Sep 1, 2017

Rusted Eileen Hull Seth Apter Journal


Hi friends!  I'm thrilled today to be posting my first project for my new blog, Mini Album Makers Challenge.  I hope you will hop on over and see the design team announcement and inspiration from our talented new team.


I could not be happier to announce the ever talented Seth Apter has graciously sponsored our first challenge.  One lucky winner will receive this prize pack of Seth's stamps and stencils!


All this excitement inspired me to make this rusty journal.  You may remember my other Seth Apter inspired journal, which I posted HERE.


My Eileen Hull Scoreboards XL Journal covers were gifted to me by the sweetest Julia Aston while I waited to get my own die.  Thank you Julia!  She cut them from the Sizzix matboard.  To create a window in your journal, first decide on the placement of the inner components.  Lay things out and determine the size for your window.  Use an exacto knife to cut through your cover.


I created this rusty texture by blending a mix of Prima rust pastes.  I kept layering while the pastes were wet so that they blended well.  I used a palette knife rather than a brush.  When I had sufficient coverage, I then brushed on watery Distress Oxide in Vintage Photo.  The oxidized ink really lends to the old rusty look.  I embossed Seth's lines texture stamp in Walnut Stain Distress EP and stamped the grid texture in copper.  The little brads were also given a rusty treatment.


I cut my window after altering my cover with the texture pastes.  After I cut the window I adhered designer paper to the inside of the cover.  I used scissors along the edges, then gave it a light sanding along the edge.  Normally you adhere your papers before cutting the covers with your machine.  But this gave me a surface to adhere the cutout onto.  I held it up to the light to make sure I placed it evenly over the hole.


I added some rays of light with a old credit card and metallic paint.  The amazing rusty angel is a gift from my amazing friend Mimi.  


She also gave me these fabulous rusty nails.  I had my husband to saw a small chunk out of one nail so that I could make the X pattern and have them lie flat.  I am reminded that Jesus chose the nails because of His great love for us.  The sentiment is from an old hymn book.


I embossed Seth's Coffee Ring dies with chunky EP.  I glued to a second cut from black children's craft foam.  This made quite the thick embellishment.  I stamped Seth's circle texture stamp beneath each coffee ring.  I aged the edges of the paper beneath with more DOX.


I punched additional holes in my spine by lining up the center hole from one cover with the opposite cover and marking the placement of the hole, then punching with my Cropadile.  This allowed me to use the pamphlet stitch below, only the stitching is reversed for this book, so that the tails are hidden inside.  I used waxed linen.  I painted the cracks and edges of my covers with DOX.


I also punched a hole at the top of my spine (through both adhered layers) to string an old key for a bookmark.  It dangles beautifully below the book.


Here are the inserts, all made from loose leaf graph paper and covered with Tim Holtz papers.



These awesome letter/number ephemera pieces were a gift from the lovely Jackie P. Neal.  Love them and so happy to use them in my journal!  :)


To make the inserts, I folded ten sheets of graph paper in half, one at a time.  I then cut the patterned paper down to 8.5x11 and folded it as well.  Next, I opened each one and nestled them together.  (Prefolding each page does help the finished pages to line up better.)  I used a clip to hold them in place and stapled two staples (near the top and bottom center) with a long arm stapler.  I then cut down to size using a rotary cutter (8 x 4 1/4" - which is a little smaller than Eileen suggests due to cutting off the three holes from the paper AND so that the pamphlet stitch wraps around the top and bottom easily).  This forms nice sharp edges and was easier for me than an Exacto knife.  I opened the inserts up and used a Japanese screw punch to add a center hole for threading the pamphlet stitch.


I really hope you've enjoyed this tutorial and are inspired to play along with our challenge for a chance to win Seth's fabulous stamps and stencils.  You can find other Seth Apter products and the products used in this tutorial at the Funkie Junkie Boutique.  If you're going rusty, make sure to play along with our current challenge at Frilly and Funkie too, where our theme is A Little Rusty this fortnight.  Have a great day!




