Friday, January 6, 2012

Handmade Journal

I follow (loosely) the blog Sketchbook Challenge.  It is a great source of inspiration (and intimidation). Several months ago I noticed the instructions  (pdf file, link removed 3/2017) for creating a fabric journal from Sue Bleiweiss.  Here is my first attempt at creating a handmade fabric journal.  It’s purple, so of course I mailed it to @purplesque.
Here is the base of the journal with the fabric fused to the pelmet vilene, bound, and pressed.
Here it is folded, prior to adding the paper.
Paper added.

I wasn’t sure how to do the closure.  Will have to get more creative if I make another one.  I sent two options:  elastic gold ribbon
or tied with more purple ribbon.


Chrysalis said...

Very cool, Ramona! I love that it's purple.

SeaSpray said...

Oh Wow - that is so COOL! :)

I'm chuckling because seeing Angel said Cool was going to deter me from duplicating the word ...but then COOL! was my first response. :) And beautiful.

that's a keeper ..of course all your stuff is.

I know I am being repetitive but I am continually in awe of all the wonderful things you create and how quickly. You have a gift.