Hello lovely people!
Here is a new journal I made!
It is made almost entirely out of recycled materials. I just looove when I’m able to turn “junk” into something beautiful and useful.
I took a piece of soft plastic sheet that was sitting in my studio for ages, layered it with some soft (again) plastic packaging material and cotton fabric, stitched them and made the cover. Then I added an applique piece to the front cover which was made with cotton fabric and silk, and I think it looks just right for this journal. Of course, the closure was also made with a recycled piece, a band that came from my mother’s shirt, brand new, just unwanted, 🙂 and I added my handmade fabric beads to the ends to make it more pretty. There are also my handmade beads on the spine, as well as on the inside of the journal.
There are stitched book pages in there, my handmade papers, plain white pages, etc.
Oohhh it makes me so happy! I really love this journal. So colorful and cute!
The above photo shows an envelope that I made out of a book page, stitched and painted and clipped to the page. There is so much room in this journal for writing and adding things!
I went crazy with details and embellishments!
And that is it! I hope you like it, and I hope it will give you some ideas on how to recycle more. 🙂 You can find this lovely fun journal in my Etsy store.
Thank you for visiting!