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Mastering Tip Ins : Creative Ways to add Ephemera to Your Journal

teacher avatar Leanne Arsenault, Artist, Journaler , Content Creator

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Lessons in This Class

12 Lessons (58m)
    • 1. Tip in Master Class Trailer

    • 2. Supplies You Will Need

    • 3. Basic Technique and Mechanics

    • 4. Top & Bottom Tip In Tips

    • 5. Side Tip Ins & Thin Paper Tips

    • 6. Center Tip Ins & Envelopes

    • 7. Reverse Tip In * Tip Ins Without Extra Bulk

    • 8. Tip In Hack * Avoiding Covering Your Image

    • 9. Photos & Layered Tip Ins

    • 10. Acetate, Vellum & Pocket Page Tip Ins

    • 11. Greeting Cards & Full Page Tip Ins

    • 12. Class Project & Wrap Up

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About This Class

Looking for a fun way to add ephemera to your journals without taking up your writing space? Or maybe you want to make your journals more interactive and fun by having some moving parts. My favorite way to accomplish this is with tip ins! 

Tip ins are not a new concept by any means but they can be a little tricky when you're first starting out. 


In this master class I am going to share with you the techniques and tricks I have picked up over the years to help you take your journaling game to the next level! 

In this class we will talk about:

1. Basic Techniques for Attaching Tip Ins from different directions

2. Tips for different paper weights and tape types

3. I will show you various different types of ephemera through out to give you some ideas of what to add and how to add them successfully. 


In the end you will have the skills and inspiration you need to start filling your own journals with ephemera using the tip in technique. 


This class is best suited for beginners. However, if you want to brush up on your skills or just gather some journaling inspiration I think you will enjoy it as well. 

Can't wait to see you in class! 

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Leanne Arsenault

Artist, Journaler , Content Creator



Hello my Creative Peeps! My name is Leanne but I am also known as CreativelyFree2Bme all across the internet. I am a self employed artist who creates journaling inspiration and content on Youtube, Instagram, Patreon and Etsy. I love documenting my memories in fun unique ways. I create my own handmade journals and love melding scrapbooking with mixed media and traditional journaling to create something all my own. 

3 years ago I completed my B.A in Psychology. Instead of continuing to pursue a traditional career path I decided I wanted to do something  bigger than that.


Traditional journaling is often used in therapy to treat a wide array of mental "ailments". I believe that anyone can benefit from journaling. But not just tradi... See full profile

