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Wednesday, April 04, 2018

{Spotlight Project} Shirley Adds Signatures to a Travel Journal

Hey, peeps! Remember I made a travel journal last month? Well, now I've started to make signatures to go inside it.

A signature is the name for a little booklet that fits inside the journal. You can buy them, but they are very easy to make. I made mine from cartridge paper, which is 150 gsm or 90 lb depending on where you live. I cut four sheets 8"x7¾" and stitched them through the centres.

On the left side of one spread I stamped the little car from the Wanderlust set, then masked it while I stamped the trees from Houses Extras, and watercoloured them with Distress Inks.

On spare cartridge paper I stamped and watercoloured some of the images from the set, ready to cut into strips to mimic washi tape.

Having cut a strip, I doodled the edges to help define it, adhered it to the spread, then doodled a frame around the little scene on the left.

I used my go-to grunge stamps from Mixed Media Grunge along with the Shutters mini stencil for some background on the right page.

Here's a reminder of what the travel journal looks like.

The journal can accommodate several signatures, so there's plenty space to add more :)



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  1. Adorable. Love the stamps and the colours you have used.

  2. The outside and inside of your journal are so artsy and fun. TFS Shirley. Hugs P.S. I finally have Mixed Media Grunge because of you, my friend.


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