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Custom Sketchbooks from Art Journal Pages

I have three beautiful custom sketchbooks in my possession. I picked painted art journal pages of my own as cover art, and I am in love with these blank books. Today I’m sharing a video review of them, including a … Continue reading

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Customized Note Pad for quick scribbles

Today I’ll share a quick tips on how to create a customized Note Pad Cover. You know the cheap kind that have ugly covers but are still great to use? Well, I like those too. But I do think everything … Continue reading

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The Midori Traveler’s Notebook System | The ultimate guide

Have you fallen in love with the Midori Traveler’s Notebook System yet? As a notebook junkie, I fell hard and fast for this notebook system when I found it online, and my love for it continues. It is so so … Continue reading

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Spray Painting a Vintage Book Cover | before and after

The first few Art Journals I filled I bought in a book store. They were spiral bound and had great thick paper to work on. I was a beginner at everything art related, so buying was my best option to … Continue reading

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How to close your bulging journal

Every man [and woman!] should be born again on the first day of January. Start with a fresh page. Take up one hole more in the buckle if necessary, or let down one, according to circumstances; but on the first … Continue reading

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I love wrinkled brown paper

The cover if this art journal is made with my favorite technique of wrinkly brown paper glued down. The cardboard letters, a gift from Diane many years ago, are left plain because I think sometimes plain is just enough. It’s … Continue reading

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Owl journal revisited: I painted it pink!

Do you remember the leather journal my mother bought for me in Lithuania? I have been so into the moleskine brand that I haven’t used this one yet. It’s been resting in the notebook bin for a few months. Then … Continue reading

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Fabric Covered Ring Binders

My ring binders after a bit of transformation with pretty fabric and some glue… They turned out really darn pretty, don’t you think? Wanna do the same with your ugly ring binders or folders? Okay, this is a descriptive tutorial … Continue reading

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Making a fabric journal cover

I’ve been working toward more book binding for over a year now, but it is a very slow process for me because it includes so many steps. First I started to decorate pages made from old envelopes and couldn’t stop. … Continue reading

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Pimp your Moleskine – another patchwork journal

It’s Pimp Your Moleskine time! I know, it’s my favorite craft too. This time I’ve turned a regular Moleskine into a patchwork journal (with owl image on the front cover since last week was hoot owl week around here!). I … Continue reading

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