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1. Tip in Master Class Trailer: how I love my courtesies. My name is Leanne and welcome to my second ever skill share class. I am an artist in creative journal Keeper, and I love adding all kinds of ephemera and different elements from my life into my journals, melding things like the media and scrapbooking and all kinds of other fund techniques into my journal. I love adding bits of the summer for my day, things I get in the mail, thanks from other artists. My favorite way to add ephemera for my life and my daily life is with tip ins. Now you may be curious what a tipping is. Basically, a tip in is just taking a piece of paper or a picture that wasn't previously in a book and then putting it in the book and making it part of it. I get asked a lot when I share my journals online, how you make them so interactive and how add so many different types of afirma into my journal effectively in this class. And when I teach you all the basics about tip ins, how to create them, what materials you'll need the mechanics behind how they work most efficiently. We'll talk about tipping in various different materials and the former pieces from things like acetate and vellum and pocket pages, Teoh photos and greeting cards and brochures from your travels. You can really take anything and everything you want into your girl, and this tipping masterclass is to help you learn the techniques for functional and effective tip in so that you can take all of your former from your daily life and put it into a very interactive and fun journal. By the end of it, this class is best suited for beginners, but if you just like to brush up on your technique or get some different ideas, feel free to watch this with your journal in a cup of coffee for some inspiration. If you are ready to start tipping things into your journals, go ahead and check out the supplies you're gonna need, and I can't wait to see you in the class. 2. Supplies You Will Need: Let's talk about the supplies you are going to need for this class. Now, this class is super simple. You really only need a few basic things. But we're gonna go over them anyway, so that when you sit down to follow along and that you're prepared and ready to go, So of course you're going to need your journal. Whatever you plan on putting tip ins into whether this be a composition notebook, maybe if you're practicing or your actual art journal written journal junk journal whatever kind of journal that you have, you need that if you of course, any things that you would like to tip in and maybe you want toe tip in some photos or some scrap of paper. Maybe you of journaling cards, envelopes you can put in greeting cards. You can tip in just little pieces of paper whenever you need. Paula, your scrap into practice. If you'd like, just need papers or an ephemeral to tip in. Of course, you're going to need some sort of tape now. Tip ins work great with washi tape. That is what most people use. You are gonna want a glue stick if you're washing tape has lost its stickiness because the abusive is what helps us create that tip in. So sometimes they need a little help. So this is the diary glue stick by Ranger. This is a really great to ballistic for tip ins. You don't want any kind of wet glue because it will lose kind of that flexibility. But glue sticks work. Great. Now, when you're choosing your washi tape there several different kinds. There's paper tape and glassy tape. You can choose whatever tape you like, as long as it's not too stiff. I wouldn't use anything like duct tape or packing tape because it's not. It's gonna be too, too stiff and create problems with your tip ins. So probably some washi tape. If all you have is painter's tape or masking tape, you can use that it will work. Just don't work as well. Same thing with Scotch tape like gift wrapping tape. It will work, just not. It's not the best option, but if it's all you have, don't let that stop you. One thing I will say, though you can't use is tiny washing tapes. So this is like a regular Rollo Washi tape, and these air skinny washes. Skinny washes don't work for tip ins because we'll talk about how you position your tip in , but basically half of the tape is gonna be on it. Your piece of paper you're tipping in and the other half is going to be on the thing you're trying to stick it to. And the thin washes there just not enough tape left to properly grab the paper and create that tip in effect. So no skinny washy. You may want some double sided tape in case you are doing things like photos. Or you just need to stick some layer tip ins together. Double sided tape is a good thing to have, but not needed. You could always use your glue stick. You're going to need a ruler, something to draw straight edge with and a pencil for one of the techniques in the class. So there's that's and then, of course, last but not least, what you always need right when you're crafting a pair of scissors, and that is all you really need for this class. I'm sure you have something around the house you can use, um, India. Let's get into some tip ins 3. Basic Technique and Mechanics: in this first lesson, we're gonna talk all about tepid mechanics. Now, this may seem a little silly to be going so basic and simple with essentially, what is a piece of paper taped into a book? But there are some tips and tricks that will help you make the perfect tip in every time that functions. Well, I want to help you. Um, perfect this by sharing the knowledge I've learned over the years. The tip in is not just down to the type of tape that you use, like many people would think. The tape, the use does matter, but also marrying the right heavyweight paper with the right tape. With the weight of the page, you are tipping it into all of that plays a role. Now, obviously, there's gonna be a difference between your typical copy paper, something like this scrapbook paper. And this is mixed media paper that has a lot of paint slathered on it. So all of these papers are going to behave differently, depending on what paper you're using. Now, if you're using a