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Week 2

Posted: January 14, 2013 in general
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I had a few projects I was working on this week. The one I’m sharing today is a quick and easy journal. Just a warning, I have a lot of photos for this one.

First I gathered my supplies.

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I’m using metallic origami paper, a grungebook pack from idea-ology, electrical tape, plain card stock, and red star sequins (not in the photo). You’ll also need glue, scissors, and a hole punch.

Next I used the electrical tape to attach one of the pieces of origami paper to my cover. I didn’t worry about the holes yet. I’ll fix them later.

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Then I cut designs into a second piece of origami paper. I used the same technique for cutting snowflakes. After the design was cut out I drew a few designs on the back of the paper. Because of the type of paper those drawings will appear as a raised design on the finished project. Once I was happy with the look I glued it down.

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It looked at little unfinished so I applied another layer of tape to act as a frame. Then I added one more finishing touch, the star sequins. Not sure how well those details will show up in the picture, but I like the subtle effect they give.

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After that I had to assemble the pages and back cover. I didn’t want to use the grungeboard pages as the whole interior because I have another project in mind for those. I cut plain white card stock to size for the interior. This is going to be a sketchbook/ journal and I wanted to be free to create anything in the pages. I did use one for the back cover. I left it blank because I really like the texture of the grunge board.

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This us the point where I used my hole punch to put the holes in the cover and pages at once. Then I assembled it using the binder rings from the kit.

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There are a few things I’d like to do different next time but not bad for a quick and easy little book.

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