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44 comments:

  1. What an amazing piece of Art Autumn, ever inspiring. The effects you have achieved are fabulous and your use of Eileen's and Seth's dies are a marriage made in heaven. Thank you for sharing this wonderful piece of art with us all. Big Hugs Tracey xx

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  2. A very beautiful and amazing album here, and a great tutorial you´ve shared too. Very easy to follow and make ourself, I think.
    Thanks sooo much for sharing this, it looks really great.

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  3. This is just brilliant dear Autumn! What a fantastic unique journal this is!
    I wish you much fun at your new adventure with the challenge blog!
    Such a great idea!!!
    oxo Susi

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  4. OOOOOOH, yes, Autumn! You have mastered the rust! Love, love, LOVE your rusty, crusty album and that fantastic centerpiece! That paste really is made so much more realistic with the addition of the DOX and the Distress EP and Seth's stamps to boot! I'm wondering where one gets those EP's now; can't find them anywhere!

    Mimi's gift of the nails and angel are used perfectly here, and I love your reference to our Savior, Jesus! What a wonderful post; pinned so I can come back for the tutorial! Fabulous work and a wonderful post! So happy for the launch of your new challenge blog with your amazingly talented team; I'm sure it's going to be a great success and I look forward to participating! Big, big hugs, my friend! I couldn't be more proud!

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  5. It's so exciting to be setting off on this adventure with you - and what a stunning rusty journal you've created here. A beauty!
    Alison x

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  6. Autumn this is amazing, stunning, full of texture and you clearly enjoyed making it. I so enjoyed reading your post, the process and as always your attention to detail is staggering. Congratulations on the first day of your new challenge xxx

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  7. I'm AWED by your AWESOME work Autumn. You just never cease to AMAZE me with your TALENTS. You are INCREDIBLE as is this ABSOLUTELY SPECTACULAR creation. Xj.

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  8. I am so thrilled to be working alongside you on your wonderful new team Autumn. Your journal is stunning, I just love the rusting and those rusty nails are incredible! Hugs, Anne xx

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  9. Congratulations on the new challenge Autumn!
    What a beautiful album you've created!
    Have a great weekend,
    Alison xx

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  10. Congrats on your first challenge, Autumn!! What an absolutely stunning journal!! The rust is amazing!! I love the rusty nails, too!! Super-duper spectacular, my friend!! Love it!! Have a great weekend!! Big hugs :)

    Lisa
    A Mermaid's Crafts

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  11. Absolutely fNtastic Autumn, adore this journal. Tracy x

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  12. What a gorgeous piece. Love all the *rusty* bits. Thanks so much for choosing me for your new team. Looking forward to sharing many future mini-albums.

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  13. oh, oh, oh I LOVE this!! Fab rust and papers and even more fab sentiment! =)

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  14. What an amazing album! So much to look at inside and outside. I love the rusty cover and the nail. And of course your inspiration for the front is wonderful! I am so glad that Jesus found a way to die for me! Everything about your book is fabulous. Looking forward to playing along with your challenge when time permits.
    Kate

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  15. Jaw off the floor time again here Autumn! Your command of Mr Grunge is stellar. I'd love to reach out and touch that cover and run my fingers over those vintage nails. My Dad used to have a tin of those in his shed. Each page is a little treasure to savour slowly. Thank you for sharing your prodigious gifts with us. x

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  16. Huge congrats on the new challenge blog, so exciting and lovely to see your album which is just fabulous xxx

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  17. Autumn what a beautiful book! You make me want to rust things :-) Love how you inset Seth's circles and cut out the Journal cover- great idea!

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  18. A fabulous journal Autumn. Love the rustiness x

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  19. Wow, everytime I visit here I am so happy to see what you made! This is gorgeous, love the rustic look and those nails are so perfect for this!

