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Watercolor Journal - Handmade by Me

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Watercolor Journal

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Category Paper Crafts
Style Traditional, Classic, Whimsical
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What inspired your paper craft project? Online Photo or Website
Name of website or photo From the book: Real Life Journals

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What materials did you use? Hand-dyed fabric(made by me), chip board, glue, Arches 140lb cold press paper, card stock, high quality printing paper

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What are you most proud of? The whole thing really but I love the paper I made (or rather designed?) for the writing sections. I made the lined pages using very high quality printing paper and using Corel drew the lines very close together. There are 12 signatures (sections). Six watercolor and six lined journal sections so you can not only make illustrations on the watercolor paper but also use it as a written diary.

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What advice would you give someone starting this project? Have fun! And use it! As you can see I haven't yet but I'm going to very soon! Any ideas for closures?

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Well done, it looks lovely! I'm not sure if I would be brave enough to start a project like this one :)

10/14/2012 Flag

It really isn't as hard as it looks. It just takes a little patience. If you reall want to try it, just start with inexpensive materials.

10/14/2012 Flag

What a wonderful project. It is beautiful - and best of all you used your hand dyed fabrics for it.

10/14/2012 Flag

It was fun using them! I used 2 of my favorites so I can look at them all the time : )

10/14/2012 Flag

This is so beautifully done. I would like to know what size this is and if you had to alter the binding so it would fold to the back? I would really like to try this. Thanks, Marty

02/03/2013 Flag

Nice...great idea for use as a watercolor "diary"

06/03/2013 Flag