Tuesday, September 4, 2018

Halloween ATC Ticket Journal

Hello everyone, my turn to show a fun project for the awesome Gypsy Soul Laser Cuts!
At this time of year I am all about Halloween.
Well, most of the year I am all about Halloween, but this time of year is full throttle and I transform into a Halloween locomotive, whistle blowing cheerfully and whooshing along.
Today, I've got a little Alice inspired ATC Ticket Journal to show you.
I really like this fun little thing. It's like an accordion book and I do love making books.
Here we go....
I started out with the ATC Ticket Journal.
I cut ten 2x3 inch pieces of scrapbook paper in colors I like and made a little template on graph paper from the curve on the corners of the Ticket Journal, traced them on to my scrapbook paper, cut them out and set them aside.
 I reinforced the fold lines of the Journal with linen hinging tape (you don't have to do this if you choose not to) and painted the whole thing front and back, black.
I glued my papers on the Journal, being mindful about making sure they are centered.
Working on the 'back' of the piece first, I cut a strip of ribbon about 18 inches, drew a bead of glue across the center of the end panel (on the left.... that folds naturally so that it is on top when the journal is completely folded).
I centered the ribbon, so that an equal length is on both sides and glued it down, let it dry a bit and then glued down my chosen image on top of it.
I continued gluing down my images on each panel of the back side......

I kept the design simple and clean, let it dry and started working on the front panels,
repeating the process of gluing the images on to each panel, but I added more detail, like strips of pattern and Dresden trim before attaching the actual images on top.
You can see some of the layering in these detail shots.....
And of course, after everything was dry, I went back and added dots for a bit more detail!

ATC Ticket Journal

Graphic 45 Halloween In Wonderland
Bo Bunny Double Dot Vintage Paper in Orange Citrus, Shadow and Bright Green.
Dresden Black Zig Zag Trim (you can get it HERE)
Sharpie White Poster Paint Marker
Black Acrylic paint
Linen Hinging Tape

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