It’s always fun creating with Eileen Hull dies, but really exciting, interesting and fun when there are brand new designs.
The newest Eileen Hull dies released by Sizzix are the Folio, Mandala and Folio Page, Pocket and Flowers. I will be showing how I combined these dies for my creation.
Though I will not be giving step-by-step instructions, this post will give a description of the process I used.
When creating projects with Sizzix dies I have a tendency to try to combine a variety of materials and also play around with with the designs of the dies by altering them or combining them with others.
The folio die will likely become another favorite! I think you will see that with the creations by the others participating in this blog hop. It’s always inspiring to see the ideas shared. This project begins of course with the folio die-cut design. It does have a old, shabby distressed look because of the materials used, plus the surface techniques used. The addition of the mandala design, the red, wool hearts and ribbon each add a little touch of warmth to the finished project.
- This version has a spine that extends as far as possible. This gave me the opportunity to include several sections inside.
- The outside of the folio was painted with a metallic copper paint. Brushed over with a wash of brown paint. Old dictionary pages are torn and applied to the inside of the folio cover with gel medium.
- Corrugated board is cut to fit the front and back covers, as well as the front and back inner flaps.
- Apply adhesive for foiling sheets randomly into the corrugated pieces. Press foiling sheets of choice to add bits of the metallic foil on the covers.
- Use glue or adhesive sheets cut to size to add the covers and flaps to the folio.
- Cut a mandala design from a copper colored paper, backed with adhesive for the front cover.
- Cut the same mandala design from another type of paper for the back cover. Gel medium was used to apply the design to the back. Heart shapes were cut from a felted wool sweater. Two are layered to the front cover, one to the back. A ribbon tie is added for a closure.
The inside has a variety of sections
- The first section is enclosed as a holder. A couple folders were made to be inserts into the holder. Each folder has a tab added to the edge for removing and inserting them into the holder.
- The next insert is a folder made from card stock cut from an older Eileen Hull scoreboard die (Album). Pockets are added in two different directions from coordinating decorative paper.
- The next insert is made with the older album die, cut from a acrylic folder and altered to create a narrow album insert. The covers are embellished with the mandala cut from white copy paper. Use a gel medium to adhere them. Pages are made from copy or newsprint paper.
- The next two inserts are small lined notebooks. Each is covered with coordinating decorative papers.
- The last folded section also hold a small covered notebook and has a pen holder. The pen holder shape is from the Journal die. TIP: One or more pocket folder could be added to this section too.
- Black elastic hair bands are used to hold all the inserts in the folio. The bands are placed in the notches instead of using the holes.
- A pen is attached to the inside back flap using a cut from EH Journal die as a holder. It is held in place with a paper brad.
- The elastic bands are gather together and held in place with a pin, with the charm holder piece attached.
- A variety of ephemera can hang from the holder.
- Follow along from each blog to the next with this list