Wednesday, September 28, 2011

paint + stitching + composition books = grungy journals

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So, at "back to school" time I found these composition notebooks. You know...the black and white ones that we used to use in school? I guess they do still use them, but now you can find them in all sorts of colors and styles. But, I went for the cheap ones. Yes, the 40 cent/each ones!

I wanted to jazz them up so I coated the front and back covers in gesso, then put many layers of acrylic, and topped it off with some wild free-motion stitching and vintage lace! Here they are!

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I think I may have these for sale at the craft show I'm preparing for in November! I think they're fun and turn a plain notebook into prettiness! More details on the craft show soon!



1 comment:

va_grown said...

Much more fun than plain black and white. I remember using highlighters (scribble hard and smear with tissues!) to create rainbow and tie-dye effects on my comp books in school. Did you just use a plain sewing needle on your machine, or something else to get through the thick layers?