Wednesday, March 14, 2018

TN Insert Cover Decorating

Front Cover
As promised in the last post, I have my decorated insert for my current journal.  You may notice that there is a lot of empty space and that's just fine with me.  I may find I love it and just leave it.  However, I may also decide that I need to fill some of that space as I fill the insert with my words.


For the covers, I pulled out the Tim Holtz Distress Crayons #5 set.  I then went to work scribbling on lines - both straight and circles.  I then took a baby wipe and softened it to create a watercolor effect.  This was all done using the watercolor paper from Close To My Heart.


I then started playing the stencil from the Tim Holtz mixed media spray kit and layered pattern onto the the front cover.  This too was done with the Distress Crayons and baby wipes.  Then it was time for the details which were created with simple Micron pens in sizes 01 and 05 and the Hero Arts number/letter stencil set that I have.


Near the spine I wrote "March, 2018" since this was the starting point of the insert.  There is plenty of room for the end date to be added.


I filled the rest using my verse of the year (Esther 4:14) and my word of the year (which happens to be "presence"),  Dots and squiggly lines finished it off.  I really must say that I'm looking forward to how this cover looks when the pages are filled.  I have a feeling it will be quite different.  I guess that I should start looking at a plan for the inside of the cover.


Thanks for stopping by today.  Remember to take some time to enjoy the little things.

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