Sunday, March 8, 2015

Experimenting with Inlay and Patterned Papers


Today I present ten mini journals made with punches and patterned paper. I wanted to work on my technique in making journals and to experiment with inlay. 

I saw this YouTube video by Nichol Magouirk featuring the 2015 Simon Says Stamp February card kit and got inspired. I wanted to try some sort of inlay technique, too, but needed to come up with a way to test it out with the supplies I already had. So, I decided to do simple designs with punches on patterned paper to make mini journal covers. Each cover also has an interior cover to keep everything nicely together. 

I am generally happy with the results. I made ten mini journals in total. I show you all of them, both when I initially made them and a few days later to show how well they flattened out, and highlight the covers I especially like, as well as the fancier interiors. I think these mini journals are more functional than the earlier ones I've made. By doing the inlay, the covers are flatter and less likely to come apart when actually used (in theory!). 

Most importantly, I had a great time making these. Here's to practice and experimenting! 


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