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  20. What a fabulous journal Autumn - love all the rusty textures you have used, and the treatment you have given the wonderful Seth Apter coffee rings!!
    Blessings
    Maxine

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  21. Absolutely love this gorgeous rusty covered album Autumn fabulous and just perfect for our first challenge sponsor the wonderful Seth! I am super excited to be part of your wonderful team this is going to be one amazing ride!

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  22. Autumn, your journal is amazing! Whenever I see your journals from this die, it makes me want to get one! Your rusty cover is so cool, and I love your pages within. What an awesome start for your new blog...congrats!

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  23. This is amazing!! The first thing I thought of when I saw your journal was the nails on the cross! What a beautiful journal with so much symbolism! You're a great artist! Cindy

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  24. I love this book/journal. I think junk journals and such are so fascinating! Thanks so much for having me on the team. I am excited to make minis and share techniques!

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  25. WOW! This is a true work of art! Happy Weekend. Judy x

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  26. Totally out of my element, but I sure love seeing your projects, Autumn! So artistic--wonderful elements! I'd like to ask you something if you have time to e-mail me through Contact Me on the right side of my blog https://ggnursecreations.blogspot.com/ Hope you're having a great holiday weekend!

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  27. Wow wow wow!! What an absolute gem, I love the design of this... x

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  28. Beautiful and such a work of art! The rusty crusty bits are my fave and such a wonderful bonding! Huge huge congrats on your new challenge blog and Seth is such a dear to offer a bountiful prize pack! Awesome sauce dearie!

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  29. Freaking awesome rusty album, Autumn! LOVE it!!

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  30. So absolutely gorgeous! I love the rusty bits and gorgeous textures.... perfection! ;-)

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  31. What an awesome result, LOVE this album Autumn...it's stunning! Ingenious use of EP and the black foam to add depth...inspired and want to try. The embellishments all look like real salvaged items. What a way to start your new blog! Hugs Ruth xxx

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  32. Your journal is absolutely fabulous Autumn x Love the wonderful textures and details both inside and out.....I am so looking forward to participating and learning from your new challenge blog and wish you much success

    Huge hugs
    Annie xx

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  33. Hi Autumn,

    wow, this is amazing, I love everything about it!

    Hugs
    Ela

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  34. Autumn , your journal is totally beautiful and oh so cool!! Having read how you put this together and the attention to details, such as the nail and reminder of Christ, you inspire me so!
    I hope to join in on the first challenge for your new group- and if I have not said it already
    HUGE Congratulations on putting this together!! I could not be more thrilled for you!
    A fine creative team you have assembled as well!
    huge hugs,Jackie

    ps..I thought that 7 looked familiar and was delighted to read as I went along that you had used the pieces I had sent you! made my morning! xx

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  35. what a gorgeous rusted journal you created with Eileen's journal die Autumn - beautiful pages and decorations inside and out - this is such a fun challenge - and while I'm no where near as talented as the DT in journals - I do love them and will learn so much from everyone's creations! Julia xx

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  36. Gorgeous Autumn, love it to bits and hope to join in soon. Happy crafting, Angela xXx

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  37. Wow!!!! Amazing piece! And thank you for the sketch:) I finally understand how the three hole stitch works;p

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  38. Gorgeous journal Autumn! Love the rust technique and the beautifully layered pages(now I'll have to go buy those pastes)! ~Heather

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  39. I'm excited about this new challenge and the team (including YOU) appears to be quite talented!!! I love the techniques you used on your journal and it turned out wonderful :) Hugs...Janie

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  40. What an absolutely spectacular album and a wonderful tutorial Autumn, thank you so much for sharing it! Congratulations on the start of your exciting new challenge blog and what a fabulous DT you have assembled, really looking forward to seeing what secrets you share with us all and to joining in the fun! Deb xo

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  41. Wow Autumn! I adore your book!!! Stunning cover!!!

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