New Year Embossed Journal

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DIY Embossed Journal

Hey guys – it’s Aki again from Minted Strawberry. For some reason I love hoarding notebooks. I specially love ones with a special message, or a creative design or a special material – I especially love the glint of foil and similar materials! Here’s an easy way to personalize any notebook and add your own touch – maybe a 2015 journal like mine?

Supplies:

  • Blank notebook
  • Number stickers, or make your own with your die-cutter
  • Painter’s tape
  • Embossing ink pad
  • Embossing powder (metallic gold)
  • Heat gun

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First, get your blank notebook – I absolutely love the ones from Muji, but any blank notebook will do. Get your number stickers as well or cut your own. I used ‘Bebas’ font to create 2015 and cut it with my Silhouette Portrait.

 

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If you are using store-bought vinyl number stickers, line them up using a ruler and mask the sides you want covered with some painter’s tape.

 

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If you are using the reverse image, transfer the reverse image and mask the sides as well to ensure no embossing ink gets through.

 

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Cover the whole area with embossing ink and peel carefully, making sure you don’t smear the ink everywhere. Embossing ink takes a while to dry, so it’s okay to take your time.

 

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Next, pour the embossing powder onto the design, and shake the excess off.

 

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You may want to use a brush to dust off any stray powder left, but be careful not to disturb the main image.

 

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Finally, apply heat with the heat gun and watch it turn to metallic awesomeness! Alternatively, you can use some stamp material to make a stamp and emboss it the traditional way, but I find this gives me a cleaner result than using a stamp (I’m not a very good stamper).

 

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Have fun making some sweet notebooks!

 

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    Brenda Porter

    This is really nice! I love how they turned out! Thanks for sharing.