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Time: <4 hours
Yield:  1 journal cover
Wet Ingredients:
  • Ink – Alcohol Mushroom, Rust; Distress Lucky Clover, Mowed Lawn, Old Paper, Walnut Stain
  • Other – Distress Crayon Black Soot, Fossilized Amber, Frayed Burlap, Ground Espresso, Picket Fence, Pumice Stone
  • Other – Distress Grit Paste; Emboss IT Dabber, Gesso (clear & white); Micro Glaze; Opaque Crackle Paste; Opaque Texture Paste
  • Paint – Distress Black Soot, Cracked Pistachio, Ground Espresso Lucky Clover, Mowed Lawn; Distress Crackle Brushed Pewter
  • Spray Stain – Distress Frayed Burlap, Old Paper
Dry Ingredients:
  • Chipboard 12x12”, GrungeBoard (small piece)
  • Cardstock – Metallic Kraft; Old Ledger Book Pages
  • Embossing Powder – Distress Pumice Stone, Vintage Photo
  • Hardware – Elastic Bands, Hex Fasteners, Transparent Tiles (alpha), Word Bands (Incantations)
  • Other – Design Tape (journey), Remnant Rubs (special delivery)
  • Adhesives Distress Collage Medium (matte), Wonder Tape
  • Dies – heARTfelt Journal, Mat-Cirles-1
  • Other – Craft Knife, Guillotine Cutter, Piping Bag, Sanding Grip, Steel Wool
  • Stamps – Cling Foam Mount Block Upper
































(first pages)
Wet Ingredients:
  • Ink – Archival Ground Espresso, Sap Green; Distress Lucky Clover, Mowed Lawn, Old Paper, Walnut Stain ; Distress Oxide Cracked Pistachio, Walnut Stain
  • Other – Distress Crayon Lucky Clover, Mowed Lawn, Walnut Stain
  • Other – Distress Collage Medium (crazing), Micro Glaze
  • Spray Stain – Distress Old Paper
Dry Ingredients:
  • Old Ledger Pages (cut to 8 ½ x 8 ½ folded to 4 ¼ x 8 ½)
  • Other – Remnant Rubs (life quotes), Vial Label
  • Other - Crop-a-dile, Paper Trimmer
  • Stamps – Etcetera, Ladies & Gentlemen, Numeric
  • Stencils – Gears






Sharon Y said...

Brilliant make! Swooning over the grungy cover. Those circles on the cover are a nice touch.

denice said...

love it i need this die

sarascloset said...

IN-SPIRING!!! Love this grungy look, and the best part is the crackle soldering you did on that #'d embellishment! Oh, lot's of inspiration all balled up into one fabulous journal! Love those vintage ledgers that provide some great signatures! How do you dream up this stuff?

Lisa H said...

This is a fabulously grungy and wonderful Journal! I love the Journal Die and seeing what you did with it is so fun. =)

Craft Addicts - Tracy Evans said...

Absolutely gorgeous. Adore the colourway and all your ageing. Fantastic. Tracy x

Redanne said...

LOVE how you used the Journal die, the holes add so much interest to the cover too!

eileen hulL said...

Vicki- this Journal is fantastic! Love watching your process- cool binding technique and colors are awesome!

Donna said...

Absolutely grungy fabulous! WOW!

Michelle said...

So cool! Thanks for sharing your techniques.

KAT said...

I just love the way you did the numbers - stunning and so inspiring!

Susanne said...

So many cool techniques! So inspiring. Your style are so unique. I still waiting for my die to arrive, longing to have a go with it. Thanks for the tutorial. I'm now waiting for next ;)

toni said...

Fantastic! Such a lot of new techniques love the 'piped' crackle paint effect. Thanks for a great tutorial x

Julia Aston said...

Wow! this is SO awesome! Wonderful layering, inking stenciling. ageing and super how to shots! A beautiful journal using Eileen Hulls Sizzix journal die! Julia xx

butterfly said...

Utterly beautiful grunge crackle cover - brilliantly worn and weathered - and the internal pages are stunning too.
Alison x