Thursday, August 17, 2017

All Natural and Re-purposed Book Journal

Hi Friends

Am sharing the whimsical book I created for the ongoing challenge at my favorite PaperArtsy Blog. The challenge topic is 2017 Topic 11: Books (big, small, binding).  I was inspired by this post on the PaperArtsy blog by Kate Yetter to use Burlap fabric and stitching . 

All Natural and Re-purposed Book Journal 

The book uses totally recycled paper and some printed left over scrap paper. The cover is made of two sheets of thick Brown packaging paper and a sheet of Burlap stitched together. The stitching is with black thread and deliberately messy. The flower design is stenciled with Snow Chalk Paint. some lace,  die cuts by Sizzix ,and handmade flowers are added 

All Natural and Re-purposed Book Journal 

there are four signatures inside made of coffee stained paper, recycled brown packaging tissue and paper,some sheets of pattern paper and even some envelopes........some punched borders are added randomly....

All Natural and Re-purposed Book Journal 

for closure a Jute ribbon is added between layers of Printed burlap sheet+two sheets of thick brown paper, then the jute ribbon and then the inside flap sheet of pattern paper and all are stitched together  

All Natural and Re-purposed Book Journal 

The spine has a broken wood bracelet beads and a wooden butterfly threaded on both ends. The binding is pretty basic and improvised :) but sturdy !! I loved all the posts on this topic by the design team and the information packed challenge post as usual and already have few more ideas to create some small books for gifting and Art journal.

All Natural and Re-purposed Book Journal 

All Natural and Re-purposed Book Journal 

All Natural and Re-purposed Book Journal 

Please be kind as this is the first ever book I have created ....there is huge scope for improvement but I really love it :) I also want to mention my blogger pal Rupa who makes very interesting journals and books and inspired me with her coffee stained paper journals to give this a try. 

Thank you so much for your support and your comments, they mean so much to me !!


Rupa Swaminathan said...

Awww.. Thanks for the mention Suman. I really loved the color combo here and the stenciling too. Clever use of the broken bracelet... We don't want to leave anything behind right, lol! Super dear. Wishing you many more journal makes.

Shylaashree said...

fabulous stencil design on the burlap sheet,adorable one

HappyMomentzz by Sharada Dilip said...

Very pretty totally love the burlap cover and stencilling ...Its always a pleasure dropping in at your blog !
cheers for the love of journals!!

SewPaperPaint said...

Oh I love this eco album! It is perfect with the burlap cover and messy stitches and the pages are a treat for the eyes! Hugs, Autumn

SD pooja said...

I loved the natural look a lot,fab use of burlap :)

rashmi harish said...

Such a rustic looking journal cover! Loved everything from Burlap cover, the stitches, the broken bracelet beads to the inner pages Suman!

Dr Sonia S V said...

WOW especially enchanted with your spine and so fun to see coffee stained paper...I recently had a go at it for my daughter's school project!
Dr Sonia

Mia said...

What a beautiful book, Suman! It is amazing! I love the burlap, the colours and the beautiful details. Kisses, my friend.

sue :) said...

Great book, love all the texture and stitching. Perfect for the Paperartsy book topic. x

geezercrafter said...

Great book Suman, would make a great gift.

SewPaperPaint said...

Should have said Thanks so much for sharing with us at Frilly and Funkie. Hugs, Autumn

Jenny Marples said...

Well Suman I'd say you've got a gift for making beautiful books if this is anything to go by! LOVE that fabulous textured cover and the way you've stitched the fabulous pages in place. Thank you for joining us at Frilly and Funkie xx

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