heavy late paper like this mixed media paper in this notebook here, then it's not gonna matter too. much the paper that you choose to put on it. So see, I use the super heavy DV tape. This is some pretty serious scrap of paper with glitter and stuff on it, and it works just fine. But if I were to put this like on the notebook sheet, it would not turn as nicely. If you're using something like two long River paper in this hell beneath sea. Here we have the heavyweight tip in on the edge, and as you can see it, Carl's the page. It just does not work nicely and unfortunately, with really thin papers, tip ins are quite difficult to dio. Unless you do them along, this spine will talk about that later. But depending on the type of surface of your paper is going to depend on the stickiness strength of the tape that you want to use. So we have different types of tape. There are more thick tapes. This is some painter's tape. The tape is a little more rigid. That's sicker, so it turns and flits differently with the tip it and we have more plasticky types of washi tape. This is the Scotch brand, so again it's going to behave differently when you put it down. There are things like this heavy duty, washy packing tape, which again is going to be on your thicker side. So very heavy duty tape there. They don't seem like it when I pull them up, but you'll see as we work with the different tapes. Then you have things that are kind of middle of the road, like this washi tape. This is from Michael's. I believe, if I could find the end, so it is a little glossy, but it's still paper tape. It's relatively transparent. And then you have the lightest weight tape, which are just paper tapes, which are very transparent, and they don't usually have, like, a gloss to them. So now that we're done talking about that, let's talk about how you actually tip something in with relative accuracy. So I'm just gonna ripped this off and we're going. Teoh, um, talk about tape placement, which may not seem like it's a huge deal, but it does matter. So you ever piece of paper. We have our book now, if we would like Teoh tip this in that, we need Teoh put to Washington up on one of the sides, right? A lot of people will go. Okay, Want that there? And then they take their tape and they stick it down like this. Oh, yeah, that's good. And then they're like, Oh, why? Why does this not work? I must not be good at tip ins, and then they tip it it on this side. And it's like this weird slap sings. Now, there's nothing wrong with this. This still functions, which is totally fine. But you risk not aligning the tape currently of this extra sticky. Then you have this top peeling up because you didn't quite put you didn't quite put the tape down, right? And then before you know what, it killed off. And you're like, Oh, I just not get a tip ins. So I'm going to show you a easy way around this. Let's just take this tape off and start again. So Well, think about where we want a replacement. But first, before we even mess with that, we're gonna set our book aside. This may seem silly, but just wait. Now we're gonna take our washi tape, you can cut it, or you can rip it, but I would suggest leaving it on the role to start. We're going, Teoh, place the tape so that this end of the tape here does not go over the edge of your piece of paper. So you don't want it to go further on the side, over the side, then the edge. So keep that away because we don't want that weird overhang we also want to try to place. I'm just gonna wrap this up. We're gonna try to place our piece of paper in the center of this tape roughly, of course, so that you have just a smudge take on this side, as you do on this side of the paper. This helps you create a strong bond between the page and this piece of paper so that you don't end up with a tip in. That's peeling off, because if you get things too close to the edge like we did there. But there's not much to hold on this, and it's eventually just gonna peel off so you can do it that way. But it's not as easy. I just wanted to show you So we're going. Teoh will use that piece for the other side we're gonna take this, align it somewhat in the middle or try Teoh. This works well. If you have a see through tape, you can kind of gauge where the under the piece of paper is. Our tape is going over the edge a little bit, and obviously we need to cut this offsets where your scissors come in. You can cut it flush with this or you can tear it. We could leave that tear if we wanted to, but for this purpose of this demonstration, I'm just going to cut it off. So now you have your tape not going over the sides of your paper, and you have it centered along the edge that you're planning on taking down. So next we bring our book back in, we're going to place it wherever we want. So this allows you if you keep this tape off to kind of audition where it's going to be, you also want to think about where it's going to flip out, too. If you were to create a tip in like this, which believe me, this has happened to all of us. You're like, Oh, yeah, it looks great there. And then you realize that, um, when you go to close the book, it doesn't close. So think about make sure it's going to be a nice placement. I'm just gonna place it here. Maybe I wanted a journal, something under it, and we're gonna take that down. Now, you can leave the tip in just like this, but you'll notice what happens is this tape peels up right here. So this part is now sticky, and it makes it easy for this to kind of start peeling off. We don't want that. So we're going. Teoh, put this on the other side. This piece of tape that we ripped off. You don't have to rip it off in advance. You can do the same thing doing it again, making sure that you were in the center of the tape. So half is on the piece of paper and half is on your page for making sure that our tape is lined up to the edge, but not over it. And we're going Teoh smush that down and there we are. You could do that, uh, cutting message again. But I just used the piece that I tore off. And now you have a tip in that functions perfectly. Alright, guys. Now let's get into talking about the different directions, some of problems. You could run into that and then we'll get into the fun stuff. 