Mixed media, travellers notebooks, letter journals, collage, art journaling, water colours, drawing, atc’s and anything to do with paint, paper, glue and scissors. Is what you will find on this blog. Grab a coffee and have a browse.
Tuesday, October 21, 2014
My Midori-style journal cover...
I had an old leather handbag that I no longer used. The zipper was broken and the inside lining was all ripped.. The leather was so lovely on it though and have been wondering what I was going to make with it.. Then I found Ray Blake's wonderful tutorial on how to make your own Midori-style journal cover So today I made my cover and I love it. The leather is so soft as its already aged and I like the look of the stitching it all just adds to it.
Front of my journal
This is the front of my finished journal. I had to add a trinket of an owl to it.. I followed along step by step with the youtube video and paused and re-winded a lot but I am so very happy with the way it turned out.. I used my bigbite for the holes as I tried my leather punch as you can see by the hammer but it did not go through it, maybe I needed to hit it harder.. So it was the bigbite that did the job and I am happy with the way it looks.. I used the smallest one the 1/8" hole punch.
Back of my journal
So now I am off to make more inserts as I think mine can easily hold 3 journals in it.. Have a great day Sandy :)