Sunday, September 16, 2012

My little journal is born 我的 "出色" 小本子

My eco leave prints little journal is born.
這手作小本子, 顏色不什豐富, 但仍 "出色", 愛手作, 愛作一些盡可以親手完成的製作.
 Born with my handmade ceramic button, wrapped with wool felt cover.
這 96頁的小本子是植物印染在舊信封紙上, 繫以羊毛書皮及手做的陶瓷釦子. 
 Most leaves were picked near my office but the front page rose leaf and eucalyptus cinerea were from florist.
 Intended to have a bit black outlines of leaves, I put something of iron when making it.
 A wool felt cover with leaves and string marks. 
 Steps of making below :
 I cut the abandoned letter envelopes, dipped in diluted vinegar, laid the leaves on top,  sandwiched with a scrap of cotton already got some iron rust.  Clipped the batch of papers and steamed for an hour and left overnight.  Open it and let flat dry.
 Binded it with signature packs.
 Wool felted a flat sheet for the cover and bundle steamed with leaves.
 Each page with different leaves marks.

 A little journal of 96 pages with a little color.  More than enough.

 A new page with rose print. 
With the fragrance of rose tea, I'll soon start a new chapter.
 Steps of life will be slooooooow.
 Listen to the wave.....
 Jot down the routines.....
 No, no routines, just rolling with life......
 Tides in, tides out......

 Pages are not all splendid, rooms for writing.
My little journal -  a touch of handmade, a capture of leaves from my office.
I'll write story of the other journal with stitches.
Linking with Debbiedoo's party


  1. Terrie that is stunningly beautiful and your techniques are amazing! I would never want to write on those pages!! Wonderful!

  2. Thanks so much for sharing the process for your lovely book.

  3. Such a beautiful journal Terrie, a real work of art!

  4. They are so lovely . . . Do you make these for sale at an Art Consignment?

    1. Thanks Lynne. My eco trial on paper. Hope for a sale later.

  5. This is lovely! I've never seen such a beautiful journal! You are amazing.

  6. Mi piace tantissimo, brava, sulla carta è ancora più affascinante...

  7. Yes, Terrie: the pages are splendid and the journal a lovely work altogether! I think it would difficult to write over the prints..let us know how that goes when you do! The whole "package" is delightful.

    1. Thank you Ginny. It's just like a notepad, writing is the same but do I want to put ink in? No idea yet. May be a collection of my prints only.

  8. And a perfect journal it is too and just another thing you have made that I love. You are so talented and have such a good imagination for seeing things that others just ignore and walk right past.
    Susanne :)

  9. Your journal is gorgeous and what a fascinating process to make it. You are very talented. Thanks so much for sharing!

  10. Great post and I love the journal and the way you have made the photographs on the beach. Thanks for your nice comments on my blog as well.

  11. Wow, this your journal is awesome! I love it. Thank you so much for sharing the tutorial. Your newest follower from the Newbie Party. :)

  12. You are so inspiring, Terrie, your book and photos are amazing!

  13. You are indeed an inspiration! I never tire of reading your blog and seeing your new adventures in eco printing!
    Thank you so much for sharing!


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