Sunday, July 20, 2014

Itsy Bitsy Journal & Video Clip

This is one of the smallest journal I've ever made! It's 1" wide, 1.25" tall and about an 1" thick; it fits right in a tablespoon.
I started makiing the journal by tearing out a page from my Dylusions Creative Journal. The page already had some stenciling left on it, but it was still perfectly fine to use.
Using my steel ruler as a guide, I tore the page in strips vertically. I like the torn edge look so I didn't use scissors to cut my strips.
I tore each strip into 2" pieces and folded them in half. Then I took three pieces and created a small book, also known as a signature. Each signature makes 6 pages. I created four signatures, so my journal has 24 pages total.
Afterwards, I used some dental floss (free samples from the dentist) to bind the signatures together.
Then I used some graffers tape and taped it over the binding edge.
For the cover, I had some sample leather pieces that I glued around the signatures, and then I added some dyed seam binding on the edges to close the journal together.
Now the fun part: to color all the pages with some backgrounds colors.
I used Tim Holtz distress inks, Caran d'Ache Neocolor II crayons and a water brush to colored the pages.
I journaled, stamped, painted, stenciled and pasted in my itsy bitsy book.
Below is a flip through of my journal...

Have a great week!


  1. this is absolutely adorable.. thanks for the instructions on how to assemble this miniature. especially love is how you completed each page w/ cute sayings and altered art, even pockets. hope you submit this.. so very unique.. how about teaching a class for this one.. so precious.

    lana cano kloch

  2. love love love!!! You are sosososoos creative~~ Great class this would make .....
    thank you for sharing Connie :)
    XO Laura H

  3. Love your mini journal! And that video is awesome...where'd you get that music? It's lovely.

  4. Talented Connie, you never stop thrilling and amazing me to piece's. How brilliant and what a challenge your mini journal. I love your big imagination dear friend. Keep smiling. xoxoxo

  5. Too cute for much packed into a little book. Loved your video showing each colorful creative page. Thanks for sharing another great

  6. Connie, I love this little book. You are so creative. Congratulations on all of your recent publications, they are wonderful works of art. Thanks for making me smile again. Shannon

  7. Yes Connie, I love this little book too. Congrats on all your publications, so wonderful to be recognized for doing what you love. Please count me in if you decide to do a tiny book class. Valerie Myers

  8. Connie, late response but love, love, love your mini journal. I want one! R