4. Top & Bottom Tip In Tips: Oh, in the last lesson, we talked about tipping mechanics and we did a tip in from the top now going to talk about tip ins from the top and bottom and maybe some problems that you could run into along the way, continuing on with kind of our mechanics. If I wanted to line this up like this, uh, on the paper, I could cut it right up. Teoh the line here with flush with the bottom of the paper. But what that's going to do is make it so that I end up having to fold. It's a piece of washi tape over this edge, which you can do. There's something wrong with that, but I don't think the tip in functions as strongly. I think it weakens the hold of it, and also then you have to kind of wrestle with whatever this tape is that's peeking over. And maybe you don't want that tape on there when you get to the next page. So we are going Teoh, cut it away from the edge, making sure that we leave a gap for our tape like there is up here. Now you could put to your tape on like we talked about in the 1st 1 But because we have a limited amount of space and we're trying Teoh make it so that they both function without touching each other. I'm gonna leave it there and just flush relying this up with the bottle. Like so. So now we have a tip in that functions. It's also cool because, you know, it's like a little window, because I use the same paper with the same rip. One of the problems you can run into you with doing tip ins from the top in the bottom is say you were planning on writing on the back of this tip in or drawing something. Now it's has this awkward, like off the page thing, and it makes it difficult. So if you were going Teoh right on the back of this, I would recommend either putting something under it after you tipped it in or making sure you write on it before you tip it. Now, one of the common mistakes that I've made many, many times when doing tip ins from the top or the bottom is you have, like, say, one picture on a front. Let's just pretend this is the picture on the front, right? And you're making the tip in and you're making the tip in. And you put this on the back and you're like, Oh, yeah, this is going to be great. We're gonna tip this in from the top. So you washi tape the tip in on the top here, you like doing great, and then you flip it up. And he realized that the photo on the back is now upside down. So either I would suggest putting your piece of paper tip in in first and then gluing your photos on so that you can make sure that your photo is going the right direction or just really is pause and think about it if you're planning on tipping it this way before you blew your photo down. So those are all the kind of common things that we run into when tipping in from the top and or the bottom. Now let's talk about tip ins from the sides 5. Side Tip Ins & Thin Paper Tips : Oh, now that we talked about tip ins from the top and bottom, Let's talk about tip ins from the side. Now, you may remember this one from my other video where it didn't work too well because this is heavyweight tape on very thin paper. This is Tamale River paper in the hope of PCI. This would also kind of apply to notebook paper while the notebook paper is thicker. It would probably work better on its such a thing. It does not work well on the side of this paper here. So one thing to note, when you're doing tip ins along the side of a sheet of paper to just like doing one from the top or bottom, you want to make sure you leave yourself room for the Washington here and not tape it over the side, especially with these types of things, it will make the page even worse. Now he would like to tip something in to your hub of needy. But you don't want to get that annoying kind of flap. You can tip in something, Teoh the middle of it. Now I'm gonna do this whole sheet just for fun, But it doesn't matter how big your piece of paper is. If you do have a smaller piece of paper, I will say that it makes your Centrepoint different. So there'll be a lot more pulling the paper if you're only tipping in from this one little spot versus spreading out the tape on distribution. Basically the weight distribution on the sin paper. I hope that made sense if it didn't. I'm sorry who have only had one cup of coffee. Probably should not be filming this class without at least three in my blood. But we're rolling with it and quit. So here I'm going. Teoh, put the tip in in the centre. This puts less stress on your page, but it does put more stress on this. Fine. So if your spine is already buckling trying to put too many tip ins in the center. But basically, I'm I'm not going to use that one. That one's not It's not driving with me. I guess we'll continue to use this take. So I'm gonna put this on the paper like we talked about before and with longer pieces of tape. Sometimes it's harder to center it. We had that little fold over peace, which is going to act a little funky. But this is really life. So, uh, we're gonna take this. This is a side of the page close to the spine. You want to make sure it doesn't hump up over this Fine, Because again, these little edge will be left up and you'll have peeling problems. So we're just going to put this close to the center. This makes it feel like, ah, page of the book itself. But whatever page you washi tape it onto, it will lay flush against. So if you want it to feel like it was a page more on this ad, you would put the tipping on this side again. I hope that makes sense. But since this is already here and we have a little bit of a hump going on, we just want to make sure that it is kind of pushed into that crevice. I'm going to cut this off prematurely. There we go. So I did get a little extra tape here, as you can see, So I'm just gonna sniff that off so it doesn't stay sticky or hinder how it's the tip in functions. So Now I've used a lighter weight paper and I've done it in the center of the page, so it makes the page kind of lift up a little bit. But you can see it doesn't have that weird