink. 
Apply Distress paint to your craft sheet and then just finger paint it onto the cover, 
I like the way it is very sporadic and you can still see glimpses of the tissue paper. 
Use Ranger's Texture Paste and Tim's stencil to add texture 
and dimension.  Before the Texture Paste dried, I dumped Rock Candy Dry Glitter all over. 
Dumped the excess and then lightly patted the glitter into the paste. 
Very hard to see it in photos, but it really is sparkly!
 Cut the Layered Butterfly and emboss it out of Manila Paper. 
I blended on Broken China and Salty Ocean Distress INK, then swiped a bit of 
Distress paint on with my finger. Once that was dry I then added Stardust Stickles using my finger again...I could get it where I wanted it that way. 

 Then some Ideaology pieces were added.  
The Book Label was painted with Broken China Distress Paint and then a tad of Brass was added with yep you guessed it, my finger, wink. 
One of your best tools every! 
 The words were printed out on Manila Paper using my printer...then cut and inked. 
After adhering them I decided to help them pop a bit by covering them with Glossy Accents. 
Love me some Glossy Accents, wink...need that by the gallon as well. 
 The last little step was to add some of Tim's rubbings to the monocle and attach to the book. 
Hope you enjoyed this.  I plan on sharing many many of the inside pages as I go.  
This is going to be a journal where I keep truths to remind myself. 
If you would like to get any of the stash I used to create this you can find them at Inspiration Emporium.  If you use the code "inkgirl" you will even get a nice 10% discount! 
If you local you can always swing by She Scrapbooks! 
I certainly hope everyone has enjoyed their Holiday weekend here in the states.  
Christmas is fast approaching as my lovely daughter keeps reminding me! 
Hopefully you will come back for a visit next time! 
Until then...hugs. 


  1. OMG, Yvonne--if the outside of your Inky Art Journal is this GORGEOUS, then the inside of your journal is going to be SPECTACULAR!! :) I can't wait to get into my Inky Art Journals--I'm leaving them wrapped until 2015 (I may be setting myself a few creative goals for 2015!) ;) I love to 'finger paint', too :) and I can see that glitter in the background :) We've just got to have glitter!! So looking forward to your shared pages--I know you will help my motivation with creating in my Inky Art Journals!! Thank You soooo much, Yvonne!! XOXO-Shari

  2. Love your art journal cover. I would like to purchase one of your's never too late for a New Year's Resolution :) Can you point me in the right direction. Thanks