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My New Hand Bound Art Journal with Embroidered Cover

I am a big fan of art journaling as many of you know. But with the swap taking up my time in April, it’s been way too long since I wrote about my biggest obsession… So today I am sharing … Continue reading

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Art Journal Class 2016: A Journey Within – A Year of Handmade Art Journals

Wanna take an art journal class in 2016? Look no further! December is here, and it feels good already. I think December is one of my favorite months – not because of Christmas, but because I get to plan for … Continue reading

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Book binding | Make Book Pages from a Brown paper bag

Sharing one of my book binding secrets with you guys today! I know my plan was to mostly use watercolor papers in my next art journal, but I found all these pretty paper bags in my stash… So I thought … Continue reading

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Diamond Stitch Art Journal

Happiness is not something you postpone for the future; it is something you design for the present. Jim Rohn Trying something new to me, called diamond x stitch binding. It is a bookbinding stitching method. I thought it would be … Continue reading

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Art Journaling: I’m keeping the Butterflies

Sometimes when I bind a journal I use recycled pages that are so pretty that I don’t really want to add much to them. From my explore nature altered book I tore out a page with these graphical illustration that … Continue reading

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Before and After Art Journal Elk Page

When binding an Art Journal I use a lot of different papers. Like I said, I love to mix and match! For example I sometimes use pages from my altered books! You tear out pages to make room for collage … Continue reading

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Details of a Journal Cover

Fabrics that are painted, machine stitched and embellished can of course be used in all sorts of ways, as book covers for your own hand bound books for example! It’s my favorite usage for painted fabric and exactly what I … Continue reading

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Journal of Scraps no 1

Yesterday I wrote about the process of making and pricing a hand bound art journal. Now it’s time to view a few of the many many pages in the big Journal of Scraps #1 that I just listed on Etsy. … Continue reading

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Review of a book about Book Arts

A few months back I wrote a review of a book in the series Masters from Lark Books, called Collage. But while I love that book and everything about collages, I’m not over the moon about this new one… It … Continue reading

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Travel Journal Cover Story

Sure, you want to travel some day. When you have vacation time, or when you’re older. Well, what are you waiting for? Find a way to take a trip, if not this month, then sometime soon. You may need to … Continue reading

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