Handmade Kawaii Art Journal

I think a pretty journal or notebook cover is important, because it makes you use the book even more. When you want to look at it from the outside, you also want to open it up and work in it! Right?

You remember the Japanese word for cute, right? Kawaii! It was such a popular word a few years back in blog land, and it refers to a special aesthetics of childlike cuteness. I couldn’t come up with a better name for this Art Journal I made, so I just call it the Kawaii Art Journal!

Handmade Kawaii Art Journal

I already mentioned it in my list of achievements of things crafted last year, but now, let me present you to my Kawaii Journal…

Let’s have a look at it, from all angels.

Kawaii inside and outside

The inside has nothing to do with the Japanese culture of kawaii, because I rarely find myself wanting to draw cupcakes with twinkly eyes etcetera… But the cover fabric, bought online many years ago, is what is so kawaii! And sometimes the cover is the name factor. It is like this fabric have been waiting for this journal to be born.

I love all the characters on this print! Love!

First and Last of the Kawaii Journal

The first page states that this journal belongs to me, iHanna. And the inside back cover of course has a pocket. I bought a package of library pockets in the scrapbooking isle, and oh I love it! As you know, all journals needs a pocket for extras.

Pages of Kawaii Art Journal
Yummy Pages of Kawaii Art Journal
As you can see I’ve worked quite a bit in this journal. Yummy pages, right? Here is the backside:

Kawaii Art Journal backside (Copyright Hanna Andersson)

That’s a peek at the outside of the journal. I will share some of the inside pages in upcoming art journal peeks, I promise.