Saturday, June 19, 2010

Paper Bag book journal


back of cover/first bag

front 2nd bag

back side 2nd bag

front 3rd bag/page

left- back of 3rd bag, right side-front of 4th bag

back cover
 I finally finished some art projects that I started last week and earlier this week.
The above photo's are of my latest paper bag journal book. I made some paper bag journals a few years back, but thought it would be fun to make another one. In the past I made some of these paper bag books/journals with a cooking theme.I filled them with recipes and gave those away as little gifts.
I folded each paper bag, and then with decorative stitches on the sewing machine I stitched along two sides. Each page/bag has 2 slots to tuck in photos, or ephemera.
I punched holes into the folded end of the bags and added large eyelets. The  ribbon that holds the journal together was threaded thru the eyelets of each bag. I used a polymer clay donut bead with a large hole that I made ages ago. The ribbon ends were threaded thru the bead, and I then tied the ribbon into a knot. You could also use book rings to bind the journal.
I glued to the front page a circle postmark embellishment. Some pages have ribbon with words, decorative scrapbook paper, fancy brads, paper ribbon tape. A tab from Tim Holtz (measuring tape). I stamped mostly Tim Holtz images on the pages.
I used 4 bags for my journal. This was a fun easy project. Do you like it? If so, leave a comment, and you may find this little journal in your mailbox.


jrmathers said...

This is very beautiful

Kerry said...

I love it! Another project I will have to try for myself. Love how you decorated it, love TH. Thanks for sharing. KerryP

Susan said...

What a great little book! I love all the stamps you used.

WendyP said...

your paper bag book is gorgeous -i havent made one for ages and you have inspired me to make some again!!

Scrapping Mom said...

Love your book

Penny Duncan Creations said...

LOVE LOVE LOVE This book!!!!! GREAT job