Wednesday, June 4, 2008

My first hand made journal!!

Here she is & I'm so proud of here!! :) Whenever I come across a cool journal in a store, I'd buy it. Then, I started thinking, I can dye all kinds of fabrics & paper, why not make them myself, that way, I can have them any size that I want?? But I had no idea where to start in making a journal so I signed up for Sue's journal making class & here was my first assignment!!

This journal is 7.5" by 9". I started off with dyeing some bamboo fabric, my favorite neon green. I layerd turquoise eye lash yarn on top of black misty fuse. With a teflon pressing sheet, I fused the eyelash yarn & misty fuse with an iron to the neon green bamboo fabric.


This was the inside of the journal. I parfait dyed some kona fabric & the green triangle on the left side is a pocket. You might need to click on the photo to see it, but I free motion quilted the piece to add design to the inside of the journal & to also help hold the eyelash yarn down with the misty fuse on the front. The nice thing is that the thread blends in with the eyelash yarn so you can't really see the thread unless you take a closer look.


These are the signatures that will be sewn into the my journal. Do they look familiar? I printed closeups of some of my work onto heavy cardstock with a color copier. After this, I realized, I could do this with just about anything & the possibilities are endless. I'm a stamp collector as well, which made me think.................."how cool would it be to make a journal cover with old US postage stamps??

7 comments:

Vicki W said...

I love that bright green!

Michelle said...

Gorgeous! I wish it were mine!!!

Karen said...

Really nice Tracy you must be so proud. Someone else who likes to makes journels as well is Kelly from RunOff.

Doreen K. said...

Absolutely gorgeous!!! Love the color and the yarn you used.

Scrappy Cat said...

I LOVE your journal - I think it's my favorite of all the ones in class.

Fannie said...

Congratulations on your first hand-made journal, Tracy! It's beautiful! Great job!

Your techniques are original and clever. Printing onto cardstock, dyeing fabric, eyelash yarn . . . . Thanks for sharing. I look forward to seeing more of your creations. Have fun! SueB's a great teacher.

Victoria said...

I love your journal! I can't wait to see what else you come up with for the other styles!