Monday, May 7, 2018

ATC Journal

Hi Everyone,
I'm up on the Gypsy Soul Laser Cuts blog today showing you this awesome ATC ticket journal that will be coming soon to the Gypsy Soul Laser Cuts store.

Start by adding a thin layer of gesso to the journal on the front and the back.  Once it is dry paint with Deco Art Fluid Acrylic Paint in Titan Buff.  Using Distress Collage medium adhere small pieces of Tim Holtz Tissue wrap and Collage paper to each side.  Be sure you cover the entire journal with Collage Medium as it makes it easier to move around your color later.
Once the collage medium is dry add stamps using archival inks. I used stamps from the Tim Holtz Entomology set, Sideshow, Classics #6, and Mixed Media.  I used archivals in Potting Soil, Jet Black, Coffee, and Hydrangea. 
After you are happy with your base you can add color using Distress Crayons(black soot, walnut stain, vintage photo); paint(Dina Wakley Gilt and Tim Black Soot); and gel pens.
Cut a piece of the honeycomb and emboss(Emerald Creek Charred Gold) it. I added bits throughout the journal and just cut the pieces to size as I went.   
The crown is colored with a gel pen.

Here the honeycomb and bee are colored using a gel pen. 

These little bits are the centers of the comb. They are supposed to be waste, but you can always put those little bits to good use.  
To hold the journal together I used a large vintage pin I just purchased at a local junk show. The cover has a story stick and a quote token from Tim Holtz. 
Here are a few closeups for you too. 
I'm entering this into the Frilly and Funkie Neutral Point of View Challenge. 


  1. PINNED this beauty....atc's are not very popular anymore, and I LOVE the concept on a book. Fab work, each one!

    1. Thank you so much Anita! You have been so kind commenting on all of my posts!

  2. love this little book. just fabulous.

  3. What an inspiration! Lovely work. Thanks for sharing.

  4. This is so cool. I love everything teeny tiny detail.

  5. Jess, you never fail to amaze me! I love every single inch of this tiny book! Every 'page' is a head turner, and it is perfect for our Neutral Point of View challenge! Thank you for sharing! Hugs!

  6. This is out of this world beautiful and amazing! I'm so inspired and want to CASE your design! The accordion ticket album is a great design and I'm sure will be a top seller at GSLC. We would love to have you share with us at Mini Album Makers. Find the rules:
    Hugs, Autumn

  7. Wow, wow and wow again Jess! The shape of this mini album is wonderful, you have decorated each page exquisitely, with so much beautiful detail. It never ceases to amaze me how much can be fitted on an ATC. Love this SO much!!

    Thank you for joining in with us this month at Mini Album Makers! Anne xx

  8. Such a wonderful little treasure - and so much work! Every detail is lovely and inspired! ~Heather

  9. A stunning accordion booklet - every page is a delight, with grungy vintage detailing done to perfection. I love the ticket pages. Thanks so much for playing along with us at Mini Album Makers.
    Alison x

  10. The transformation from start to finish is mind-boggling! I love this mini!!! Thanks for sharing with us at Mini Album Makers Challenge!


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I've received products/compensation as part of the Gypsy Soul Laser Cuts Design teams. My projects, however, are 100% my own.