Wednesday, March 16, 2011

Journal I Made at My Local Library

The Journal -- Finished

Metals: Dragonfly with purple square
Heart and Live, Laugh, Love with clear and green bead

Before I added the stuff around the edge and the Tattered Angels (probably a better photo, but I like the Finished Product much better!

I made this journal at the library.  It is my favorite craft I've done at the library.  When I brought it home, I hadn't sprayed it with Tattered Angels or added the little paper to cover the wrinkles on the edge! I'm even happier now!  The cover is muslin to which we added fabric crayons rubbed over stamps and an acrylic paint wash.  We then hand-sewed in the 4 signatures (5 sheets of paper each).  It was so much fun that I might have to try it again.  The purple circle is polymer clay with an impression of a dragonfly in it! Can you tell that I'm proud of my first attempt at making a book!

Thanks for visiting! Don't be afraid to leave a comment--though be gentle--it's my first one!
Have a great day!


  1. Love it Kelly!! Did you attend the class at your library or is that just where you go to create in quiet? Our library uswed to do all kinds of creative classes but i haven't checked them out lately. I like your journla better after too :) I love the drippy and messy look...and the colors are so pretty!

  2. I loveeeeeeeeeeee it!! I love love love those dragonflies!! :):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):)

  3. Your first one rocks!!! Absolutely love the bead you added to it. Looks beautiful.

  4. Wow what a stunning journal, I love how you got the clay and did that imprint, how clever is that, very artistic Kelly. Melxx

  5. WOW!! It turned out so awesome!! I'm glad you shared it with us. You should definitely make more!! So creative and pretty.

  6. It turned out great Kelly!!! I still struggle with glimmer mist!! Love the color combo!

  7. I love this. It is just beautiful and the dangles hanging down are so great.

  8. Be gentle????WHHHHATTT?? This is so fabulous! I love it!!So pretty!


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