Video Tutorial: Steampunk Journal Cover

Hi there! It's me, Gabrielle Pollacco here with you today with my first project for this month as Guest Designer here at Cheery Lynn Designs!  I've been admiring the beautiful new steampunk designs CL came out with recently so I'd been itching to try a mixed media style journal cover using a few of the new die cuts.   I was thinking to make a 'diary' style journal, something that would be handled more as opposed to an 'art journal', so I wanted to get a nice embossed look to the cover and not go too 3D with the embellishing.  So using the CL steampunk die cuts seemed like the perfect solution to getting that subtle embossed design for my cover.
I thought I would record my process as I created the cover so that you all could watch the process, I always think a visual is sometimes a lot easier to follow than writing down the instructions, right?  So grab yourself a cup of coffee (or tea) and take out a few minutes to watch the process :) 

I hope you enjoyed my video tutorial!  Here are a few close-up photos of the cover design as well as a photo of the back of the cover....

Cheery Lynn Design Products used for this project:
*mists and other products used for this project can be found listed in the descriptions at my youtube channel.
I hope you enjoyed my project as much as I enjoyed making it!  I'm looking forward to sharing more fun Cheery Lynn Design projects with you in the upcoming weeks! xo


  1. This is fantastic - I am in love with CLD clocks and gears of any kind! Look forward to watching the tutorial!

  2. This a such a great video & a wonderful project..... One I just have to try myself! Thanks so much for sharing with us.

  3. Wow!!! What a beautiful creation. And a huge thanks to your video tutorial I am very much intrigued by altered art and am going to have to give it a try. The Cheery Lynn Design dies make any project stand out.

  4. Gabi, your journal is awesome! Thank you so much for the great video tutorial! You rock!

  5. Great tutorial! Thanks for joining us this month!

  6. Gabi - this is so beautiful and showcases the details of the dies so perfectly!

    Thanks so much for sharing your tutorial with the rest of us so we can see how you made this beauty!!!

  7. Hi Gabrielle, just stopping by to say how delightful your blog is. Thanks so much for sharing. I have recently found your blog and am now following you, and will visit often. Please stop by my blog and perhaps you would like to follow me also. Have a wonderful day. Hugs, Chris

  8. That tutorial fabulous
    Some great layouts
    A great display of beautiful work
    Lots of great samples

  9. Gabrielle I love all your creations and this journal is no exception. It is stunning. Thanks so much for the tutorial. I always enjoy seeing how others create

  10. This is stunning, thank you for sharing the process. I am loving those stencils, I think that I need to get a few of those!


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