Hand Painted Corset Journal – Hop with Eye Connect Crafts Day 5

by | May 27th, 2016 | 6

Clearsnap and Eye Connect Crafts Blog Hop May 2016 (1)

Welcome to the final day of our week long hop with Eye Connect Crafts. We hope you’ve been inspired! Which was your favorite project from this week? Be sure to go through all the posts and leave comments to enter to win a prize pack from Eye Connect Crafts and Clearsnap – we’re choosing two winners tomorrow!

Today, Lisa Marie shares how to make a gorgeous hand painted corset journal cover with an Eye Connect Crafts corset as the focal point:

Hi Clearsnap fans! Lisa Marie here today to show you how I turned a plain cover sketching journal into this Vintage Corset Journal. I needed a new drawing journal for my jewelry design sketches and this journal will be perfect. When I saw this Lace-Up Corset I knew I had scrapbooking paper to complete the vintage theme I wanted for the journal. Using Clearsnap® products made adding color to the lace up corset easy. Not only is this journal my drawings, but it would make a pretty gift for a fellow artist. So let’s see how I made this journal.

Vintage Corset Journal

ColorBox® Color Pop Dye by Susan K Weckesser, Kiss
ColorBox® Embossing Powder, Silver
TopBoss® Embossing Pad
ColorBox® Chalk Ink Petal Point, Autumn Pastels (Dark Brown)
Smooch® Accent Inks, Moonlight, Dew
Smooch® Illuminate
ColorBox® Art Dauber
Eye Connect Lace-Ups, Small Corset
• Lace Edge Rubber Stamp
• Silver Ribbon
• Patterned Scrapbook Paper
• Muslin Cloth
• White Craft Paint
• Small Paint Brush
• 3-D Adhesive Stickers
• Glue
• Journal
• Embossing Gun

How to make this Vintage Corset Journal:

Apply the white craft paint to the front of the Lace-Up Corset. Allow paint to dry. Applying white paint to the chipboard Lace-Up, allows the ink in the next step to be applied true to its color.

Use an Art Dauber to apply the Kiss Color Pop Dye Ink over the white paint. If a darker color is desired add an additional application of dye ink.

Vintage Corset Journal

To give the corset a worn look, use an art dauber to apply Dark Brown Chalk Ink, to the outer edges.

Vintage Corset Journal

Stamp the lace edge design to the top and bottom of the corset using TopBoss® Embossing pad. Apply the silver embossing powder over the stamped area. Turn the corset upside down to remove any access powder. Heat the powder with an embossing gun, until powder melts.

Embossing on Chipboard

Lace the two sides of the corset together using silver ribbon.

Lace-Ups Corset by Lisa Marie Jimenez

Cut a piece of muslin cloth to fit the cover of the journal. Remove the dark brown petal pad from the Petal Point and darken the edges of the muslin cloth to give it an edged look. Next fray the edges of muslin. Glue the fabric to the cover of the journal.

How to age fabric with Chalk Ink

Apply patterned paper to the top of the muslin with glue. Allow to dry. Using 3-D adhesive stickers, glue the corset to the paper.

To add a bit of sparkle to the design, I used Smooch® Moonlight to color in the words “Journal” on my paper. Then I applied a coat of Smooch® Illuminate. I also added accents to the design using Smooch Dew.

Coloring paper with Smooch Ink

Your Vintage Corset Journal is now complete! What a fun way to dress up a plain cover journal.

The new ink by ColorBox® Color Pop Dye by Susan K Weckesser made adding the color to the paper corset a snap. The color is rich and dried quickly. There are several new colors in this line, which one will you chose for your next project?

Thank you for viewing my tutorial, I hope you enjoyed it. To see more of my work, please visit my personal blog.  And before you go, be sure to enter our giveaway and check out the projects today on the Eye Connect Crafts Blog.

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About Jennifer Priest

It started with jewelry, beading, sewing, home decor, painting, basket weaving, pottery, and cross-stitch. Marry that to an entrepreneurial spirit & at 9 years old a girl is selling her wares at craft fairs as far as her parents and grandparents would drive her. These days, Jennifer enjoys crafts of all genres from sewing to scrapbooking to jewelry with a little dabbling in the mixed media world. Her style is approachable and she wants everyone who sees her work to feel that they too can embrace creativity and make their home and life beautiful. Visit Jennifer's blog at

6 Responses to Hand Painted Corset Journal – Hop with Eye Connect Crafts Day 5

  1. Bunny Dobbie says:

    What a fabulous journal cover! I love the lace trim embossed on the edge of the corset. Just the right touch!

  2. Rosali says:

    Really fun project! The embossed border is so pretty!

  3. Eri says:

    Love it! I want to make one like this now. I totally need a more interesting journal.

  4. Mary Holshouser says:

    Love the corset.
    fun that you can lace it together.
    thanks for sharing a fun album

  5. Carla Hundley says:

    Wonderful looking
    journal cover and
    the corset looks
    Carla from Utah

  6. Jennifer Carmichael says:

    Love the journey and projects. Gonna have to try this

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