Friday, July 22, 2011
Old Ledger Pages Journals
Okay, as promised, the journals made from old ledger pages. I found two very vintage ledgers while in Denver last March at a thrift shop. The pages in one is two sizes so I made two sizes of journals from some of the pages. The paper is quite heavy weight so should hold up well. I took out some of the ledger pages, and had fun with spray ink mists and my stencils. The covers I made from fabric scraps. I love the feel and look of these journals! I find I am tending to the soft covers over board covers. Which do you like to use the best?
I have this female body stencil I cut out of a magazine that I like, and a head from a magazine too so I put them together. Kind of-I don't know, ET ish? lol. And the little star is from a YSM find, from sizzix...a couple of punches and a little hammer. Not sure about that yet but I tried it out and it punched through quite a few pages at once. The #s are an alphbet stencil and the yellow is flowers. These pages are pretty pastel so the writer/artist will be able to add their own touches to the pages.
More plastic stencil sheets and a face from a magazine...
Again, a face from a magazine and flower stencil...
Alphabet stencils and a bird from a magazine...layered as you can see.
Love the pastel colors!
Bird and such again...
And the cover... love the old pink hand repurposed crochet and the repurposed from a tea towel embroidered bird too! Scraps, free motion sewing, and fun!
The larger sized cover still drying so no scan.
I have made about three or four more covers using up scraps from my sewing scraps tub. How amazing it is to make something beautiful from what most people would throw (and have thrown, lol) away.
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