I made this junk journal tags two months ago and gave it to my daughter’s teacher as a thank you gift for being such an awesome teacher.
I didn’t know that gelli printing can be so much fun until I tried it. The hardest part for me was the image transfer from a magazine. I made a lot of errors. I watched a video about it and the techniques was to use a small amount of acrylic paint and do not press the image too long on the gelli plate. Tried it and it worked. I will be doing a lot more gelli printing and will post them soon.
My very first junk journal. Did a lot of stitching to each page to add interest. There are three signatures and I stitched them to the spine instead of using glue or double-sided tape. Tried double-sided tape before but when the weather gets too cold, the tape came off and everything fell apart. I also used fabric for the cover. I’ve seen a lot of crafters using double-sided tape to put pages together or even for binding and it works for them. But when I tried using tape it doesn’t work and it’s not strong enough to hold everything together. So I am still searching for best glue or tape for bookbinding because I want to try to create a journal that I don’t have to do any stitching.
Happy Halloween everyone! These are so much fun to create. I joined the group willowing and friends on Facebook and they do ATC swap every month. This is my third swap and I am enjoying it because I get to see the works of other crafters and of course checking the mailbox becomes more fun. 😃 If you want to join in the fun check out willowing and friends.
This wall decor is from my kid’s puzzle pieces. The same ones that I used for the magnets. I used scrapbook paper to cover both sides and did some stamping and added distress inks. I also used antique bronze chain to connect each piece and at the end added some paper beads and charms. The height is 16 ½ inches and the squares are 2 x 2 inches. I am so proud of this one because I didn’t thought that I can create something like this from a puzzle piece that I almost throw away. It’s very beautiful in person. I added it to my Etsy shop and available for purchase. The piece is very light and you can hang it anywhere and it’s also a great gift for your friends or love ones especially for Christmas.