To say I need a planner is an understatement. It’s a daily habit. I guess I should say it in a plural way as there is more than one planner that is part of my daily life. But what I also need daily is creativity. Creativity + my planner = a happy memory keeper.
For my August Memory Planner I decided I needed a Planner Divider to use as the month’s dashboard. The Laminate Planner Dividers are part of the Minc Collection now available in selective Jo-Ann Fabric and Craft Stores. I had the idea to make it a sort of intro page to the month. So the divider would need some journal lines, plus some floral flourishes because it needs to be pretty.
Enter the Minc Reactive Mixed Media Collection. Don’t look too close at that art screen. It is well loved. The Journal Art Screen is one of my favorite screens from the collection. To say it gets a lot of use is an understatement.
To create foiled journal lines on the planner divider, I add a bit of art screen ink to the screen that is layered over the planner. It’s placed on the lower left corner of the divider.
Gently the Reactive Art Ink is scraped over the journal lines of the screen. I make sure to scrape all the excess ink as I finish.
It’s very subtle at this point, but you can see the white left over from the art screen ink. Allow ink to dry very well.
Think it’s safe to say the Floral Art Screen is a favorite of our team. The Floral screen was placed overlapping on the upper left corner of the divider. Perfect way to add a few floral flourishes.
Again, same technique as the journal screen, the screen ink is scraped over the floral design.
This is what the ink screen looks like before it is foiled.
Wanting to add an artsy touch, I simply sprayed a bit of the Reactive Mist over the journal lines. It is very important to allow this to dry ALL the way. I ain’t lyin’. Let that baby dry.
Once all the ink and spray was dry, the next thing was to foil. The planner divider was placed inside the carrier sheet then layered over with a swatch of Champagne Reactive Foil.
On my work table I had the 12′ Minc Machine warmed up to the 3 setting as the divider is cardstock weight and foils well at that number.
Now the divider is ready for some journaling and a few more embellishments.
I added a foiled ‘document’ die cut. But that’s a tutorial for another time.
You can find all these products now at Jo-Ann Stores. The Reactive Minc Mixed Media collection is available and is a wonderful compliment to all your paper projects including keeping memories in your planner.
Also, be sure to check out my Foiled Tag Album Class that includes these beautiful Minc products and now available at Big Pictures Classes. You’ll find plenty of techniques to help you too make pretty stuff.