Saturday, February 15, 2020

Darkroom Door Bohemian Lace Journal & Poppy Card

Happy Sunday friends!  It's Autumn Clark from SewPaperPaint with you for a Saturday Special post.  I'm sharing a super quick and easy altered journal/sketchbook that you could easily make as gifts for your boho loving friends. 

My friend @carolinasweetlee taught me this technique for making chalkboard paper.  Simply freshly reink your Black Soot Distress Oxide pad and rub it until you cover 98% of a sheet of cardstock.  The white spaces look like a wiped chalkboard.  Now, you need to let this dry 100%!  It will give you black fingerprints and you can easily make a mess, so heat set the paper and set aside for a while.  And clean your fingers!  ;0

I had intended to turn this panel into a card, but liked it so much I adhered it to a purchased journal.  I stamped the Darkroom Door Arrows Background stamp in Black Soot DOX onto white cardstock and stitched it across the chalkboard piece.  Then I stitched lots of laces and velvet trim.

I embossed the Darkroom Door Wander Quote stamp in Brass EP and mounted it over my collage.  You could use any color of EP here to coordinate with your own trims.  I adhered a trio of vintage buttons along the top. 

Lastly, I sanded the kraft paged notebook to remove the sheen so it would tie in with the chalkboard.  I adhered my panel onto the front, then adhered lace "bookmarks to the inside front cover with cloth tape.

I used the remainder of my Black Soot chalkboard panel to whip out another simple card using the same stamps.  I tucked in a paper poppy and added red stitching and embossing to give this card more of a pop.  

I hope you find these projects inspiring and will take a peek at the Topflight Stamps shop for more Darkroom Door stamps to spark your muse.  

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