Wednesday, June 5, 2013

Art journal - One way or another

Hello there, I hope you're all having a great week. I haven't been very creative lately, but I've learned how to make Coptic stitches bound notebooks, following this youtube video and a few various tutorials I found online to improve my technique for my second try.


I only made 2 so far, so I clearly need more practice for them to look good, but the second try was already better (which is a good thing since I made it for a friend). The teal one was my first try, and is now my new art journal. I used a double thread for the binding and I think that with the thread i was using it was a mistake because it makes the stitching a little bit big. For the pink one I used a single thread to bind and I think it looks prettier.

And here's how I inaugurated my new journal:



Also, I received today a book that I ordered last week and that caught my attention while browsing online, Art Doodle Love by Dawn DeVries Sokol. More than a book it's a journal you're invited to fill with doodles. I can't wait to start doodling in it, I might post some of the finished pages in the future.



6 comments:

  1. Love the result, it totally looks like something you'd find on a store... just way more original, and handmade! :)

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    1. And a bit more fucked up, you'll see by yourself soon.

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  2. Your journals look lovely. I've been wanting to create a journal with a coptic stitch myself, using that same tutorial, but have been putting it of, maybe this weekend =).
    Have a wonderful weekend.
    xx

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    1. Thanks for stopping by and for your nice comment. I've been putting it off too (procrastination is a fickle bitch) but once I started, it was really less complicated than I first thought. That tutorial is pretty useful because she really explains well and you can pause and rewind if needed.

      Have a great weekend too :)

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  3. Oh Emma!! molt xulo!! feia molt que no em passava per aquí i m'agrada molt el que fas. Petons!!

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    1. Merci pour la visite et le gentil commentaire. Bises à toi aussi

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