Thursday, August 27, 2015

Mini Leather Hand-bound Journal Book....

Hi...

Happy Thursday and almost September!

In September, I am super excited to announce I will be guesting for VivaLasVegaStamps.  The excitment is so much, I just can't contain myself, so I am sharing one of my guest project today, and on the VivaLasVegaStamps blog

I LOVE VLVS stamps!  They are perfect for all types of projects and the selection is endless!  It literally takes hours to peruse the online store, creating a huge wishlist of stamps.

For my first project, I am sharing a Mini Leather, Hand-bound Journal book, using VLVS stamps to embellish my signature header pages.

To create my signature headers, I started with a blank piece of felt.  I added color to each section of felt with Distress Stains, allowing the colors to blend and mix.

Once the felt was dry, I heat embossed each signature header with the 'Writing Background' stamp. (there are 3 signature headers pages in total)

(be careful to move your heat around so the felt doesn't burn)


For each signature page, I stamped a different image on a square piece of silk, then dipped the silk into coffee, to stain the fabric.

 I then layered the stamped, silk fabric on top of other fabrics for texture and interest, using Matte Medium to adhere them together.

Once the matte medium was dry, I stitched over each stamped image, embellishing the image where I desired.





Stamp used: Design Crosses





Stamp used:  Whimsical Moon Face



Stamp Used: Owl in Vest

Once the stitching was done, I adhered each stamped embellishment to the cover of each signature page.

I added several additional blank journal pages to each signature and hand-bound the book together, using a pamphlet stitch.





I added a blanket stitch around the entire outside edge, and a metal embellishment for my cover.





I hope you enjoyed my mini leather journal book!  I really love how it turned out!  These would make the perfect little gift!  (hint-hint)

Be sure and stop back again in September for another Guest Designer project.  Thank you for stopping by!  Have a wonderful day!

2 comments:

Annette Allen said...

WOW this is AWESOME.. I LOVE IT

jbonomo said...

You are amazing! What a fabulous project.....and gift idea. thank you!

2 comments:

Annette Allen said...

WOW this is AWESOME.. I LOVE IT

jbonomo said...

You are amazing! What a fabulous project.....and gift idea. thank you!