How to Make Mixed Media Covers for a Booklet

I'd like to share the making of a booklet, the covers particularly, although I intended to make 4 cards with embossing and using Colorations spray, Copper Stone Effects and Tuxedo Velvet paint.

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How to Make Mixed Media Covers for a Booklet
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Emboss sturdy (watercolor) paper with an embossing folder .. I used one with clocks.

Emboss sturdy (watercolor) paper with an embossing folder .. I used one with clocks.

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Dab with versamark onto the raised areas of the embossed paper. Heat emboss with clear embossing powder.

Dab with versamark onto the raised areas of the embossed paper. Heat emboss with clear embossing powder.

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Spray the cardstock with the colorations spray and mist with water. Leave to dry. I used corrugated cardboard for the front and back cover. I ended up adhering the backgrounds to these.

Spray the cardstock with the colorations spray and mist with water. Leave to dry. I used corrugated cardboard for the front and back cover. I ended up adhering the backgrounds to these.

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Use bookbinding glue to adhere the watercolor paper to the front cover. Shall I add a tag? ... not sure yet..

Use bookbinding glue to adhere the watercolor paper to the front cover. Shall I add a tag? ... not sure yet..

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This is what I plan to do : fill it with some cardstock and tags.

This is what I plan to do : fill it with some cardstock and tags.

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Spray some of the earlier mentioned sprays to color the raised areas of a second embossed piece of cardstock.  Lay it in the inks, and add more if needed after drying it.

Spray some of the earlier mentioned sprays to color the raised areas of a second embossed piece of cardstock. Lay it in the inks, and add more if needed after drying it.

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Splatter with a brush and color from the sprays.

Splatter with a brush and color from the sprays.

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Use the stencil Tick Tock to add words (TIME FLIES) to the back cover by dabbing Tuxedo Velvet dimensional paint over it.

Use the stencil Tick Tock to add words (TIME FLIES) to the back cover by dabbing Tuxedo Velvet dimensional paint over it.

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I decided the words were too black...

I decided the words were too black...

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... so I added Copper Metal Effects through the stencil to it.

... so I added Copper Metal Effects through the stencil to it.

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To make the tag I colored a piece of watercolor paper with the same Colorations sprays, and stenciled TIME onto it with Tuxedo Velvet paint. I cut it to size.

To make the tag I colored a piece of watercolor paper with the same Colorations sprays, and stenciled TIME onto it with Tuxedo Velvet paint. I cut it to size.

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The Copper Metal Effects adds to the stenciled words (Tick Tock stencil) here too.

The Copper Metal Effects adds to the stenciled words (Tick Tock stencil) here too.

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The front and back cover.. Psst ....you haven't seen it, have you ?  I turned the back cover wrong side up, so I had to punch another row of holes. O well... it adds to the feel of the booklet :)

The front and back cover.. Psst ....you haven't seen it, have you ? I turned the back cover wrong side up, so I had to punch another row of holes. O well... it adds to the feel of the booklet :)

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Time to assemble...

Time to assemble...

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The finished project. The inside pages have been cut to size from a not-used-but-second-hand photo album...

The finished project. The inside pages have been cut to size from a not-used-but-second-hand photo album...

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The yummy Art Anthology products I've used! (stencil is missing in the picture, it's well used!)

The yummy Art Anthology products I've used! (stencil is missing in the picture, it's well used!)

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LOVE the weathery look the heat embossing created.

LOVE the weathery look the heat embossing created.

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It will make for a nice and personal gift.. ..to be used as a booklet for photographs, art journaling or maybe just to make some notes.

It will make for a nice and personal gift.. ..to be used as a booklet for photographs, art journaling or maybe just to make some notes.

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