buckling issue as badly. It still does a little bit because it's too Muay River paper, and that's just how it ISS. But there we go that it's how you do a tip in from the center and hopefully you're tipping is cut a little more professionally, but that is it for this lesson. Next, we're going to talk about tip ins down the center, make it look like it is part of the book. 6. Center Tip Ins & Envelopes: in this. Listen, we're going to talk about tip ins in the center how to do it easily so that it looks like it was always a page that waas there and doesn't hinder the flip or anything. So what, we're gonna dio iss we're going to take This is the vellum envelope. That would be fun to kind of tip at an Apparently, there are some towns in here that is funny. Okay, so we're going to take this fella envelope. I apologize for the noise. Gonna take our tape now. One very important thing when you're doing in the centre, tipping is to make sure you get it exactly on the spine. So what we're gonna do is we're gonna tape, uh, the put the tape, write on the envelope like we talked about in our first lesson, making sure that half of it is on the envelope and the other half is hanging off so that it can stick to whatever we're sticking it to. Then we're gonna take this trying up too much, but you do need to touch the tape. In order to do this, you're going to peel it back over on itself like so, So sticky. Side up. We're going. Teoh, take our journal. Let me rotate this. It's easier for you to see. We're gonna take our journal. We're going to line it up right in the center where we want it. Then we're going to full this over. But before you stick that side down, you're going to run your finger or a bone folder just lightly into the crack here into your signature space. Okay, then we're gonna stick that side down is a little crooked, but that's just how it ISS so as you can see, that's rotating nicely right in the center of her signature here. Then we're gonna take the tape wherever you put that and we're going Teoh washy on the other side. We are going, Teoh measure roughly about the right size. I'm just gonna tear it. Then we're gonna do kind of the same thing. But this time I'm going to start on the Bata on the page instead of fun. That envelope. So now we're going to do before we stick it on the envelope, we're gonna do that crevice thing. Then we're gonna fold it over, not just helps make sure that pivots, right and that it's very nice and flush and works well with the binding. Now, doing this too many times will add lots of stress and bulk to your journal here on the center. Um, but so just be aware of that. But my things get chunky and stuff anyway, so I'm used to that. But there we go. That is how you do a center tiffin. And of course, now you can just use this envelope as if it was sewn into your signature to begin with. All right, let's move on to the next lesson. 7. Reverse Tip In * Tip Ins Without Extra Bulk: Oh, so in this lesson, we were talking about making reverse tip ins. Now, a reverse tip in is great. If you don't want to add any extra bulk to your journal but you want to vary the size of your pages, especially if you have a sketchbook or another journal with pages of all the same size, and you want to spice it up without adding extra book. This is for you. So what I've done is I have cut a tip in out of an existing page so that it looks like a tip in. It functions like a tip in, but again, we didn't have any extra book. So let's do this together. I'm gonna show you how to do it without ruining the structure of your book if you have a sewn finding. So this year is the sewn binding of this signature. And what that means is, if I were Teoh, take out the signature or cut the signature on this side all the way to the stitching than this side of the signature paper would just pull out and it would no longer be attached. So we had to find a way around that and we're to keep the tip in from this story in the other side. So what I'm going to do is choose where I want Teoh do my tip in. I chose to cut this one back here with a tab in its I think I'm going to do that this time as well, so I can show you that. So I'm just gonna think about what kind, How big I want to this to be. You can leave the top flush and just cut off the bottom. You can center it like I did that one. Um, I think I'm going. Teoh, keep the center. Look, because I do like that. But you don't have to trying to grab my ruler and a pencil. And we are going Teoh kind of carve out or mark out where we would like this tip in to be so I do want these stars here, so maybe I will make this the tab and will make this a large tip in. I want all of this here. So we're going to make the tab Teoh that point there and will make the tab about that deep . So I want to draw a line here and we'll have to tip in. And there. Why not now? I don't draw a straight line so you could do this better than me. I'm sure. So that is the kind of shape there that we're going for now, In order to save the binding, we want Teoh, make sure that we leave about 1/4 of an inch along the spine. Here. You could try to leave a little less, but it's probably wise, especially if you're going to be weighing stuff down and you have a lot of strain on your spine. Teoh, leave at least 1/4 of a niche. So there are marks, and this is what we're going to do. I hope that you can see that. This'll book is so huge. Okay, so we're going to take this side and we're going, Teoh. I'm sure we only have one sheets and we're gonna cut it all the way down. Teoh, the line that we made not all the way to this fine all the way. Just to that wine there were going to do that on both sides. Now, usually I don't draw this out. I just eyeball it. But for the purpose of showing it to you, I figured I would You would appreciate me driving the ones. So here we are. Now that we've cut that out, we're just going to cut this strip along that line, and there we are. So you're left with this little bit here. It may bother you, and you may think especially before you've decorated your pages, that it's gonna be super noticeable. But in the end, it's