Wednesday, September 20, 2017

7Gypsies & GSL Junk Journal by Sandy Trefger

This is a special project that I created out of products from both 7Gypsies Canvas Corps and GypsySoulLaser Cuts for a cross promotion.  Each GSL designer received different products from 7Gypsies and were given free choice on GSL chippies to use.  After looking at all the goodies that I was sent, I decided to create a Junk Journal using the fun blank book from 7Gypsies. (In case you wonder, the BC on the finished book are not my initials.  I decided that this would be a perfect birthday gift for a friend.  She's already received it and it's okay to share it with you today.)

To get started, gather up all your supplies that you might want to use on your Junk Journal.

My Supply List:
Let's get started!

Step 1: Select your chipboard pieces for the project.  Use a damp cloth to wipe the laser residue from the edges of the chippies. Note: I chose to use only the back layer of the window for my project.

Step 2:  Alter or paint the chipboard pieces as desired. My favorite is to rub Nuvo Embellishment Mousse on to the pieces with a damp baby wipe.  I added gold to the window, key and key hole.

Step 3:  Use a black Sharpie marker to paint the typewriter.

Step 4: Place the lady chippie face down on the back side of patterned paper and trace the shape for the dress.  Cut out with scissors and a craft knife.

Step 5:  Use black distress ink to lightly add a darker color to the gold chippie pieces.

Step 6:  Place scor-tape on the center of the front and back cover of the blank book.  Peel the tape backing off.

Step 7:  Cut or tear a strip of fabric and attach to the front and back cover as shown on to the scor-tape.  Make sure to leave long enough tails for tying the book closed.

Step 8:  Color the lady's face and legs with the Platinum Embellishment Mousse and color her hair and shoes with a black Sharpie.  Begin layering your elements and attaching with glue to the front of the cover.

Continue to add elements and flowers.  Add rhinestones, small notes and other elements and stickers.  Also add a hitching post to the top of the window frame if desired.

Step 9:  Use a clear Wink of Stella pen to add sparkly to some areas especially on the chipboard elements.

Step 10:  Add Glossy Accents to the window frame and allow to dry.

Step 11:  Once dry, add Crackle Accents to the window frame.  Allow to dry over night or several hours to achieve a nice crackle.

Step 12:  Add pockets, torn pieces of papers, stickers, stamp stickers, tags etc. to your pages on the inside of the book.

Your Junk Journal is finished!  Use the fabric "ribbon" to tie it closed.

I hope I've inspired you to check out the products that you can find at 7Gypsies and Gypsy Soul Laser Cuts for your next project.  I will be back on October 4th with another GSL project.  Until then...

Happy Crafting!

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1 comment:

  1. many details in your Junk Journal! FABULOUS!