I Love Paris Notebook by Stampendous®
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I Love Paris Notebook by Stampendous®

Rubbing an ink pad directly on a surface can create a great distressed look.

Designed by Krissy Fossmeyer, courtesy of Stampendous®

Craft Time: 30-60 minutes
Uses Recycled Items: No
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Material List

  • Stampendous® Wood Block Stamp - I Love Paris
  • Recollections® Carstock Value Pack - Spice Marker
  • Recollections™ Embellishments - Floral
  • Recollections™ Pearls, Mini - Gold
  • Tsukineko® Ink - Rich Cocoa
  • Ranger distress Ink - Tea Dye and Antique Linen
  • Copic® Markers - V04 and YG63
  • Tombow® MONO Multi Liquid Glue
  • Offray Ribbon - Brown
  • Darice® Paper Mache Journal
  • Foam Applicator
  • Beacon Adhesives Zip Dry™ Paper Glue

Project Instructions

Step 1 Lightly rub Tea Dye ink pad across front of journal to highlight raised areas and along edges of cover.

Step 2 Tear 4"x5" panel of parchment cardstock.

Step 3 Using a foam applicator, lightly apply Antique Linen ink to parchment panel, varying coverage and making sure torn edges are inked.

Step 4 Lightly apply Tea Dye ink to torn edges of parchment panel, using foam applicator.

Step 5 Gently and randomly, curl up edges of parchment panel.

Step 6 With cocoa ink, stamp Paris image on parchment panel.

Step 7 Using Copic® markers, color flowers on stamped image.

Step 8 Adhere stamped panel to front of journal using Zip Dry™ paper glue.

Step 9 Using Zip Dry™ paper glue, adhere flower to lower right corner of stamped panel.

Step 10 Adhere faux pearls to stamped image using Tombow® Mono Multi Glue.

Step 11 Tie ribbon to spiral coils near top.