really not. You could draw on it and decorate it like a piece of Washington if you wanted to make it look more tip inauthentic. But I think it looks just fine now because I am right handed. I'm gonna flip this over to cut it, and I actually, that part ripped. So that was that supposed to happen. But this, you know, we're rolling with it, so I will have to fix that, and we're to make the tip in function perfectly. But there we go. That is the tip in. And now I'm just going. Teoh caught out the tab can not rocket science. And there we are. We could round the corners if we wanted Teoh, which I might dio that was not quite rounded, but you get the idea. And there, there we have it. That is the reverse tip in. Now you can use this in a lot of ways. You could make cool shapes out of its You can do every you want. One of the things that I did was I actually did in this journal, two of them in a row. So these air to reverse tip in pages. As you can see, here we go, this ripped as well. But that's just cause I be used my journals. But it did leave that extra little lift there, so my journal didn't come apart and area. So now let's move on to the next lesson. 8. Tip In Hack * Avoiding Covering Your Image: Oh, in this lesson, we're going Teoh, talk about tipping in things where we don't want to cover up the image on the frontier. So on the back, it doesn't matter as much because we're not quite sure we're gonna put on there. But we don't want to lose this quote, so I'm going to show you how to get around that. So we're gonna take one of our scrap pieces of paper that we used in another lesson, and this doesn't have to be a huge piece of paper. What we're gonna do is we're gonna take a piece of double sided tape. We're going to run it along the edge that we don't want to cover up. Sorry. On the underside of the edge. So this is the edge. We don't want to cover up. So we put the tape right there, Then we're gonna peel that off. Now, The side that matters about seeing is this side because that a society we're gonna see you won't see this other side. No show you wind a second. So we're just gonna line this up on the back here over that tape where we think we'll be good. So I'm gonna do that now. We have, like, a little extension. So we're gonna take our extension and we're gonna trim off the excess. So we want about half a washy tapes with Teoh used to stick our our tipping in. So we're gonna just eyeball this. You could measure it out. He was gonna eyeball its no, trim it back down if I need Teoh. So now you have, like, an extra lift that just serves as the spot we can put our Washington bon. So we're going Teoh, choose our washing Take Let's see, this is always part of the process. Just figuring out, what, 20 years? Let's use thes thes globes here. So going, Teoh do our technique where we put it on the table Put the war she taped on it, some only putting washi tape just over the edge of the card. So it doesn't look so obvious that we've added that extra lift there, but we know that we did. There's still plenty on the other side, the stitch, and we're going to your tippet iss and now we have our whole quote without without missing any of that, which is pretty cool if I do say so myself. No, we can just tip in back on the other side. You can choose a more decorative piece to put on the back here. If you had some of this same paper, maybe if you cut it out, that would be cool. But I just use this extra piece of plain manila card stock, you know? And there we are. We have our whole our whole quoted card there. So next along the same lines, you can also do this with just part of a tipping. So say, I didn't want to get rid of this important details here. I can find the spot. My journal. I want to put it, put it here, and I can take my tape on the edge. And I'm on Lee going to tape up to where this important dates, Linus, Just like that. So I'll still have a tip in. You gotta make sure with this one that you're not taping further than the tape on the other side. I could see it. I don't know if you could see it on camera, but I could see where it waas. So there we go. So now we have a tip in. I didn't cover up that important date part. And yeah, So there you go. That's how you tip something in without covering up the part that you want to see. So let's move on to the next lesson. 9. Photos & Layered Tip Ins: Oh, one very common thing that people like to tip into their journals is photos. It makes it easy to kind of add photos to a page about taking away from your writing space . You can also fit more photos onto a page by using the tip ins. Some people even do tip ins on top of tip in. So, for instance, you could take this tip in, say, it was like a brochure from something or a postcard, and then you could tip the photos onto it. So there are lots of different things you can do. But I'm going to show you how Teoh do a photo tip in without kind of hindering your photos . You can, of course, just tape your photos back to back and take a long it. But that is not how I like to do it, because you kind of lose some of your photograph. So one of the things that I like to do is just grab a double sided piece of paper again. I'm going to grab some scrap paper for this. It doesn't matter too much the design that you have on it because you are going to see much of it, but you dio see a little bit. So I think I'm going to take this. Tim holds paper here out of my scrap in. I'm not too attached to it. And I haven't used it for anything else. And I like that. It has kind of that woodland vibe along with my photos. So what I'm gonna do is I'm going to kind of do the same approach that we did where we didn't want Teoh cover up this tip in. I'm going to put some double sided tape on the back of this photo like so? So I'm gonna take this and place it down on my paper. Now, I had decided that I wanted to put it over here, So I do want the tip in to have enough space over there. So we're gonna do a smile, border on the top and a thicker border on that side there. Then after that, we'll just room this out, leaving the thin border on the side and a thin border on the