25 June 2018

AALL & Create - Patches by Olga Heldwein

Hi everyone and welcome. Today I have a new project to share with you using stamps and stencils from AALL & Create and Eileen Hull's new Wrapped Journal from Sizzix. They really do make the perfect partners.

Patches by Olga Heldwein

I made a start on this Wrapped Journal at my recent workshop, using Cheddar, Sedona and Turquoise shades of Dina Wakley Media paint to get the initial blended effect. On returning home I added extra white dry brushing, torn painted paper and some of Dina's Washi Tape. At that point it was time to add that all important stamping and stencilling.

I love the combination of linear and circular patterns in the 'Patches' stamp set. For this journal the spherical images were emphasised by re-stamping them on paper painted in a contrasting colour, ready for cutting and layering over the originals. This was combined with stencilling using one of Autour de Mwa's designs. The word Art is also part of the set. I stamped it first directly onto the cover embossing it with white embossing powder. It was then stamped on tissue using black ink so it could be applied over the top with Distress Collage Medium Matte. The addition of a little white ink on the filmstrip lines and inside the word helped make them pop even more.

The closure for this journal was kept simple with a band of coloured elastic joined with twists of wire in an elongated bead shape. By using the same paints on extra paper I was able to create covers for the booklets inside the journal, having been inspired by seeing the amazing Carolyn Lakin do the same at my workshop. The images were stamped again, this time with Garden Patina Archival Ink and contrasting stitching was added around the edges.

Close Ups

Here are some close ups of the finished journal and matching notebooks inside;

You can purchase Olga's stamp set 'Patches' and Autour de Mwa's stencil from AALL & Create HERE and it's also available from many of your favourite retailers across the World (listed on the same page).

Hopefully I've given you more ideas for using the Patches stamp set and Autour de Mwa's stencil. Make sure you check out the AALL& Create page on Facebook to see lots more inspiration from a host of hugely talented designers.

That's it from me for today. Take care of yourselves and get creative!
Jenny xxx


  1. This journal is a beauty Jenny! These sets are perfect together and you did an amazing job...as you always di! Hugs xxx❤

  2. Beautiful Jenny, love the colours and textures. The stamps and Die work beautifully together. Tracy ❤️

  3. I adore this, from the colors and arrangement of stamps to that gorgeous wire wrapped piece on the closure! Beautiful work Jenny!

  4. OH MY WORD, Jenny!!!! I am speechless! xo xo

  5. Just beautiful. Thanks for the inspiration!

  6. I do love this stamp set and stencil - and you have used them so beautifully Jenny, your journal is wonderful! x

  7. How pretty Jenny- the products all go together so well in your hands <3 Just gorgeous- and love that wire wrapping!

  8. Really nice album I love the colours stamps - just Love it all, thamks for sharing. x Amanda

  9. Love your album! Beautiful colors and of course those stamps are amazing.


Thank you so much for stopping by and leaving your comments - they are really appreciated. Jenny xxx

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