Tuesday, May 26, 2020

Yellow Blue Art Journal - Coptic and French Link Stitches

I was inspired to make this art journal after watching Sea Lemon's YouTube tutorial on making a journal using the Coptic and French Link stitches. I used the weaving/mending samples as the front and back covers. The black thread tension is slightly off but I’m happy with my first attempt. I will definitely give this stitching combo another try. The finished size of the journal is 5.75 inches x 8.5 inches x 1.25 inches.



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Saturday, May 16, 2020

Slow Stitch Journal -

Here is the short video of this art journal, click here.

I finally brought out my Slow Stitch Art Journal and started creating in it. I do admit that hand stitching doesn't come naturally to me. This past work week has been a bit challenging. I found solace in focusing on creating a design and stitching it. This act became somewhat meditative.




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Saturday, May 9, 2020

Wednesday, May 6, 2020

Red Flame and Purple Journals - Practice


Last night, I organized my journal making materials and supplies. I found these two fabric covers that I had kept unbound to use as samples for workshops. Instead of letting them sit, I cut up some drawing paper and bound both journals. The red flame journal is bound using the French link stitch and the purple journal uses the gathered long stitch. It was nice to practice binding just for fun. Great way to relax from the day.




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Saturday, May 2, 2020

New artwork in my Doodle Art Journal

I mentioned on the post here that I'm working in multiple art journals at one time.  

These are the recent artwork made in my Doodle Art Journal. I'm enjoying working on multiple art journals at the same time. It helps me to work through creative block. If I don't feel like making a collage in my Mini Art Journal then I can create a doodle in this journal.






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Saturday, April 18, 2020

New collages in my Mini Art Journal


 A short video of this journal is posted here.

I started creating in this journal this week seeing that my Camo Art Journal is completely filled. Since I have been mostly working at home since the quarantine, I have been taking my 30 minutes lunch break to work in my journals. Here are the completed collages created this week:




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Tuesday, April 14, 2020

Final collages in my Camo Art Journal

I mentioned on the post here that I'm working in multiple art journals at one time.  

Since I have been mostly working at home since the quarantine, I have been taking my 30 minutes lunch break to work in my journals. I completed this journal with the last collages on Monday of this week. It's a wonderful feeling of accomplishment to completely fill an art journal. Here are the final finished pages created in my Camo art journal:






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