Tres Jolie Kit :: ATC Journal

Making a steampunk ATC Journal using the Cards, Tags and More kit from Tres Jolie’s June Kit. #sponsored #guestdesigner

atc journal

This month I am a guest designer at Tres Jolie Kits. I was sent the June Cards, Tags, and More kit. I decided to alter the ATC journal and incorporate chipboard gears on the cover. The process used layering and I will take you through it step by step.

inside lining

I actually started on the inside of the journal. Using watered-down Nori paste and patterned tissue paper cut to size, I lined both the front and back inside cover. The tissue paper was found at the Dollar Tree.

outside tissue collage

Using the same technique as above, I covered the entire outside of the journal with torn collage pieces of green and tan tissue paper. The Nori paste was used under and over the tissue paper on the cover.

outside journal painting

I incorporated the chip board gears into the tissue paper layer using the Nori paste to glue the gears in place as well as placing some tissue paper over parts of the gears. 

Then I did a brown metallic paint wash (watered down paint) over the entire cover, then let it dry over night. This technique enhanced the torn edges of the tissue paper as well as the wrinkles.

outside stencil design

To finish off the look, I used a stencil and ink brush bending technique with Distress Oxide ink pads in random areas of the cover.


Here is a close-up image of all the actual and visual texture on the cover. My journal is now ready to put ATCs inside!

Check back later this month to see the ATC cards I made to put in this journal.

June is Tres Jolie’s anniversary month. I will have three more projects on their blog using pieces from the kit. Below is the unboxing video I made of the kit I was sent.