|Want to make some books?|
My friend Margarete showed me how to make this.....
|and she can show you too......|
|I had such fun working on this I knew I had to share.....|
Margarete taught us how to make these at an SF Correspondence meeting.
And then she came over to my studio to play!
|I love it when my friends come over to my studio and play. And I really love it when they arrive with show-and-tell.|
Just look at these wonderful FAT and happy altered books.
I couldn't want to get my hands on them -- want to see inside?
|My friend Margarete made them all -- and I now you are going to want to know more. Lucky for you, she has a blog and she does tutorials on YouTube!|
Here are her YouTube tutorials
You can see how she makes these beauties.....
|I love all the different papers and textures she puts in for pages....|
|This is her RED book -- and it is charmingly small -- just about postcard size. And I gave her the vintage red roses to include inside.....I'm just saying...|
|Of course, my favorite pages were the postal pages with vintage stamps and glassine envelopes and pages from old stamp albums.|
|Check out the cool pockets she makes.....|
|She also made a whole book from a Priority Envelope she received and the entire theme was postal....|
|Here's another spread with two kinds of pockets on either side....|
Check out her blog too
The little red journal is featured on there right now.
These remind me of my scrappy journals I create, only mine are sewn by machine, not hand. They are also bound in a cloth cover, not hard bound. I DO love the pieces she created and I adore the postal one. It gives me many ideas, too.ReplyDelete
I was really impressed with her books, and I know the two of you had fun in your studio. It must be awesome having someone you can share time with who "gets" your work and you get hers. Lucky YOU!!
Thank you, Elizabeth -- it is wonderful to spend time with another artist. So inspiring and I love seeing what others make. And since I work alone for hours it is always fun to spend a day hanging out with a pal.Delete
SO much fun, Pamela! :-) We really did have a lovely day all around; even the weather cooperated. Your mail art journal is spectacular. It's so much fun to flip through those pages. It's jammed packed with so many interesting things to see. It's funny that in the beginning you weren't so excited with how it was turning out, and then it came together as you were working on it a bit. I would have been bummed if you were disappointed with it. I'm glad it worked out :-)ReplyDelete
I just looked through the photos (for the 10th time) I took of your Readers Digests books. There's so much inspiration there. I've got to get to it!
Margarete -- I stuck with my mail art journal and now I am loving it. I want to try again but may send up an SOS to you if I forget how to do it. Oh -- I can look at your tutorial. I am glad you liked my books too. I'd like to see all those photos you took - but I guess I can just look at the books themselves....I am looking forward to seeing what you make from that book/paper from Scrap. You are most welcome to come back any time.Delete
What a fun day that must've been! Margarete's journals look amazing. I'm off to watch a few videos. Thanks for sharing this!ReplyDelete
Oh yes, very fun, Linda. Hope you are enjoying Margarete's tutorials. And thank YOU for taking the time to leave a comment.Delete
Oh my gosh those are outstanding! All those pops of red really get my motor running. So happy for you two to have such a fabulous day together.ReplyDelete
Hey there Miss Iowa! I am glad your motor is running -- and I already know you like to sing in the car! Thanks for the comment.Delete
So many great ideas! My head is spinning! It is great to have time to create with like-minded individuals, isn't it? In fact, I have a play day with two art buddies today to work on nature print postcards and whatever else we might think of. I can see I'm going to need to allot some time to watching all of Margarete's videos. Lots of great info!ReplyDelete
OoooOOoo nature print postcards -- how delightful. i love nature printing. have fun today! And many thanks for the comment.Delete
p:: hope i get to come play in yr studio someday! those folios are pure magic. thanks for the swoon and the toothsome inspiration. xo, pReplyDelete
miss polly -- you are most welcome and I'm sure you will be over (or down from PDX) to play. Bring JJ and Karen with you!Delete
This is exactly what I needed today, Pamela. I'm inspired to do something with the favourite mail art I've received. Thank you; it sounded like a fabulous day. (Mail on its way to you today.)ReplyDelete
Adrienne -- It is fun to have a lot of your incoming mail all in one place and easy to flip through. I will be looking forward to getting mail from YOU.Delete
I so want to make one! I have a 2017 commitment to finishing all the art journals I have started. Your journal does look amazing and screams,"touch me"! Thank you so much for sharing it.ReplyDelete
It does scream "touch me" doesn't it? I hope you do make one.It is nice to be able to sit with it and flip through.....and fun to make too. Thanks for stopping by the blog and commenting....Delete
So colourful and inspiring!! :-)ReplyDelete