Hi everyone! I am back with a project I had originally created for ClearSnap using their ColorBox products. If you haven’t heard ClearSnap has closed there doors 😭 which makes me very sad. Their chalk inks where the first I had ever used and I absolutely fell in love with them. I hope that there is some company out there that might buy them out so we all can still enjoy using their wonderful inks, stamps, art screens, etc. I also used Eileen Hull’s Notebook Diecut for this project which is very easy to decorate.
First off I placed the Mat Board on top of Notebook Diecut and placed between cutting plates and run through the Diecut Machine. I placed the Geometrics Art Screen on top of the notebook diecut, loaded Art Daubers with the following Misty Meadow Chalk Inks: Ice Blue, French Blue, Ice Jade and Wisteria Chalk Inks and inked the cover.
Once the notebook was completely covered I removed the art screen.
I removed the cover from a plain store bought notebook, punched two holes (top and bottom) in the spine of the notebook cover and did the same with plain notebook.
Before tying off the plain notebook to the inside cover I add a tassel to spine with Jute.
I inked the Faux Postal Rollagraph with Wicked Black Archival Dye Ink and rolled onto White Cardstock. Next I fussy cut the seashell stamp image out with Scissors. I loaded art daubers with Creamy Brown Chalk Ink from the Soft Pastels Chalk Petal Points, inked the seashell image and edges and adhered to the notebook cover.
I placed white cardstock on top of journal diecut from the Journaling Words Diecuts placed between cutting plates and run through diecut machine. I inked an art dauber with Wisteria Chalk Ink from the Misty Meadow Chalk Inks, inked the journal diecut and adhered above seashell image.
I finished off by punching a hole in front cover of notebook and placing a screw fastener. I cut and tied jute to the jute on spine, tied off and placed around the Screw Fastener to create a closure. Since I used Eileen’s diecuts in this project you can find more inspiration from the rest of her team HERE and HERE. As always if you have any questions about this project please let me know.
ColorBox: Misty Meadow Chalk Ink-Ice Blue, French Blue, Wisteria, Ice Jade
ColorBox: Geometrics Art Screen
ColorBox: Art Daubers
ColorBox: Faux Postal Rollagraph
ColorBox: Rollagraph Jumbo Handle
ColorBox: Wicked Black Archival Dye Ink
ColorBox: Soft Pastels Chalk Petal Points-Creamy Brown
Plain Notebook (store bought)
Sizzix/Eileen Hull: Notebook Diecut
Sizzix/Eileen Hull: Journaling Words Diecuts
Tassel (store bought)
Beacon Adhesive: Zip Dry Adhesive
Spare Parts: Screw Fastener
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Thanks for stopping by, hope your Monday is awesome and enjoy creating!
3 thoughts on “Seashell Journal”
This is so gorgeous. Thank you for the 'step by step'. I was wondering how well Mat Board took inks. Now I know.x
Thanks so much for the kind comments! ❤
Love the soft colors and dreams of the beach ❤