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!!

Anonymous said...

Love your book

Anonymous said...

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