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How to close your bulging journal

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 of January let every man gird himself once more, with his face to the front, […]

Try Tissue Paper Collage

Try Tissue Paper Collage

Who doesn’t love and adore tissue paper? It’s available in so many pretty, bright colors (and patterns!) that my collection is still growing. I use it all the time, and thought I’d share a quick and super fun idea to play with today. You start by cutting out strips of different coloured tissue paper, then […]

Art Journal Idea: Create a Sub Page

Art Journal Idea: Create a Sub Page

A sub page is a extra page attached in some way to fold out of your journal and extend it even further. I haven’t done this much before, but in the square smart journal (with the rather small pages) it was a natural progression. On the spread above the right page has a sub page, […]

How to decorate Your Easter Tree

How to decorate Your Easter Tree

I like the aesthetics of Easter better than any other holiday we celebrate here in Sweden. I love how bright and happy everything looks right now, with spring around the corner… And the best part is decorating an Easter Tree. Do you do that? It’s so easy to buy (or pick) a few birch twigs, […]

Working on Loose Art Journal Pages

Working on Loose Art Journal Pages

When I started art journaling I used spiral bound books found in the book shop. Loved those journals! Then I moved on to altering vintage books, something that I still love. The way I fill a page varies with day form, and on book binding technique, page format and paper structure in the book that […]

The Polka Dot Oilcloth Desk

The Polka Dot Oilcloth Desk

Because I am messy I use a big oilcloth to cover the desk where I make my art. I’ve had this beautiful rose patterned one for several years, but it’s beyond saving at this point, full of acrylic paint splatters. Plus, since I bought a new table last year it is about 10 centimeters to […]

Fabric Covered Ring Binders

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 post for you then! Find a nice sturdy cotton fabric, take out those ugly ring […]

Finishing a fabric ATC

Finishing a fabric ATC

I thought I’d show you how I “finish” my embroidered Artist Trading Cards. I’ve noticed that in textile art the last touch to the work is very important. An ugly edge or badly made backing can really take away from the beauty of the embroidery or quilt, so it’s important to at least have some […]