How to Create a Bucket List Journal Page

Step by step on how to create a journal page based on one of my Bucket List items: A trip to Paris, France.

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How to Create a Bucket List Journal Page
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On the right side of your journal spread, stamp the Pont Alexander III stamp using Versafine ink.

On the right side of your journal spread, stamp the Pont Alexander III stamp using Versafine ink.

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Spray Waimea Bay, Glorious, & Silk Tie across the top part of the page, wiping with a baby wipe in between colors.  Spray Salted Caramel toward the bottom of the page & wipe with a baby wipe.

Spray Waimea Bay, Glorious, & Silk Tie across the top part of the page, wiping with a baby wipe in between colors. Spray Salted Caramel toward the bottom of the page & wipe with a baby wipe.

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Spray Juicy in the middle of the page then wipe with a baby wipe.

Spray Juicy in the middle of the page then wipe with a baby wipe.

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Compare your image with the stamped insert.  Darken more if needed.

Compare your image with the stamped insert. Darken more if needed.

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Spray the left side of your journal with Waimea Bay, Glorious, Silk Tie, Salted Caramel, and Juicy, wiping in between colors.  I tried to duplicate what I had on the right side.

Spray the left side of your journal with Waimea Bay, Glorious, Silk Tie, Salted Caramel, and Juicy, wiping in between colors. I tried to duplicate what I had on the right side.

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Now stamp both pages with a Paris postmark stamp and black ink.

Now stamp both pages with a Paris postmark stamp and black ink.

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Dampen a piece of Bristol (or watercolor) paper and paint on layers of Tango, Figi, and Wineberry Velvet.  Blend.

Dampen a piece of Bristol (or watercolor) paper and paint on layers of Tango, Figi, and Wineberry Velvet. Blend.

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Using the Sizzix Trellis die, cut out the paper you just painted plus a piece of paper from the Tim Holtz Lost and Found paper pad. Save all pieces.

Using the Sizzix Trellis die, cut out the paper you just painted plus a piece of paper from the Tim Holtz Lost and Found paper pad. Save all pieces.

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Mix in a little Tango Velvet with Mud.

Mix in a little Tango Velvet with Mud.

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Add some background stenciling with the Mud you just mixed and the Morse Code stencil.

Add some background stenciling with the Mud you just mixed and the Morse Code stencil.

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Add some handwriting on the right side.  I listed a few towns in France using a black marker and then adding highlights with a white marker.

Add some handwriting on the right side. I listed a few towns in France using a black marker and then adding highlights with a white marker.

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Using a computer or typewriter, type up your bucket list item.  I want to tour Paris so listed several places to that would be worth visiting.

Using a computer or typewriter, type up your bucket list item. I want to tour Paris so listed several places to that would be worth visiting.

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Cut out the places to visit and spray with Wild Orchid and Glorious.

Cut out the places to visit and spray with Wild Orchid and Glorious.

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Trim and set aside.

Trim and set aside.

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Place the trellis you cut from the painted Bristol paper on the far right of the left page.

Place the trellis you cut from the painted Bristol paper on the far right of the left page.

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Adhere a picture of the Eiffel Tower to the page, overlapping the trellis.

Adhere a picture of the Eiffel Tower to the page, overlapping the trellis.

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Using the inside pieces of the trellis  you set aside earlier, alternate with the painted Bristol paper and the pieces cut from the Lost and Found paper pad.

Using the inside pieces of the trellis you set aside earlier, alternate with the painted Bristol paper and the pieces cut from the Lost and Found paper pad.

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Add a few more of the Bristol paper pieces to the left of the Eiffel Tower image.

Add a few more of the Bristol paper pieces to the left of the Eiffel Tower image.

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Add a few of the Bristol pieces to the right page of the spread.  You want to make sure your pages are cohesive and not standing alone.

Add a few of the Bristol pieces to the right page of the spread. You want to make sure your pages are cohesive and not standing alone.

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Take the places you set aside earlier and run them through a Xyron machine.

Take the places you set aside earlier and run them through a Xyron machine.

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Place the works Bucket List on the left and the places on the right.  Outline them with a watercolor pencil (I used a black Staedler ergosoft Aquarelle pencil) and then blend with a wet brush.

Place the works Bucket List on the left and the places on the right. Outline them with a watercolor pencil (I used a black Staedler ergosoft Aquarelle pencil) and then blend with a wet brush.

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Spray both side with Sterling Fairy Dust (hard to see in the picture but it adds a great shimmer to the pages).

Spray both side with Sterling Fairy Dust (hard to see in the picture but it adds a great shimmer to the pages).

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Finished!

Finished!

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