Wednesday, February 26, 2014

Big Deal Blog Hop

"Big Deal" Blog Hop
Art Journal with Duct Tape Binding

 Welcome to this month's ClubScrap Blog Hop!

Supplies needed:
Mat Board
Watercolor paper
Dylusions color sprays
White pen

1.  Spritz a piece of watercolor paper (while sitting non-stick craft sheet) with melted chocolate, Lemon zest, and squeezed orange Dylusions color sprays.

2.  Using paper towel roll, dry off the excess color.  Repeat steps 1 & 2 until desired out look.  Let completely dry using heat gun.  Create 2, one for the front cover and one for the back cover.

3.  Rubberstamp the blank playing card repeatedly as shown:

4.   Flip cardstock over and adhere mat board to it.  Trim corners, fold over to the back side of the mat board, repeat with the back cover:

5.  Spritz a strip of watercolor paper large enough to stamp 3 and 1/2 playing cards with Martini and torquoise.  Dry completely.

6.  Stamp the playing card stamp repeatedly in black india ink, trim out:
 7.  Adhere to the cover as shown, Rubberstamp sentiment in center of front cover.:
8. Create some watercolor paper hearts by spritzing paper with Cherry Pie and Postbox Red.  Stamp the hearts on the backside and trim out.  Ink the edges of the hearts with red ink.  Make both large and small heart cutouts.

9.  Outline each of the red hearts with the white pen.

10.  Now tape the two covers 1 inch apart on the table.

11.  Using duct tape cut longer then the height of the journal.  Center the first piece of tape half on the journal cover half on off the journal in the 1 inch section.  Repeat with a second piece of duct tape.  Flip the covers over.

12.  Fold the ends over to the opposite side.

13.  Attach another 2 pieces of duct tape lining them up with the original pieces, and fold ends over to the inside of the journal.
14.  Mark the duct tape, 1 inch up from the bottom edge, at the center of the 1 inch and 1/4th inch on each side as shown, punch holes using cropodile, repeat at top edge too:

15.  Take 9 sheets of watercolor paper and fold each page in half.  Create 3 stacks of 3 signatures.  Punch a hole in the center of the fold, 1 inch up from each end of the folded watercolor paper.

16.   Add a piece of ribbon to each cover, tape it down.  Then create two inside covers by spritzing color ink sprays onto watercolor paper and modge podge them onto the front and back covers.

17.  Using waxed linen, hand stitch the 3 signatures into the journal, lining up and stitching through holes that match up.


Thanks for visiting my blog during the ClubScrap Blog Hop!

Wanna see some more great creative ideas using this month's Big Deal kit from ClubScrap???  Just check out the next participant in the Blog Hop, please visit Jill P's Blog for more!  You can also visit ClubScrapCreates for the full list of participants.

The majority of the materials used in this project are from ClubScrap. TFL DebDuzScrappin


  1. Oh my,absolute stunning art journal cover! LOVE IT! Thanks for the tutorial,I must try this!!

  2. So vibrant and absolutely love the book. Awesome tut as well. Thank you very much.

  3. Great project, Deb. Love your use of sprays and bright colors. Really takes this kit to a new dimension.

  4. Oh I just love a good Duct Tape binding! And the addition of the stitching is perfect. The cover is so colorful and the white pen just makes those hearts pop! What a fun project. Love it!

  5. As usual, you wowed me again, Deb! LOVE the duct tape binding! And the use of the card-sized stamp, hearts, and white outlining totally make the project!

  6. Really love the journal and will try using the card stamp like you have, I really did not even see it used that way, great block work. Thank you for the idea.

  7. This journal is beautiful Deb! And I love that you can use duct tape and make it look this good. I'm really loving the combination of the colors and the stamps - great job!

  8. Deb, your journal is gorgeous! I love the bright colors of the Dylusions! And your tutorial is wonderful too! TFS!

  9. Do you even know how awesome this project is Deb?!?! So cool, I just love the ideas!! Thanks for sharing!

  10. AMAZING! Beautiful project. Thanks for the tutorial!

  11. Love how your journal project came together and the duct tape binding is very clever...might have to give that a try!

  12. Ooohhh, nice! I love journals. This one is amazing!

  13. Wow nice job (and nice step by step photoing as well.) It was funny though...I read this "melted chocolate, Lemon zest, and squeezed orange" and my inner chef self was like...huh???

  14. Always love a good hand bound book.

  15. Wow! I love how you created your cover with stamps. It looks fabulous. I need to try this.

  16. Love handmade journals and I love your colorful journal!

  17. Thanks for sharing, I really like this project!

  18. No matter how many times I see this, I'm like WOW! Fab girl, Fab!

  19. This is fantastic, Deb! Love it!



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