With Thanksgiving arriving tomorrow, Ranger’s Patti Behan was inspired to create this page in her journal that features Dylusions Ink Sprays and Studio Gloss Multi-Medium. You can use this technique to create your own glossy textured finish in your journal pages! For this tutorial Patti used:
- Dylusions Small Journal
- Dylusions Ink Sprays: London Blue, Vibrant Turquoise, White Linen, Pure Sunshine, Lemon Zest, Cherry Pie, Postbox Red
- Ranger Mister Bottle filled with water
- Tim Holtz Detail Water Brush filled with London Blue Ink Spray
- Archival Ink-Cobalt
- Ranger Glossy Accents
- Studio Multi-Medium-Gloss
- Ranger Manila Cardstock
- Dylusions Stencils –Large Diamond of a Border
- Ranger Non-Stick Craft Sheet
- Ranger Heat it Craft Tool
- Ranger Pop it Shapes
- Tim Holtz Stampers Anonymous Collection Stamp Set-Worn Text
- Tim Holtz Alterations by Sizzix – Vagabond Machine; Mini Hearts Set and Mini Bird and Cage Set Movers & Shapers
- White Paint Pen
- Black Sharpie Marker
- Sun Pattern (Click Here to Download)
Step 1: Open journal to work on a two-page spread. Mist both pages with water. Then randomly spray pages with London Blue and Vibrant Turquoise. Blot with a paper towel roll.
Step 2: Place Diamond of a Border Stencil on the right side of the journal and spray water through the stencil. Let the water sit to penetrate the page for about 20 seconds. Flip the stencil over to the other side of the journal and press the wet side against the page to get a negative image. Hold it there for a few seconds and then remove. Blot both pages with a paper towel roll. Dry with Heat it Tool. Next, place stencil over the right side again and spray London Blue Ink through. Repeat on the left side. Use Heat Tool to dry.
Step 3: Use White Linen Ink Spray to make some clouds near the top.
Step 4: Spritz some Pure Sunshine Ink Spray randomly on the pages. Use a water brush filled with London Blue Ink to outline the clouds a little bit.
Step 5: Stamp quote using Worn Text stamp set and Cobalt Archival Ink. Outline letters with a Black Sharpie and apply Glossy Accents on top of the letters. Set aside to dry. (NOTE: Anchor the page down if needed so that it lies flat while the Glossy Accents are drying.)
Step 6: Trace sun pattern onto manila cardstock and cut out. Mist both pieces with water. Then spray Lemon Zest until fully covered. Add a light mist of Pure Sunshine. Dry with Heat Tool. Apply a thick coat of Gloss Medium on the sun rays and semicircle. Make swirls with your finger to add some texture to the pieces. Hold the Heat Tool about 8 inches from the pieces and semi-dry the medium (if you get too close it will start to bubble).
Step 7: Spray some Pure Sunshine so that it catches in the cracks. Heat to dry.
Step 8: Add more Pure Sunshine and dry again if needed.
Step 9: Die cut bird from Manila cardstock. Cut off legs. Repeat the same procedure as above: Spray with Lemon Zest and Pure Sunshine; dry; add Gloss Medium; dry and add a little bit of postbox red.
Step 10: Die Cut heart from Manila cardstock. Repeat the same procedure as Steps 6 and 7: Spray with Cherry Pie; dry; add Gloss Medium; Spray with Postbox Red; dry.
Step 11: Once everything is dry, doodle a border around the pages with a Black Sharpie and White Paint pen. Glue the sun rays down with the Gloss Multi-Medium and adhere the rest of the pieces with Pop it Shapes for added dimension.