Hello friends!! How have you been? It's me Aadhira with another project for ACOT. I made a mini book using 'Day in the Life Collection Kit' by Echo Park Paper CO.
I removed a binding wire from a drawing book and used that to make this book. This idea to create a book popped up when I saw the papers in the collection kit. I was not sure whether it would work out but it turned out to be perfect!
I hope you liked the idea and do let me know your opinion. Thank you so much for taking the time to read this blog!
Have an amazing day!
I am Aadhira, from India. Paper Crafting has always been my passion from a very young age. The idea to turn my passion into my small business was very random and I am happy that I did follow my passion. The social media platforms made it super easy for me to build and grow my business.
I love creating albums (especially mini albums), cards, 3-d projects, and scrapbooks layouts. My style is mostly colorful but I do love vintage crafting too. I love to read, travel, and of course craft! Scrapbooking is one of the best ways to document happy memories. I can't wait to get started!
Not all of our classes fit into a category. Sometimes we want to try out something new, something we haven't tried for a while, or something one of our viewers has suggested. Hand lettering, crocheting, coloring, and more. Check out the videos below if you are ready to try something new.
Have you ever wanted to try making your own jewelry? We will be showing you how to use UV Resin to create your own unique jewelry!
There are many more coloring techniques using markers other than coloring on a coloring page. In this class, we will show you how to use alcohol markers, duel brush markers, and how to blend with them.
Have you been wanting to learn how to crochet? This is a class for beginners where we will start with the basics of crocheting, talk through choosing your yarn and hook size, then start to crochet!
Learn some hand lettering basics with us and some fun techniques. In this class, we will be using Tombow Dual Brush Markers and Fudenosuke Markers. Both of these products come in the Advanced Hand Lettering Kit or you can buy them separately.
Print out some hand lettering practice sheets! Click on the links below to get free practice sheets.
Let's play with resin! Resin is such a fun medium to explore because of all the different things you can do with it. This will be an introductory class on how to use the Color Pour Resin from American Crafts with various molds and coasters.
- Resin & Hardener, Disposable cups to mix in - at least 3, Disposable gloves, Resin Tool Kit or stir sticks, Resin Dyes, Resin Syringes
- Molds or coasters. We used these:
Hollow wood coasters
Wood Tray Coasters
Layered River Wood Coasters
Nocturnal Elements Moulds
My Sweet Silicone Mould
Nature Lover Silicone Mould
Paint pouring is a form of abstract painting where instead of using paintbrushes you pour paint right onto the canvas. We will be using Color Pour paint which is perfect as it is pre-mixed with a pouring medium for optimal flow and amazing results. This is a fun painting technique for both beginners and pros!
Here are the products I used:
The 8oz of resin is the perfect amount to make a front and back cover and have a little leftover. If you have not worked with resin before it can seem intimidating, but once you get going it is a quick and simple process. You have one bottle of resin and one hardener. Once they are mixed together, they begin to harden. Because of this, you want to keep them separated until you are ready for them to harden.
You want equal parts resin and hardener. To ensure this I pour them each into their own little cup, then scrape them out into a bigger cup or bowl.
You want them mixed well. If there is an area that did not get mixed together, it will be gooey, sticky, and never harden. I spend about 3-5 minutes mixing making sure to scrape the sides and bottom of the bowl. After it is thoroughly mixed, it's time to pour it into the mold. I like to have backup molds ready to go in case I have extra resin because I hate wasting it. For this project, I grabbed the Star and Moon mould.
When working with resin you need to move quickly. Most resin allows you to work with it for up to 30 minutes, but I like to be finished with it in 5-10. After playing with it for too long you'll begin to have streaks and lines on your resin and it's not as smooth. After the resin is added to the mold and smoothed over it, it is time to add any add-ins. For this cover, I'm adding drops of pigmented dye and use a silicon tool to swirl it around. I started with a few drops and added more as needed. Be careful not to add too much dye because it can affect how the resin sets and could leave you with sticky spots. If this happens, (you won't notice it until you have let the resin set 24-48 hours) I recommend pouring a thin layer of clear resin over the whole cover once again and letting it harden.
Next, I added sequin stars to the cover. I wanted some to rest on the surface and others I pushed to the bottom of the mold so there would be stars on both sides. Some I pushed through only halfway.
It took about 8 minutes to pour the resin into the mold, swirl in the dye, and add the stars. Once it is how I wanted it, I add heat to it using a heat tool. This is an important step because it brings any air bubbles to the surface and pops them. Once you use the heat tool, do not touch it again until it is dry! The heat has jump-started the curing process.
After 24 hours you can usually take it out of the mold, although it may still be a little floppy and not fully hardened yet. I usually like to leave it sitting in the mold closer to 48 hours to be sure that it has been fully cured. Next, I took some of the stars and moon from my additional mold and glued them onto the cover. Repeat this process to make the backside of your book.
I used black paper to keep with the galaxy theme which will be great to journal on using a white gel pen. I used the Mini Cinch to bind the book together. You can see a full tutorial on how to use the Cinch HERE.
This is such a fun process and I love how this journal came out! It even glows in the dark!! There are so many ways to personalize this and make it your own!
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