Mini Art Journal

This is a little something I worked on over the weekend. I was hoping to write about it sooner, but the week got away from me.

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I purchased this little set of books about six years ago. I fell in love with these covers, they are so 60’s with all that color and woodgrain!

Once again, what I had started doing with them didn’t work out, so I put them back on the shelf, and on the back burner.

Then last week, I watched a few videos on Midori Traveler’s Notebook decorating, and thought I might be able to do some of the same things with these,  in my own fashion of course!

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I did this on Sunday. I thought this would be a fun way to use up my vast collection of smaller bits and bobs. The first thing I did was to go through each notebook and glue the pages together to give them strength, and to cut down on the numbers of pages.  Then went through and covered those with thin patterned paper, I was hoping to keep the thickness to minimum! Good luck with that!

  This isn’t my father, I found this photo amongst my grandmother’s things. He was either a boyfriend, or wanted to be. Grandma was a busy gal!

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I have put together a travel case with small containers of randomness to use up and inspire. Staying within a color story with each page spread is one of my favorite challenges. The plan is to spend time on getting as many pages decorated as I can, so I have a ready place to journal. I’ve decided to use some of my collection of inspirational quotes in them too. I have always loved quotes, so this is a really fun addition for me.

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So, there you have it,  the beginnings of getting another WIP under my belt! It’s been such a treat to work in these, I have to put them away to get other things done, Love!

Thank you so much for spending your time with me,

Enjoy the rest of your week,

~Patty

3 thoughts on “Mini Art Journal

  1. These are great little books especially since they have a retro look. Are they hard cover books ore notebooks? When cleaning out my stash I found “A Pocket Guide of Games and Rhythms” from the 50’s I would like to send you. Can you email me so i can get it out in the mail?

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