Thursday, October 23, 2014

Mixed Media Journal: Xyron, Core'dinations and Petaloo Blog Hop

Hi there,
It's Blog Hop Time!!! The Xyron Design Team is blog hopping with Petaloo and Core'dinations all week. Visit the Xyron Blog to see more inspiration from the design team.

For my post featuring Xyron, Core'dinations and Petaloo, I created a Mixed Media Journal. I used my Xyron 9" Creative Station, Chalk Core Core'dinations cardstock, and Petaloo flowers. This was an awesome combination of goodies to play with and a lot of creative fun. Check out my tutorial below.

Mixed Media Journal (6 x 8)
Core'dinations Chalk Core Cardstock
Core'dinations Sanding Block & Cleaning Cloth
Black Paint
Resin Frames
Cinch Machine
Cinch Binding Machine
Cinch Coil
Die Cut Machine
Embossing Folder
Cosmetic Sponge
 Hot Glue
Step 1: Trim a sheet of Core'dinations Chalk Core cardstock to the size of the cover of journal and apply gesso to the cardstock using a cosmetic sponge. For this this project I used  a 6 x 8 mixed media journal that I created a cover for using cardstock and chipboard.

Step 2: Emboss cardstock using a die cut machine and embossing folder.

Step 3: Distress the raised embossed areas of the cardstock, exposing the colored core. The Core'dinations sanding block is perfect.

Step 4: Rub the excess sand from the cardstock using the Core'dinations cleaning cloth.
Step 5: Run cardstock through Xyron 9" Creative Station.
Step 6: Pull film off the cardstock and adhere to 6 x 8 chipboard.

Step 7: Using the Coffee Splotch stencil and white paint, transfer image to cardstock. Let dry.
Step 8: Remove paper cover from the journal and replace with your new cover created in step 7. Punch holes in journal covers and mixed media pages and bind book with coil.

Step 9: Using the Sketch Grid stencil and black paint, randomly transfer image to journal cover. Let dry.

Step 10: Apply gesso to the Petaloo flowers, buttons, and charm and add them to the journal cover as desired with hot glue.

 Step 11: Apply black paint randomly to embellishments with finger.

Mixed Media Journal by Karen Jiles Supplies Cardstock: Core'dinations; Stencils: The Crafter’s Workshop; Flowers: Petaloo; Resin Frames, Charms: The Paper Studio; Paint: Ranger; Adhesive: Xyron 9” Creative Station;  Die, Die Cut Machine: Sizzix; Journal: Strathmore; Other: Gesso

Thanks so much for visiting today...:)


sue k said...

This is totally stunning, very creative.


cghundley said...

Wonderful! Love
how you created
the charms and
Carla from Utah

Heather Thompson said...

This is beautiful, I love the detail and the colors, Stunning.

Katie said...

Beautiful journal cover! Love the blue core, very cool! And the flowers are so pretty too. Thanks for sharing.

Katie B.

barbara macaskill said...

All I can say about this is WOW!! I am absolutely gobsmacked! GORGEOUS, beautiful, spectacular, amazing, perfection are just a few words I would use to describe how I feel about this beauty!! Thanks for the great tutorial and for sharing this amazing work of art!

tallulah1 said...

How timely it this! I have been planning on making something like this for a gift... will def. give this a go! Thanks so much for sharing! Awesome project! The results with the Coredinations, Xyron, and Petaloo - wow!
Janelle R tallulah1

Robbin McCrumb said...

I absolutely LOVE this!!! The textures are amazing! I want to thank you for sharing and for giving me inspiration!