Monday, September 23, 2013

May Arts Ribbon & Faber-Castell Blog Hop



Hello,  This is Rhea and it is going to be an exciting week with May Arts Ribbon!  We are designing all week long with Faber Castell Design Memory Craft products.  

This was the perfect time to design the art journal I've been wanting to do for a while now.  I hope you will following along with me as I share how to create your very own journal.  I am even going to show you how to use Gelatos and May Arts Ribbon to stencil a beautiful background.


Here we go....

  1. Find and old book.  I used one from Goodwill that only had 20 pages in it.  Cover the front and back in sticky back canvas.  Then using Scor-Tape the width of your ribbon add to the front and back.  Don't cover the end of the book.
  2. Add the second ribbon with Scor-Tape.  Only tape on the end of the book leaving the edge of the ribbon free as shown in #3.  
  3. I used the 1/8" Scor-Tape here as shown then secured the ruffled ribbon.  Placed another piece of 1/8" tape and secured the dark blue ribbon to close.
  4. Finished 

I recommend practice on a piece of paper first.  Before doing the stenciling on the book cover I colored the Gelatos on a craft mat and spritz a little water then mixed with my finger.  Work brayer through and then onto the book cover until you have the desired effect.
  1. Using the Gelatos  I smeared a little of the blue, purple and pink on a craft mat.  Spritzed with water and mixed with my finger.  I love to get messy!!!
  2. Using a very textured ribbon.  Here I used 2" Webbed Weave Ribbon.  Lay one side of ribbon in one color of Gelatos "mess" for this ribbon I used the blue.  Make sure it is coated really well.  Making sure your brayer is clean lay the inked side of the ribbon down and roll with brayer one time.  Lift ribbon to see result :)
  3. This third ribbon I used 1/5" Lace Ribbon.  Clean Brayer and follow the same steps in #2.

Here is what the book looks like when you are done with these steps.
Run a piece of May Arts Twine and tie off.  Now you can add all kinds of ribbon to decorate the spine of your journal.

Now you are ready to stamp on the cover.  I used Stampendous Vintage Lower Case Letters and Follow Your Art Stamps.  Now I can create the fun and unknown inside the pages my new art journal.

Here are my other two team mates playing along in today's hop.  We also have an entire line up for the whole week!  Be sure to go to the May Arts Blog each day to see the inspiration.








39 comments:

Laura Turcotte said...

This is AWESOME!!!! You did an amazing job!

Megan said...

Beautiful work!

Chantal Vandenberg said...

This looks fantastic!!!

Auntie Em said...

How fun and beautiful! I love the colours and the pretty trims you used to finish off your journal. The inked and decorated cover is so artsy and bright. Perfect!
Thanks for the inspiration! :)

Amy#8546(TheTigersHaven) said...

Your project is Beautiful. I love the colors and your use of ribbon. Wonderful job.

Kelly Massman said...

I love journals/books so much-thanks for sharing your lovely example!

Miriam Prantner said...

Wonderful journal! Love the colors and the little tutorial!

Ava Gavloski said...

thanks for the deets on how to get the look. very cute

TJ Butler said...

This looks so amazing - love how you did the cover of the book!! And all those ribbons - so well done!!

Sheri Murphy said...

Love the colors & all the ribbon!

Pam said...

Love the cover of the art journal. Love the colors.

purplemel said...

love it the colors are splendid TFS

Brenda Kelley said...

I've made journaling books for my granddaughters then encouraged them to make their own...this is a good example for them to follow, thank you!

Vickie said...

Love the colors that you chose. AWESOME!!

Kathy said...

Such an awesome cover on your art journal...love the way you have used the ribbons and the stamps! Thanks for the inspiration!

Mary Mac said...

Thanks for such great instructions. This project is just lovely

StampendousGraphics said...

Love this project! It's just gorgeous, as always, Rhea! Thanks for sharing our products on this Blog Hop, too!! How about if we offer a Follow your Art Cling Stamp as a bonus prize to one person who comments on this post this week! (US addresses only!)

marylouh said...

Very pretty book, And an added benefit is that you recycled something rather than having it thrown in the trash. thanks for the idea.

Lucy said...

Cool technique! I hope to start an art journal some day.

Kathy said...

Thanks for the instructions on how to make the cover for a journal. Love the colors and the ribbon embellishment.

famillemarleau said...

Beautiful cover. I love how you used ribbons to stamp with it. Johanne L.

Karon said...

Awesome journal cover - love the title, ribbon and great background! TFS

Judy said...

I am always so amazed at your beautiful coloring on your projects! Maybe if I keep practicing, I can be half as good. Thanks for sharing your work with us and thanks for the chance to win.

Iris said...

So pretty - love all the ribbons.

Pam Hornschu said...

Very cute, Rhea! Love all the fun ribbons and colors!

NWFlamingo said...

Very cool! But only 20 pages?

Janis said...

Love those pretty ribbons! Wonderful project.
<3 J

TracyM #6773 said...

Beautiful journal - love the colours & patterns you have created and your perfect layered ribbon trimmed edge!!!

Maureen Hayes said...

Thank you for the wonderful step by step direction to how you created this beautiful journal. You have inspired me to try my own!

Debbie L Gregory said...

Love the stitching and all the bows on the spine, and the gelatos are so yummy.

Laura Strack said...

Darling journal! Those ribbons on the spine are so pretty. Great technique tutorial. Thanks for sharing. I want to try this!!

Patti Senter said...

Love the stenciling and that light purple on the book. Fantastic journal creation!

Emily H said...

Lovely journal!

cghundley said...

Very nice journal.
Great use of the
ribbons on it.
Carla from Utah

Emily Daniels said...

This is a gorgeous project!! I love all the ribbon trim!!

Lura said...

i love, love, love journals, what a great job you did. xoxo

Jeanette Wilde said...

So cute - you will enjoy filling this in!

Suman Pandit said...

Such a lovely showcase of both the products!!
www.kalasirjana.blogspot.in

Jan Castle said...

Wonderful array of ribbons and journal art work!

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