So, I made my first leather Midori. I love the thick, textured leather. But I made it passport size, not Field Note size. I already have one this size I love made of denim, so I am thinking of selling this one…
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This is my third book I started during Your Stuff… Use it! month. For this art journal I used some craft paint on news print, and then used that to cover some packaging (I believe it was a pizza box top). For a while I have been collecting advertisements that come in the mailbox. They are mostly for carpet cleaning, real estate, dance classes in the area, dry-cleaning, etc. I kept them because they come in various sizes (from post card to about a 6×12 inch) and they are a nice weight (card-stock-ish). The draw back, is they are glossy, so might be a pain to work on when the time comes. I bound these with my current favorite technique. (Muse said use red and yellow sock yarn with blue and teal covers. Who am I to argue?) That was about it for this one. Not too complicated… Kept the cover really plain, for now, but strung some beads off the end. If you look closely you can see shells, teal and coral glass beads, and some of my paper beads. They make me happy to touch, and to hear clink together. =D
Feels good to have complete a project. My first one for this week of Your Stuff… Use It! (my stuff?). Anyhow. This is one of my favorite styles of books to bind. It’s fast, easy, and I always have the stuff. And it’s a great on to throw in my purse, to use as a sketchbook, note taker, list maker, ect. I did go a bit fancy with this one, and added a layer of pattern paper on the front.
(The colors are NOT this bright in real life, but are they ever? heh)
To make this one, I used a file folder (old or new works fine, but if it’s a gift, I would go with new) pattern paper from Recollections, 20 pieces of printer paper, duck brand duct tape, a couple of green home-made polymer beads (optional and not shown) and some left over green sock yarn). That is it. 3 holes. Sew it up. Easy right?
Are you binding anything this week? Tell me about it! 🙂
Any ideas on what I should/could alter next week?
- Your Stuff… Use It! (lissaslongyarn.com)
- How to make a recycled file folder book by Jeannine Stein (craftside.typepad.com)
- sneak a peek (lissaslongyarn.com)
- How to make a file folder book by Jeannine Stein (craftside.typepad.com)
It is day 3, and 3 cards for me! Whoo Hoo! Hope I can keep this up 🙂 How are you doing using your stuff? (After all, we know it’s Your Stuff… Use It!) lol
My card today is another one where I just used scraps. I grabbed 3 pieces that looked like they went together out of the scrap-box. (I think all 3 are from the Recollections Mosaic Memories pattern paper pad). I mounted them on black card stock (also Recollections (and yes, I know a couple are crooked, I think that is what you get from making cards as 1 AM :P)). The Happy Birthday sentiment is a Hero Arts stamp, and the green is a cheap, generic ink, I have no idea where I got it. I wasn’t happy with the way this one stamped, so I colored over it with a complimentary Prisma Color Pencil, and I like the way it look a whole lot better now. Also, it took the blinding factor off the bright white, always a plus! And the bling is from a package I got at the dollar store here a while back. There are things I would fix, but generally I like it. My inspiration for this one can be found HERE.
So, do you have a card you would like to share? Post it in the comments down below… Did you use anything out of your stash this weekend?
A few weeks ago, I made DH a coptic journal. I had enough pieces left over when I was done for another, smaller one. This one was exactly the same (but with different cover paper) but smaller. I put tassels on this one and attached a few polymer hearts I had made, along with a few of my paper beads. Will be a cute little fun one for doodles…