Mini journal Books

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.

Book 1

Book 1 front
Book 1 back

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.

Book 2

Book 2 front
Book 2 back

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.

Book 3

Book 3 front
Book 3 back

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

Flo x

10 thoughts on “Mini journal Books

  1. Wow Flo, your pages are fabulous, I love the colours and you stamping, so very artistic.
    Thank you so your visit today, hope all’s well with you 😊 💜

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    1. Thank you Kate. I had a wonderful time catching up with all of your posts/makes. I love visiting your blog. You did make me giggle when you mentioned your inner elf!!!! All good here thank you. Take care, Hugs Flo xx

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  2. They are fantastic Flo, well done!!
    Thank you for sharing them… I’m also on the path and thinking how to create more art journals in different ways, maybe to sell if I can, so it’s very interesting for me to see your samples (not copy them, never, don’t be affraid! :). But you remain for me a very inspinig artist friend, forever 🙂
    Have a lovey time creating what you love to do or inspire you,
    Happy Sunday Flo!
    Ooodles of hugs, Coco xx

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    1. Awww! Coco you are so kind. Thank you so much for your kind words and for your friendship. I am always happy for people to case projects. I have no problem with that. I did wonder if kits may be good way to go if you are thinking of selling…just an idea. Sending ooodles of hugs back at ya! Flo xx

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  3. Never made a journal…or have I? If I did it must have been rubbish cos I don’t remember. These are superb and I do love the combination of greys, browns, and yellow but have you seen someone about your greys talking to you ? at least it isn’t voices .I will have to investigate “mark-making” it’s a new one on me and you have inspired me with your amazing art once again
    Yours as ever Ugly Bum

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    1. Hello Gorgeous. Thank you so much my BFF. I have spoken to someone about the greys because they are conflicting with the voices but there is no hope I am afraid. They did suggest whisky!!! Those were the good days hey! So great to see you back in blog land. Hugs Flo xx

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