Wednesday, June 10, 2015

Journal with Blooms

Hi,  it's Ann here today from the Linnie Bloom's Design Team and the blog: AnnMakes.  I  used a Home Decor Kit from Linnie Blooms:  Rustic  Journal to make  myself a portable watercolour journal to carry in my bag.

I used some Gelatos and some water to alter the natural canvas for the cover.  I also altered the house shape that comes in the kit to make a flap for the journal.

I used pink and gold gelato to colour the blooms and enhanced the centres with big black embroidery threaded knots. I later glued the flowers to the cover.

I finished the inside cover with some vintage dictionary pages and some Mod Podge.

I cut three sheets of watercolour paper into 6 pieces to make 12 pages in the journal.  I used a very simple book making method by making two holes through the papers and the canvas.

 I then used the piece of jute cord from the kit to bind everything together with a double knot.

I sewed a zig zag line on the house/flap.  I also stitched the flap to the journal back on my sewing machine.  I added small velcro to the cover and flap.

Finally to add some whimsy to the cover I used some stamps and Staz On ink for the Bee.

I hope that you are inspired to make your own personal piece with the lovely Linnie Bloom's Kits.

Linnie Blooms Rustic Journal Kit
Gelatos in blues, teal, green , bright pink, and gold by Faber Castell
Staz On black stamp ink by Tsukineko
Mod Podge by Plaid
"Buzzing Bees" stamps from Blue Moon Creations / Spiced Sunshine Stamps
Velcro from Multi Crafts
Dictionary papers from my stash
Water colour paper by Loes Cornell
Sewing thread by Coats and Clark
Aleene's Tacky Glue

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