Friday, September 04, 2009

Stitched & Stenciled Mini-Journals

I went a bit obsessive this week painting and stenciling and stitching journal pages. I had intended to put them into a single journal, but Melissa came up with the idea of using each one to create a mini-journal containing only a few pages, which could then be used to write an little story or poem or other personal note and give as a gift. Ialways knew she was a genius!

These are all based on the online class conducted by Mary Ann Moss at Dispatch From LA. Check her out if you haven't already!

Here are a bunch of photos of individual pages and spreads, before assembling into journals.

(this one shows what it will look like with the pages inside; I will wrap the plain paper signatures in either a map, sheet music, or other printed page)

Believe it or not, this is only a small fraction of the pages I did. I completed 15 spreads, front and back. That's 30 spreads, or 60 individual pages! Yes, it's okay if you question my sanity. ;-)

More photos later.


Kate said...

These are fantastic. I feel stalled with mine. YOU may have given me the push to get moving again.



mary ann said...

GO GO GO Lori! Fantastic - every single one! How great it is to be ON FIRE with an idea. I just love what you're doing here!

Melissa S. said...

Lori...and what a great obsession it is! These are all all the bits and stitching to embellish. I need to take that step with the pages I have ready for the book...great inspiration!

Brian K said...

cuOh man! These are sooo wonderful!!!! I can't wait to work on this project!!

Diane said...

Now that I'm back from vacation, I'll get down to business, thanks to your "compulsion." It's a good one to have. Thanks

Diane said...

Think I lost my first comment.
Anyway, just wanted to let you know you've inspired me to get going on stenciling/stitching now that I'm back from vacation. Thanks