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Hi! I'm sharing a fun school themed notebook today that I created for the Clearsnap September Color Inspiration Challenge. At the beginning of every month, Clearsnap posts an inspiration challenge on the Clearsnap Blog featuring inspired fashion, trends, and a few inkpads to inspire you to create something during the month. The mood board this month features bright blue, red and yellow, which I think just screams back-to-school!
I used Izink, a Teresa Collins ColorBox Posh White Inkpad (NEW color!), a ColorBox Midnight Archival Inkpad, ColorBox Clear Embossing Powder, the Ann Butler Lattice Art Screen and a set of foam stamps to transform this purse-sized notebook that I picked up from the discount section of a local retailer.
This is what I started with. I loved the elastic band that holds the notebook closed. There is also a fantastic section of divided envelope pockets in the back of this book that I know will be extremely useful!
Step 1. Cover the front and back of the notebook with gesso.
Step 2. Use a paintbrush to add a layer of Iris Izink to the notebook covers. Dry with a heat gun.
Step 3. Use the Izink dropper top to apply small pools of Tomato and Mimosa Izink onto the front and back covers of the notebook. Spread the color with a craft stick. Dry with a heat gun. Note: I did not want the different colors of Izink to mix, so I used Tomato Izink on the back cover and Mimosa Izink on the front cover and made sure that the ink was dry before switching colors. If I wasn't working with a specific color palette, I would have let the colors mix!
Step 4. Use the dropper top to apply small pools of Tomato and Mimosa Izink onto the front and back covers of the notebook. Spread the color with a craft stick. Dry with a heat gun.
Step 5. Apply Teresa Collins Posh White Pigment Ink over an Ann Butler Lattice Art Screen onto the notebook cover in a random fashion using an Art Dauber. Cover the ink with ColorBox Clear Embossing Powder and heat set.
Step 6. Stamp the word "NOTES" onto the front cover using ColorBox Midnight Archival Ink to finish the project. Note: I feel like the black ink and the Iris Izink are competing too much, making the stamped letters hard to read. If I created this project again, I'd probably use Mimosa Izink (yellow) for the base color.
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Aladine Pigment Izink: Iris, Mimosa, Tomato
Colorbox Pigment Ink by Teresa Collins: Posh White
ColorBox Archival Dye Ink: Midnight
ColorBox Embossing Powder: Clear
ColorBox Art Screens by Ann Butler: Lattice
ColorBox Blending Kit