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Difficulty Level: Intermediate
Approximate Time: 2 Hours
How to Make a Steampunk Clock Journal
Time flies when you’re crafting! Try creating this steampunk inspired journal to use for school, work or just making day-to-day lists and journaling. This trendy journal may look like it’s made out of distressed metal, but you can create it with glossy paper, sequin sheets and alcohol inks!
Mix ink with blending solution
Apply a few drops of alcohol ink to the applicator with a couple of drops of alcohol blending solution.
Pounce the applicator
Randomly pounce the applicator on the glossy side of the gloss paper. Reapply ink and solution to the applicator if necessary.
Cut the gloss paper
Cut the gloss paper to fit the front of the journal.
Apply the gloss paper
Apply the gloss paper to the front of the journal using rubber cement per the manufacturer’s instructions.
Emboss sequin sheets
Emboss sequin sheets with the clock embossing folder.
Apply alcohol inks to the sequin sheet.
Cut out the clocks and apply them to the front of the journal using rubber cement.
Embellish the front of the journal with clock pieces and feathered wing beads.
Wrap journal with Baker's twine
Wrap and tie Baker’s twine on the journal, then add beads to accent the ends of the twine.