another (prepared) post to finally share one of my recent makes as it has been given to its recipient by now. I made this as a birthday present for my mother in law, who loves everything nature and is the most wonderful grandmother for my son you could wish for! So it had to be something really special I wanted to give to her!
Many of you will still remember this make, on which I used the same wonderful background technique taught by lovely Grace Howes on the Soul Food class (and the same range of DecoArt acrylic colours)!
Now I finally made a smaller version of her art journal so my MIL can use it as a notebook and carry it with her.
It's a really useful item, as it has foldable flips on the front and back cover, which can be used to mark special pages in the notebook. It also has a pocket for tickets and such on the front and back cover insides.
The sewn binding is easy to make but also very effective. It does not only hold my two signatures in place but also works as added texture on the spine.
I used my lovely (and rather new) Red Lead feather and fragment word stamps to add more interest to the signatures covers. I really LOVE those stamps and cannot believe I did not use them earlier although I had already bought them some weeks before X-mas! But sometimes my new acquisitions just have to wait until the "perfect" project for using them comes around the corner ;)
The numbers were stamped using part of a Kaisercraft stamp. The scraps of text are from an old book I bought for 2 Euro.
I also left the perforated edges from the paper pads as they came off the paper pad and used a mix of kraft and white sketch and watercolour papers for the signatures. I love it when you can see what a project is made of and I love when you can touch and feel various textures.
I also love how the acrylic colours blend together when being scraped on- and into the paper. They do it all by themselves - so no hard thinking on any colour tones I might need to use and mix ;)
And I like that the sewn binding is visible on the outside too - so you can see HOW the project is made.
I hope you have enjoyed your visit! Thank you for stopping by my little creative corner ;)
Hugs and happy crafting,