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Use A Bit Of Everything To Make A Denim Journal by Donna Salazar

Hello everyone! Donna Salazar here with a pretty detailed photo tutorial for you. I was  challenged to make a project using almost everything in my Donna Salazar with Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L® product line.  Here is the Denim Art Journal that I created…

Use A Bit Of Everything To Make A Denim Journal by Donna Salazar

I like to lay everything out on my project first before I start to adhere stuff.

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I knew the 3D Foam Swirls were going to be peeking out at the top so I just left that one there and used my finger to add the Pigment Powder Blue to the adhesive surface.

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And… because my memory only lasts about 5 minutes and I would forget what I had where, I just flipped the whole design up and started to adhere the pieces with Girlie Grunge Art Medium. I added medium under each piece…

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Then I added Girlie Grunge Art Medium over the top of the piece. This first piece is from Canvas Ribbons. I added Girlie Grunge Art Medium to the underside of the next piece as well,  then flipped it down and added more on top.

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I continued doing the same, until I had all the little banner type pieces adhered.

The second pieces is from Pennant Set.

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This is another piece of Canvas Ribbon.

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This is from Texture Ribbons.

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This piece is also from Canvas Ribbons.

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I wanted to add a bit of shimmery color to the lace so I placed two pieces of Lace Ribbon on a non stick surface, painted them with Girlie Grunge Art Medium then used a fluffy brush to add Pigment Powder Pink. You get a lot more shimmer if you add the Pigment Powder this way rather than mixing directly into the Girlie Grunge Art Medium.

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As the medium was still wet so it was super easy adding the Lace Ribbon pieces.

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Since I had laid everything out first and even had the 3D Foam Swirls on the ribbons I was able to place them on top in almost one piece. The photo below is me painting a layer of Girlie Grunge Art Medium on the back of the Denim Ribbon and you can see the Girlie Grunge Twine and other bits poking out from behind.

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The photo below is of me painting Girlie Grunge Art Medium on the back of 2nd ribbon in the Denim Ribbons.

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I then lifted the top edge of the Denim Ribbon with stars and tucked the scallop edge Denim Ribbon underneath.

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I removed the liner from the 2 remaining 3D Foam Swirls and added Pigment Powder Blue to those with my finger as well.

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I then painted the underside of the loopy lace from Lace Ribbons and adhered it under the top edge of the Denim Ribbon with stars.

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I then painted over the Girlie Grunge Twine that stretched across as well as a bow made from the same. The Girlie Grunge Twine that stretches across is long enough to wrap around to the inside (you’ll see this in a bit).

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I added Pigment Powder in Gold, Silver & Brown to these 3D Foam Keys, brushed over with Girlie Grunge Art Medium then added a bit more to give them an antiqued look. I also added Pigment Powder to the back of the keys so there isn’t any exposed adhesive on these keys. I tied Girlie Grunge Twine to the tops and use these as free hanging embellishments.

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I adhered the keys just under the Girlie Grunge Twine bow, tied a bow with the organza ribbon from Texture Ribbons, adhered the bow with Dodz Adhesive Dots XL then heated the organza so that it would ruffle. That is a unique quality of this organza… it is thick and when heated a bit with a heat gun it will ruffle. A lower quality organza will melt and dissolve.

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I stretched the Girlie Grunge Twine across the inside of the journal cover, taped over it with Girlie Grunge Tissue Tape (Denim & Floral) then painted over that with Girlie Grunge Art Medium.

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I added some of E-Z Stars  then used my finger to burnish Pigment Powder Gold into the adhesive.

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I added tabs to the inside pages with Girlie Grunge Tissue Tape (Denim & Floral).

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And here are a couple close ups. I used almost my entire collections except Girlie Grunge Tissue Tape (Oak & Ash), Pigment Powder Wine and Girlie Grunge Gauze.

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Product used:
Donna Salazar with Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L®:
Girlie Grunge Tissue Tape (Denim & Floral)
Girlie Grunge Twine; Girlie Grunge Art Medium
Pigment Powder Silver
Pigment Powder Brown
Pigment Powder Gold
Pigment Powder Pink
Pigment Powder Blue
Lace Ribbon
Texture Ribbon
Canvas Ribbon
Denim Ribbon
Pennant Set
E-Z Stars Refillable Dispenser
Dodz Adhesive Dots XL
Denim Art Journal
3D Foam Swirls
3D Foam Keys

Thanks for stopping by!!! Smooches ~D~

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