Helloooo to anyone calling in today.
As I have not got a lot of projects finished I thought I would share some mini journal books I made last week. These started off with just a bit of splashing paint around and mark making. They turned out to be a lot of fun to make. Somethings I like and somethings I don’t but that doesn’t matter.
I recently sorted through some scraps of paper and put them into colours. The greys spoke to me so this is why I chose the colours for the covers. That and I like browns and greys.
The front of the books are on the left hand side and the reverse of the book are on the right hand side. Apologies for the clips but I had to use them to hold the books down to photograph them.
I’m in love with this number stamp at the moment and I seem to be using it on everything. Normally, it’s script that gets stamped on everything and everywhere but I really do like numbers at the moment whether it be a stamp or a stencil.
These mini scrappy books were a great way to try out some mark making. I am really liking the scribbles and scratches but not so much the small dots anymore. They seem a bit forced. I liked the rain drop shapes (top left on the left).
I did also like the yellow washes in areas. I thought they would warm everything up.
I have filled book 3 in quite a bit. I couldn’t resist.
I used little bits of pretty paper scraps and cut up gelli prints for the inside, with the additions of some blank pages. I took around 12 pieces of paper, of all different sizes, folded them in half and sewed them into the cover with some strong waxed thread.
I think I may use 10 pages next time. The books grow quite fat very quickly. They are great fun and addictive.
Thank you for looking.
Love and Light