Saturday, 19 February 2011

Handmade mini journal

Last night I found a great tutorial on how you can fold a 6 x 4 minibook or journal out of two pieces of 12 x 12 scrapbook paper. You can see this tutorial on Laura Denison's Follow the Papertrail Youstream channel. I decided to make a mini journal rather than a mini scrapbook, so I covered the pages of the scrapbook paper with gesso and than painted stamped and collaged the first page so far. I am going to use Rian's wonderful collage sheet (see below) for this mini. The great think is that each of the 5double pages has a pocket on the side so any journaling can be hidden inside the pockets if you wish. Here is the cover, (which will get mork work done to it) and the first page using one of Rian's fantastic images.


Heather Jacob said...

this is spectacular Astrid .... a master at work .. love it.... Hugz x

Celeste said...

This looks lovely and very nostalgic.

"MOI" Freubel said...

Oh Dear !!!
This is so touching that you've send me a email Astrid !!!
Can you imagine that I'm happier to see this then that you won this collage sheet from me ??!!
I'm glad that you liked it and i'm so proud of you with what you have made !! I've enlarged your image for a closer look and I REALLY REALLY love this. It comes up so well !!
OWWW this is so enjoyable !! :)
Thank you very much for showing it to me !!!! ♥♥♥

hugssss from me !!

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Ozstuff said...

So beautiful. You are a legend, Astrid.

Carol said...

This is really lovely Astrid x

Sandy said...

Wow Astrid this is amazing and so beautiful.
I love your little work.

Silvia(Barnie) said...

Just a wonderful journal.

WW said... pretty. Love the idea of doing the gesso over the paper and making the jounal.
Will we see a swap at the "nest"??

nayski said...

Astrid, this is stunning - can't wait to see more :)

Paula Phillips said...

Wonderful! I just love Laura.
Such an honour to be published in the same magazine as you! :)
Much Love!

Kiki aka Victoria said...

So beautiful! Lovely!

ANGIE said...

Hello Astrid. I was blog-hopping this morning and found your blog. So many wonderful creations to admire and inspire!

I became a follower so I can come back and get ideas. By the way, I have the same blog design. It's so lovely!

bloubell said...

As always , your work is exquisite. Love the mini journal.

LiveArt said...

How wonderful Astrid!! Love your journal mini :) The cover is outstanding!!! Can't wait to see what you do with the gorgeous images! This is pure inspiration and eyecandy!!
hugs and smiles,

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