Monday, January 2, 2012



For January our theme is journals! My niece, Lindsay loves journals of all kinds. She records her thoughts, draws, writes poetry and music - lots of talent!

The most recent journal that I have made for her is a faux leather journal made of masking tape and mists - looks difficult, but is actually very easy to create.

I bought a plain, hard cover journal at the office supply store. I tore off sections of plain masking tape and placed them on my Inksentials Non-Stick Craft Sheet by Ranger. Then I sprayed the masking tape with a variety of mists, layering the colors until I was pleased with the result, then let dry completely. Once dry I inked a few clear flower stamps by Hero Arts and created a random pattern. I created three or four different colors of my faux leather stripes, some I stamped and some I left plain.

I then started layering the strips of masking tape over the front and back covers as well as the spine until everything was covered. I measured and cut two pieces of plain black card stock to fit on the inside of the front and back journal covers to hide the raw edges of of the masking tape and give the journal a finished look.

I had alot of fun with this project exploring all of the different color combinations that I could create by mixing and matching the mists on the masking tape. This technique would work well on other desk accessories, lamp shades and even glass votives!

Please use the DCC navigation on the right sidebar to hop around to the other Designers on our web ring and view the creative journals that they have created.

Thanks for stopping by! -Beth