Wednesday, December 23, 2020

How To Make Inspirational Journal Cards for Your Journals or Scrapbooks With This Beautiful Embellishment Technique

 My motto for 2021 is to "Be A Kind Human"!  Do my part to bring some kindness into someones life each day.  Whether it is through my videos, on social media in my comments, or in one on one relationships with my friends and family members.

To get the ball rolling I made these beautiful journal cards with the sentiment "Be Kind" on the front.

Here is the list of supplies that you will need to make this project.  You will also find them in my Etsy shop at Markets of Sunshine. click here <<<<

Supplies List

  • 8.5 x 11 inch sheet of white or cream card stock
  • one book page
  • small piece of art paper cut to fit on the front of your card leaving a small border
  • glue stick
  • ink pad and stamps
  • white gesso
  • a variety of paint colors 4 different colors that look good together (one should be a metallic)
  • stencil pattern of your choice

Now here is a detailed step by step process.  You can also watch my video to see exactly how it's done in a live presentation.

Step 1:  cut your card stock in half at 5.5 inches then fold in half.  You'll have two card blanks.

Step 2:  take your piece of art paper and add your paint colors one at a time as shown in the video using a bouncing technique with the tip of your paint brush.

Step 3:  Wait for the paint to dry before moving on to the next step.  Or, use a heat gun to speed up the drying process.

Step 4:  Take your decorative stamps and fill in the page until it looks good to you.  More is good here.

Step 5:  Lay your stencil on the art paper and apply the gesso to fill in the design you've chosen. Let dry.

Step 6:  Use your metallic paint and add highlights to the raised texture of the gesso.  Let dry.

Step 7:  Tear a piece of the book page to fit in the center of your artwork as shown in the picture.  Then ink the edges with a distress ink from Ranger.  I like to use Brushed Corduroy.

Step 8:  Stamp the words Be Kind onto your white piece of card stock that is smaller than your book page piece.. Then ink the edges as well.

Step 9:  Glue the center of the artwork paper and attach it to the card front.  Glue the book page in the center and center it on top of the artwork paper.  Glue the sentiment in the center and add it on top of the book page.

Step 10:  Sew all the edges of the papers using your sewing machine for a finished look.  Zigzag looks great on the artwork paper.  A straight stitch works fine for the book page and sentiment piece.

Enjoy! using it for a daily motto in 2021 and join this "Be A Kind Human" movement!

Sending You Sunshine!


Friday, December 18, 2020

Craft and Sewing Facebook Group For All Levels of Skill and Knowledge - Junk Journal Junction

 Are you looking for a Facebook group you can join that is not too big so that you don't get lost in the sea of posts?  You've found it!  Join us at Junk Journal Junction.  We are a small close knit community of creative minds from around the world.  You will be warmly welcome!

 Meet one of the Admin's from our group, Marsha Jaramillo.  

Hi!  I want to share a little bit about myself with you all. 

I'm a native Floridian and enjoy all kinds of outdoor activities.

Crafting and sewing are in my genes.  I'm never bored because you can find me playing in my craft room most days of the week.

She also runs two Etsy shops with the help of her husband, Rafael.

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Meet Lynda the brains behind Junk Journal Junction.  

She lives in Texas with her husband.  You can find her most days on where she shares stories for all ages.  I have yet to find one that is boring.   She has an imagination that will keep you on the edge of your seat from start to finish!

Did I mention that we also have a YouTube channel?  You can learn so much from us by watching our step-by-step tutorials.  We invite you to Subscribe to the channels and then join us in our crafting community on Facebook.

Marsha's channel is Markets of Sunshine, click to Subscribe

Lynda's channel is Lynda Coker, click to Subscribe

Thanks! for stopping by and we hope to see you soon!



Monday, December 7, 2020

How To Make Word Embellishments Look Aged, Distressed or Weathered for Your Junk Journal Pages and More!

 The one thing that I was missing most in my craft projects was a final statement.  In a word, a word embellishment!  A word is just a word but a word embellishment is a statement!  (I just made that up!)

Let me show you just how easy it is to make your own wordy message on your creative items with just a few supplies that you already have on hand.  I'm sure of that!!!

Watch my video tutorial right now and start turning those gifts into works of art!

Sending You Sunshine,


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