bottom. So we kind of just made her own journaling card. Of course, you could just use a journaling card, but I have to make things difficult. So there's that's it Doesn't matter which direction. I don't have to worry about which direction I'm putting the photograph down on because I'm flipping it out. But if you're folding it from the top like we discussed, I would have to make sure that this was gonna end up facing the right service to cut down on here. And we're gonna tip that in. And this is also a fun, like tip in on a tip in type thing, which I think is extra cool. You could have also tipped this in like this, but I'm going to stick with this side over here, and I'm gonna use the same washi tape just for the matching effect. Yeah, there we go. Take on the other side. You and I overshot that a little bit, so we'll just clip it. And there we are. We have a tip in, layered over a tip in. We tip. There are photos. Nothing that we wanted to keep cut off. So there were. Now let's move on to the next lesson. 10. Acetate, Vellum & Pocket Page Tip Ins: in this lesson, we're gonna talk about adding specialty capers. I'm gonna add Samassa, Kate, some vellum and also some pocket pages to my journal. In this lesson, this is a voiceover lesson. So bear with me if the hand, emotions and voice are a little out of sync. I just felt like I could say things a little more eloquently than I did in my first shot. I know that this is a little repetitive at this point, but hopefully you're still finding this helpful. One of the issues you often run into with things like acetate or pocket pages is the fact that they are often very slippery cause they're plasticky. So you find you need a very, uh, secure adhesive to get them into your journal. And also they are varying in thickness is so this piece of acid ate and playing with Now, um, it's a very flexible still, it's very thin. It's still acts like Vela Maury thin plastic. There are other pieces of acid, a or plastic packaging that are still very, very stiff, and those often don't make good tip ins because the rigidity of them, they just don't behave. It's nicely when you put them in the center of your book. Sometimes they'll stand straight up after you've tipped them in. Or if you don't have a thick enough paper way and you put it somewhere on the page, it tends to buckle like we saw in the Hope in H E paper demonstration earlier in this class . So just be aware of it when you're tipping things in. I love acid hate tip ins because they add a element of C thoroughness so you can use them to kind of hide what's underneath. You could just add them as a layer. It could be another had been journaling tip as well. Vellum is also very good for that. If you have like a page of writing, you can tip in a piece of acid eight or vellum over it, and then you can still see that their sterling underneath. But people you know, seeing your photos and instagram or flipping through your journal are going to see the writing and be able to read it. So that's just really fun. Sometimes I like to alternate my washing tapes. So, as you can see in this demonstration here, I am using one Washington on one side and a different one on the other. I chose this dark constellation one to go over here because of all the crystal elements I already had on this page, as well as the blues that were in that photo of me and the public on a boat earlier this summer. I'm seeking really a fun and play around with. Using different colored washi tape on either side just adds an extra interesting element to the page. So, as you can see, because I used the lighter weight acetate on this page, it lays relatively flat. Whereas if we had used a thicker piece, it probably would have been sticking straight up. Eso that's not as as functional. But again, if you want to do it, there's no rules. Break the rules. Nothing bad is gonna happen. Just try it out and see if it works. So next we're gonna find a spot Teoh tip In these pocket pages, I love adding pocket pages to my journal. I think they add a lot of interest and allows you to add a lot of photos and tell a cool story with an interactive element. That's really why I love tip in so much is because they're so interactive. So I'm just making sure that this is gonna work. This is a baseball card sized pocket page, so I want to make sure that the height is okay. People were making pocket letters with ease a couple years ago, so I just have this one lying around the project. Life inserts are also fun to insert eso. I'm just going Teoh caught to this off. You want to make sure that you don't cut along the seal there, so there's a seal that's at the bottom of each page that holds that plastic on. So you want to make sure that you're cutting below the seam there so that you get your fully closed page pocket. You could always repair with a little washing tape or backing tape if you mess it up. But again, these are just It's a really fun thing toe ad. And I love putting these into my journals. So we're just going to cut this off and at it the same way that we've been adding all of the other tip ins with wash. So one of the things of these clear tip ins like this pocket pages. You want to make sure that when you're putting the Washington up on the second side that you carefully lined it up with the other side cause obviously you can see through it. Um, once you put things and it will matter is much so maybe you don't even care and can't be bothered. But it is just something to look out for all your putting these in and then last but not least, we're going to put in some Belem. This is just some vellum tracing paper that I had Danny sketch on for a Citrus Siri's that of stickers that I made for my shop. And I wanted to keep this in here just cause I thought it was a fun elements. I also wanted to put one of the tip ins in with the painter's tape because I know I haven't done that so far in this. I want to show you how the thin paper behaves with the thick tape and kind of show you that stick up page problem that I was talking about earlier, that you can run into sometimes. So again it still works. There's nothing