Friday, 3 January 2020

Eileen Hull Notebook for AVJ

Eileen Hull Notebook Die
Happy New Year!

We begin 2020 with the theme 'We are all getting older'! at A Vintage Journey. Well that is true !

Time for weathering and distressing, or some ageing and antiqueing. Make a project using techniques for making the new look old, whether that's paper projects, altered art or mixed media. Just remember to ensure that you create in one of our preferred styles of vintage, shabby,mixed media, art journaling, industrial, timeworn or steampunk.

I have created a vintage notebook using Eileen Hull's notebook die. I began with the die cut book and covered in some Tim Holtz paper and added washi tape to help reinforce the spine. I started with washes of gesso to tone down the paper before stencilling, stamping and splattering to finish the cover.
I used distress paints to alter the little butterflies, corner pieces and letters.
The inside was simply done with a little paint and stamping before the signature was secured with some outer pages.
I cheated a little with my pages - using a stapler to create the signatures - which I then secured together with some calico down the spine.
Eileen Hull Notebook Die

Eileen Hull Notebook Die
Do head on over to A Vintage Journey where the lovely and talented Alison Bomber is our host for this challenge. There is lots of ideas to get you inspired if you would like to join the challenge.
Nikki


10 comments:

  1. This is a real beauty, Nikki. The layers give the whole thing such depth, with the soft flourishes hovering deep in the background and the stencilled top layer adding dimension and drama. I love the subtle touches of turquoise too, especially those little letters. It looks like an ancient, much-loved journal - beautifully done.
    Alison x

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  2. Your journal cover is stunning Nikki xx I adore the papers and the techniques used to age them x The antiquing on the butterflies and corner piece really makes them pop against the background x Love the trim too xx Fabulous xx

    Happy New Year xx
    Annie xx

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  3. What a beautiful journal colour! I love how you used the Tim Holtz paper as a base to create that amazing worn and aged look 😁. Wishing you a happy and creative 2020! Hugs, Jo x

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  4. Stunning cover of book, fab design xx

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  5. A wonderful little album Nikki, love all the dimensional elements you have added and a fab way to close it too!

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  6. This is so pretty Nikki! Love the papers you chose and the vintage vibe 😍

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  7. Absolutely gorgeous Nikki, adore how you have aged Tim's lovely papers so perfectly and embellished your delightful notebook, adore those butterflies! Thanks so much for sharing it and wishing you and yours a happy New Year, Deb xo

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  8. What a beautifully aged cover you created for Eileen's album Nikki - great colors and stampings and so pretty tied with the vintage lace! xx

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  9. This is a wonderful journal, Nikki! I love the colors you chose for your cover and your design is really stunning. Those butterflies are so pretty, and I like how the pages are bound. Gorgeous make! Thank you for your inspiration and for being such a wonderful, helpful teammate at A Vintage Journey! I will continue to follow your creative journey through your blog! Big Hugs! Sara Emily

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