Diamond Stitch & Neon Stars

Yay! I finished my second Diamond Stitched Art Journal of the year. I am really digging this binding (I used pink book binding thread of course). I like gluing the cover together, I like sewing in the signatures, and I love using this kind of art journal. Love it!

Diamond Stitched Neon Stars Art Journal made by iHanna

I really think that making my own personal Art Journals is awesome. They couldn’t be more custom made!

For the cover I choose a white oil cloth fabric, decorated with orange neon colored stars. Yup, I did. Saw it at the fabric store, had to have it – and have already used a small part of it for this cover. I think you’ll have to agree with me that it’s delicious, right? Neon, still digging it.

Brown Paper Bag pages inside, Art Journal  made by iHanna

And as previously demonstrated brown paper bags makes perfect journal pages, in combination with lots of white watercolor paper waiting for layers and layers of paint or course. Not sure if I will add anything to the printed paper bag pages, but maybe I will write around the edges…

I love making my own binding of awesome books, journal made by iHanna

I love making my own awesome books. This time I used a hole punch for the spine holes, instead of piercing the spine with a needle. I got a much neater look, and I like that.

Diamond & Star stitched spine

I am never going to become a professional book binder, but a few years of practice does help I guess. This is by far my favorite spine.

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10 Responses to Diamond Stitch & Neon Stars

  1. jenny says:

    oh hanna-this is stunning! i love it! the neon stars, the brown bag pages, 3 signatures to fill with creative goodness, and the diamond stitching! YUM!! i do enjoy making journals as well, although mine are either punched holes and use of a small 3 ring binder (which i eventually use binder rings once i’m finished, and re-use the binder for the next journal, and/or i have done pamphlet stitching in my journals. i’ve wanted to try coptic stitch so i could have more than one signature…but it seems a little intense for me atm ;) maybe someday. thanks for sharing yours – i luvit <3 OH! my postcards are all done and ready to go for when you send us the names/address around the 30th! i had some other projects that made me xtra motivated to get my cards done ahead of time. c u in the mail :)

  2. Lynette (NZ) says:

    Fabulous – really digging those neon stars too :-)

  3. Traci says:

    I really can’t even tell you how much I love this!!!

  4. Claudia says:

    I’m so impressed that you found pink book binding thread!! I also like the neon stars. I wonder if they glow in the dark?

  5. I love the binding as well Hanna, although I’ve never tried it (note to self). I really like the effect of the punched holes . . . I poke the holes through from the outside which is fairly tidy but this is a much neater way! What sort of a punch are you using?

  6. Debi says:

    I’ve never tried binding my own and am pretty sure they wouldn’t turn out as lovely as your has. So awesome!! : )

  7. Andria says:

    This is a beautiful binding, Hanna. Your book is so beautifully put together; I can imagine the fun you will have playing in it! I am looking forward to checking out your post on using paper bags for book pages.

  8. Karen says:

    I love this Hanna. I love visiting your blog – so inspiring!

    Karen x

  9. Judy Wise says:

    Love this binding! Thanks for an inspiring post. xo

  10. Caatje says:

    It’s gorgeous! I love the neon stars on the cover and the different papers on the inside. Have a great time filling it up!

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