Beautiful Mixed Media Folio

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Hope you are all well! I’m back with a tutorial for you all. This month, I decided to create a mixed media folio which can be used as a journal keeper, and album and much more. I wanted to incorporate scrapbooking and mixed media in today’s project but before, proceeding further, take a look below for the details of our monthly challenge.

CrafTangles Monthly Challenge July 2021

Here’s a look at my beautiful mixed media folio:

Beautiful Mixed Media Folio 1

I wanted to create layers using paper elements and add some details to my background of the cover. I therefore used a stencil, texture paste and liquid watercolours along with fussy cut elements.

Here’s how I created the folio:

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Step 1- I used 2 sheets of Dual Cardstock
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Step 2- Cut two pieces – 5 7/8″ x 11″, 8″x 11″
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Step 3- Score the smaller piece at 2 3/4″ on the 11″ side and at 5 1/2″ on the 5 7/8″ side
Beautiful Mixed Media Folio 5
Step 4- Score the bigger piece at 3/8″ and 5 7/8″ on the 8″ side and 23/4″ on the 11″ side
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Step 5- Glue together the two pieces on the long side, folding over the narrow scored sections. This gives us a foldable booklet.
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Step 6- Cut the right bottom corner rectangle
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Step 7- Time to glue the bottom to create pockets. Apply glue only on the sides as marked above, folded over and burnish well
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Here’s a look at the folded folio
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Step 8- Round the corners of the smaller flap, that’ll mark the opening and closing of the folio.
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Step 9- Glue two magnets one on the base and one on the flap centering it.
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Step 10- Use the paper pack of your choice, to decorate the album. Cut pieces 1/4″ shorter than the base to leave a border around.
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Here’s a quick video tutorial to decorate the cover:

Here are some close ups of mixed media folio:

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Beautiful Mixed Media Folio 20

Supplies used

  1. CrafTangles Dual Texture White- 230 gsm cardstock
  2. CrafTangles Countryside 12″ Papers
  3. CrafTangles Script Stencil
  4. CrafTangles Old Newspaper Stamp
  5. CrafTangles liquid watercolours- Vibrant Violet, Evergreen
  6. CrafTangles Chipboard Cuts- Antique Lace
  7. CrafTangles Clear Gloss Texture Paste
  8. Distress Inks- Wilted Violet, Forest Moss

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Hope you enjoyed today’s tutorial! Happy Crafting!

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Aditi Mahajan

A nomadic soul, who loves to explore. Her artsy name is Dots to Lines and she is a mixed media artist who enjoys living her life in colour and inspiring those around.

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