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...
video

Have a great week!

8 comments:

  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

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

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

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  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

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

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  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

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  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

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

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