Watercolor Journal - Handmade by Me

Project Description

What inspired your paper craft project? Online Photo or Website Name of website or photo From the book: Real Life Journals Link to website or photo tinyurl.com/9b595zs 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. 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?

What you will need

  • Hand-dyed fabric(made by me)
  • chip board
  • glue
  • Arches 140lb cold press paper
  • card stock
  • high quality printing paper

Q&A with MaryLouiseAB

Kati R asked:
Well done, it looks lovely! I'm not sure if I would be brave enough to start a project like this one :)
MaryLouiseAB answered:
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.
Mary F J asked:
What a wonderful project. It is beautiful - and best of all you used your hand dyed fabrics for it.
MaryLouiseAB answered:
It was fun using them! I used 2 of my favorites so I can look at them all the time : )