wrong with it. But it's just how the tape behaves. I'm just thinking is thought to put it here, just using it as an extra layering element on this journal page. Ah, lot of my pages are always working progress, especially in this journal, because this journal is technically my call it my overflow journal. So it's all the extra bits that I don't want to put in my regular creative journal, but I still want to keep somewhere so they all end up in here. That's why you see so many Miss rash, unfinished pages and very busy pages. It's just cause it's extra stuff. So here I am, tipping it in with the painter's tape. Same technique. You've been seeing me dio all class. The more you practice, the better out of it gets. So see how that I have to really increase that to get that to stay over there. It doesn't seem like it as much with one piece on there, but when you put the second piece on it, the tipping becomes very stiff. It almost holds it up all on its own, which you wouldn't be. Think that that's something tape would do, but it iss so see how that and it kind of wanted. Pops kind of wants to pop up all on its own. So again, there's nothing wrong with it. Um, it still functions. It just doesn't function as nicely or lay as flat. So I hope you found this lesson helpful and it could digest some of the tips in there. Let's move on to the next lesson, and then we'll wrap up and talk about your class project. 11. Greeting Cards & Full Page Tip Ins: in this lesson, we're going to talk about tipping things in, like, cards and full pages things that you want to see all four sides off when they're in your journal. So here I have a greeting card. We're gonna tip this in. Maybe there's a special message in it. And you really Do you like the front and back? And you just want to keep the whole card or like this? I did some artwork on a full page, and then they want to make it a page of my journal. So I tipped it in, and now it looks like it was a page that was just, you know, part of my journal that was supposed to be there. But really, it's a whole tipped in sheet, so I'm just going to pull out another one of my journals here. We've worked in many within this class. This is another example of a full page this waas a little, uh, Zem online that I was featured in this My photo up here and I collaged on top of it since then. But I wanted Teoh have that full page in here, so I just walked, tipped it in as a full page. So let's find a place to washing this card in. We are running out of room, ladies and gentlemen, switching to a different journal cause there wasn't any room in the other one. But we're gonna do this on the hump. It's gonna be a little difficult. It's the same as doing a sort of center tip in here. It's just gonna open in the middle. So I'm going to use this washing tape here. Would probably be wiser to use something a little thicker, but like living on the edge sometimes. So we're gonna take our take try Teoh, line it up. So at least it's in the center or a little more of it is hanging hanging off onto the piece that's going on the piece of paper. We're putting it on because we do need to do that, Kravis technique. I'm going to turn this around like, so I hope you can see. So this is the back. That's right. We'll put the back first. Why not? There's nothing inside. It's not gonna matter. So just like that one flush up against it, just like the center tip in, because that's what we're doing? We're tipping it in in the center. We're gonna do that up nicely in the grace. We're gonna take this side, take a different thing a washi tape, because we're not. We're gonna dio the same thing One side down first seal it in the crack. And as you can see, this ended up because I'm doing it fast. Not the most secure card in the world because I missed this. He holds smaller over here, but anyway, now it opens a flat in the middle. You wouldn't lose any messages from, you know, Grandma or whoever wrote you the card. You can do that with full pages. You could do this with a brochure. Say you were tipping in some type of accordion brochure. It's just make one real quick. Say, this is your brochure. You could tip in this edge here, which would allow you to flip it and open it all the way this way, as well as flipping over and open it all the way. This way. So that is how you tip in things that are not just a flat tip in that you want to see all of and yeah, I hope that was helpful in that made sense. Let's wrap this class up and talk about your class project 12. Class Project & Wrap Up: Oh, that is it for this tipping classy guys, I hope you guys enjoyed it. As you can see, I love tip ins. I love using them myself. This was a reverse tip in. This was a tipping of a postcard. There is a flip up here. I just really, really enjoy using tip ins in my journal. They had so much interest and just extend the life of your journal. This is a full page tip in. So my class project for you now is Teoh. Get your own journal or book and create your own tip. And that's what you have to dio snap a picture of your tip in and please post it in the project section in the bolos that we can all see what you've tipped in Whether it's your first tip in or your 20th tip in love us Know how it went? What? You learned your favorite thing to tip into your journal And yeah, I can't wait to see you guys in the project below. I love looking at what you dio If you do post your project on instagram a please tag me at creatively free to be me that is my handle over on Instagram. If you'd like to follow me there if you like to this class and you'd like to see more about me, you can check out my classes on a scale share here. You can just go to my profile. I also post videos on YouTube and I have a patriot as well where I share videos every week in other special content there. And of course, my instagram. I also have an anti shop, so check out what the in my bio so you can find me all there. Can we just see what you did with this class? Thank you so much for giving me your time today and hanging out with me. I greatly appreciate it. And I will see you guys in the next one. Take your head by