Saturday, 5 November 2011

AEDM & NaNoWriMo Day 5

Today's creation for AEDM is the second half of my eco-friendly box project, the insides:
6 journals made by taking the boxes and covering them in scraps of leather I have from other projects. I thought I would have to do a patchwork job on some but thankfully I found 6 whole pieces large enough.
The insides are lined with pieces of patterned paper from my scrap drawer, again left over of previous projects:
All bindings were done with my Grandmother's left over knitting yarn and on each spine I added a charm from broken jewellery as a handle to pull out the box, but as it turns out they're real easy to remove anyhow. I pretty much did the same binding with the wrap-over dangle closure as I demonstrated in the dos-a-dos book tutorial.
Day 4's final word count for NaNoWriMo was: 1,201

Totalling: 6,282 so far

23 comments:

  1. This is such an interesting project. The combination of leather and paper will render these little books lovely to hold.
    Gwen

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  2. Your journal box is am absolute treasure! I love the little journals with their embellishments too!

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  3. wow...another masterpiece. you always amaze and delight me!

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  4. My goodness, these journals are delicious! And covered in leather! Wow - they'll last forever. This is a fabulous project - is it a gift, or for you to fill with lovely art?

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  5. OK, I am officially blown away with this creativity. I love looking at hand-made books. Really want to have a go some time.

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  6. Ohhhhhh I like! I'm a box fanatic. I don't know why but I hoard boxes... trinket boxes or food boxes it doesn't matter. There's just something about containers. Anyway, this is such a neat idea! I might have to try that sometime.

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  7. This is absolutely fabulous! I have been collecting lots of boxes and busy putting together some journals, my son has even caught the collecting bug.....will have to try this idea. Have a blessed weekend! Amanda

    Amanda - Realityarts-Creativity
    Art Blog

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  8. It´s always fun to create new things with leftover material. I do that a lot. The box looks good!

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  9. You made little journals to go inside! I was trying to guess what it would be but was way off mark. Wonderful idea :)

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  10. two freaking words... show off... no three... bloody show off!!! love them xx

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  11. Loving the mini journals :)

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  12. A box full of journals. I LOVE this idea. It makes me so happy. :)

    Good job on the word count, too!

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  13. This looks like such a cool project. I think the best part would be filling them all up!

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  14. Jenny...This project is so beautiful! It just makes me think of the word "treasure." Thank you for stopping by my blog.

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  15. What a very clever idea! And so beautiful.

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  16. Wow, these are beautiful! I love the recycled little bits of jewelry most of all, but the whole project is just wonderful!

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  17. Hi Jennibellie, Unique idea; what are you going to journal about in these secret little hideaways; reminds me of going on an exotic trip and uncovering a ancient box with small bindings of saved love letters. Terri www.morningdewdrops.typepad.com

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  18. ok - this is super cool - well done

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  19. These are awesome! I love how you used things that you already had around your house.

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  20. Love this creation. You have wonderful ideas.

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