Quick Fun Project

I have been spending a bit of time, looking for projects you might enjoy. I found this cute bound journal and wanted to share it! Perfect for Spring!

The video tutorial I used for this WATERMELON JOURNAL is below. Jennifer, from “Sea Lemon” provides easy to follow videos on simple book binding. She is enjoyable to follow!

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I think Jennifer does a great job with her step by steps! I will admit, the cut out wasn’t as easy for me, so I folded the cover directly and in half and cut it with scissors to straighten up my shape.

I also reinforced that edge by applying little pieces of torn washi tape. I like the way it looks, and it feels more finished and sturdy to me:)

I added washi to all the cover edges. Again, a little more sturdy.

The interior pages with print are cardstock. It’s all I had, and worked fine:)

It’s a fun one for 10-16 year olds who could do it solo:)

I loved this project and enjoy productive crafting during these times of quarantine.

Happy Monday!

Much love,

More from CREATE (a mixed media retreat)

The last class I attended at the CREATE mixed media retreat was on Friday from 9-4.

 I was COMPLETELY inspired by Ingrid Dijkers and her Handmade books…they really  should be on display in a museum:)  If you’ve never seen anything she has done you should definitely check out her website…be prepared to be amazed:)

Below is the beginning of a work I will complete that originated in her book binding class “Ambrosia.”

What a humbly talented artist.  I would love to take more classes with her!

 If you’d like to see more of her work go here.

Book Binding Project

I’m sure it will be a “work in progress” for the next month:)