Friday, 18 November 2011

AEDM & NaNoWriMo Day 18

Today's creation for AEDM is another eco-friendly journal:
This time a soft cover one made from an old check shirt, buttons on front and back recycled from clothing too and beads from old jewellery. The inside is lined with felt, which is 100% made from recycled plastic bottles. Hard plastic bottles = super soft felt, I love what we can do now.
Inside are just a few odds and sods from my scrap drawer - patterned paper, vintage ephemera etc

Yesterday I said I would post the video tutorial on how I made this journal:

So here it is and with damn YouTube taking for-ever to update the thumbnail you have this very inspiring craft mat image to click, rather than a terrible picture of the actual book or something lol
Linking to artists in bloglandsneak peek friday & paint party friday in the hopes I'll have enough time today to get around in blogland and snoop :)

Day 17's final word count for NaNoWriMo was: 1019, totalling: 18,250. I am trying, just life seems to get in the way...every day lol 
Thanks for stopping by, Jennibellie x

43 comments:

  1. Oh!!! I am in love with your journal! It's so cute with that fabric as well as with the embellishments! :-) You have done a very great job, Belle. :-)

    xoxo
    Ida

    http://asplashofida.blogspot.com

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  2. Wonderful books and your post is so inspiring. I will look at the video later as I have to go out; got a busy day ahead.
    Thank you, Jenny!
    Gwen xxx

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  3. LOVE this journal, and it is amazing what our mind can create--I'll be watching your video--Thank You for sharing!!

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  4. What a great way to use up some old bits and pieces. Such a beautiful journal.

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  5. I tried to comment on your blog before and figured out that I have to sign into Blogger to do so. DUH!

    I love the journal! It's so warm and inviting.

    Thanks for stopping by my blog and leaving a comment. It's so nice to meet new people through AEDM!

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  6. Very cool journal! Love the cover painting.

    BTW your link was broken at PPF so I re-linked you so people can visit easier.

    You're amazing that you can handle AEDM and Nanowrimo at the same time! Wow!

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  7. Jennibellie, I declare you officially amazing!!Your video is perfectly wonderful - I rally enjoyed it!! Not only did you show how to make a book, but also gave multiple examples of how to creatively paint a page!! And your top journal is very warm and comfortable looking!
    A lovely post!!

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  8. I am in love with your books! I was introduced to book arts late in my college career and can't wait to experiment in the studio. Thank you for the inspiration!

    Best,
    Molly

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  9. I just love that journal! I must learn how to make my own. i love how you use map pages in it, and the cloth cover is wonderful.

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  10. Coming from Studio JRU...I love it all...I need to come back when I have time and watch the book-binding video! I hope you share your novel when the month is over! I love your journals!

    Blessings on your week!

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  11. Seriously impressed with your journals.

    I'll reserve judgement on the video as I'm at work - but I'm sure it's equally as good.

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  12. Beautiful! I love upcycling. I'm seeing potential in everything I throw away now.

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  13. this is a lovely journal, just about to look at the video now, well done. Amanda

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  14. Thanks for the tutorial - I love them! I am not able to watch it now, but have it bookmarked and can't wait to watch and see how you made your journal.

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  15. You make wonderful journals and recycling and all ~ Very creative! ~~ Thanks, namaste, Carol ~ (Share the Creative Journey) Happy PPF ^_^

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  16. Hard plastic bottles = super soft felt?! That IS amazing!

    Your journal is so pretty! I can't wait to watch the video. I've had a stack of watercolour signatures waiting nearly two years for me to bind them and your video might just be the encouragement I need to do it. Thanks so much!

    Have a lovely weekend,
    Serena :)

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  17. I'm going to bookmark this video and come back to it when I have a moment (might have to diarise it in the way my life is going!!). That's very nifty recycling and who would have thought that felt could come from hard plastic??!!

    Beautiful as always!

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  18. I love your journal!! What a creative way to bind it. Just watched the video - wonderful!! Thank you for sharing how you made this. :)

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  19. Beautiful journal. Will be back to watch the video and thank you for sharing. Happy PPF and enjoy the weekend, x

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  20. I've never heard of felt made by recycling plastic water bottles! Cool!
    That soft covered journal is really nice! I just love how you recycle everything in such clever and pretty ways! I am going to go watch your video. :):)

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  21. i bet that book feels great too! Love it, i'll be back to watch the video too

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  22. bookmarking the video so I can sit and watch it with a glass of wine and be inspired... might not set the best example for Phantom if I do it now as it is 9am.... great journal and thanks for braving youtube to keep us all happy xx

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  23. Your journals are so much fun!!!! Thanks for sharing the video - it rocks.

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  24. Your journal is great! I hadn't heard about felt made from recycled bottles but I love the idea.

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  25. love the journal and can't wait to watch the video. all those delicious papers inside-- marvelous!

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  26. Lovely journal and thanks for the video! My 12 year old Son is doing Nano too although in the Young Writers Program they get to choose their word count. He is doing 16,500 words this year. He's managed to win it for the last 6 years, yep did his first at age 6. It's a treasure to have the novels for each year. Good Luck with your novel you're doing wonderfully! ~Happy Paint Party Friday! #9 Robin Panzer Art Studio 33

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  27. Beautiful journal and wonderful post!
    Looking forward to watching the video...
    always a delight visiting your blog! :)

    Happy PPF!!
    Mary
    Mixed-Media Map Art

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  28. I adore your work. I adore your upcycling. I adore this whole blog!

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  29. Oh I love upcycle and that shirt just lloks soft. Lovely hearts and great pages. Thanks for sharing it. xox Corrine

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  30. Love how you manage to create something so lovely out of things most of us would have thrown away.

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  31. Love your journals and very fun to watch the vid too! TFS! Have a creatively awesome weekend!

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  32. I love the idea of using an old shirt for that journal cover. So sweet! Thanks so much for the great tutorial. I love the variety of pages you created. Beautiful work! :)

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  33. Love it! I especially like the binding! Patsy from
    HeARTworks

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  34. Looks fantastic! Love tehm both. Thanks for sharing the video. :)

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  35. I am enjoying learning about all the mixed media. Thanks so much for taking the time to teach. Blessings, Janet PPF

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  36. Wow! You have magic hands! I've just browsed through your etsy store and I'm so jealous of what you can do!

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  37. Hi Jennibellie! I really love your journals! I'm going to read through your blog later to see everything, but right now I'm off to your Etsy store! Fabulous stuff!

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  38. Hey Jennibellie. ...you have really inspired me to indulge in my artistic side. Thank you.

    K♡rsty

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