Hi there, This is Tania Ahmed. I am a UK-based craft content creator and workshop tutor! My style is eclectic and I am known to make anything from mixed media projects to clean and simple cards should the mood strike me. I love bright colours, technique-based projects, videos and I am often covered in glitter, glue and paint.
I enjoy mixed media techniques so I was delighted to try out Tonic Studio’s vast array of mediums and dies to create my little mixed media mini art journal. I created very colourful pages for the inside using Shimmer Powders and I had ton of fun using the Nuvo Expanding Mousse on the die cut frame piece that I used on the cover! I made a video on how I created this mini journal and I hope you enjoy watching!
Here is a step by step instructions on how I made the journal:
- Randomly apply Moonstone Glimmer Paste through Distress Text stencil with palette knife and dry with heat tool.
- Mist canvas sheet liberally with water and sprinkle Nuvo Shimmer Powders to the sheet. The Glimmer Paste will “resist” the shimmer. Activate with most water if needed
- Dry or lift some of the ink with kitchen towel to lighten the colour.
- Once dry, adhere greyboard cover pieces to bac of canvas
- Snip off corners of canvas to allow easy folding. Attach flaps of canvas to greyboard with strong double-sided tape.
- Create colourful pages for the inside of your journal with copy paper and Shimmer Powders. They will have a gorgeous texture when they dry!
- Use one of the sheets over the inner cover to give a finished effect.
- Trim sheets down to size (5.25” x 8”) and fold in half to create three signatures.
- Poke holes evenly into signatures and mini journal spine.
- Attach the signatures to the spine with twine or bookbinding thread and needle.
- Diecut largest from from Cassandra’s Ventana Media Die Set and cover with Tuscan Gold Expanding Mousse and heat set.
- Lightly highlight the texture with Expanding Mousse in Worn Linen. Attach to cover.
- Diecut a sentiment from Eat Sleep Repeat Media Set and add to cover of the mini journal.
- Add Aqua Shimmer Pen in Glitter Gloss to diecut sentiment.
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Canvas Sheet (6” x 12”)
Die Cutting Machine
Strong double sided tape
Greyboard (two pieces 4.25” x 5.5” and one 1.5” x 5.5”)