Wednesday, April 7, 2010

Muslin Journal Playing

I hope you all had a great weekend and very Happy Easter! I believe I ate to much chocolate! LOL !

I have been working on a Muslin Journal that Lynne Hoppe put up on her blog as a tutorial. If you haven't seen her fantastic tutorial, hop over there and check it out. Be warned, it's addicting! LOL
All you need to get started is some Muslin. I tea stained the Muslin and added some walnut crystals to the mix. Measure out your pieces. I wanted a bigger journal, so my pages are 10 1/2 x 8 1/2.
Tear your Muslin after you have measured them out if you want the raw edges (which I absolutely love).
I did a drawing and then sewed it to the cover.

Add, ribbons, paper, other pieces of fabric, etc. to your pages. I gesso, so gesso your pages and get your paints out. You can also use watercolor, oil pastels, pencils, papers to get your creative magic going!

I sewed the signatures together and then used yarn to sew them together and bind them in the book. It's so much must make one of these, you will love it!

Have fun making your Muslin Journal and make sure you stop by and see Lynne's wonderful Muslin Journal Tutorial!


slommler said...

That does look like a lot of fun! Yours is wonderful!

Pattee said...

I love your new new journal Mish!!!
Looks like a lot of fun... something I need about now~

Kaerie Faerie said...

great idea, I love the journals your working on. Just started a theater, have know idea what I'm doing LOL
would love to start a journal this summer!
your fairy friend

Crissi Harvey said...

fantastic looks really good michlle

noye studios said...

wow! i just LOVE this idea!!! and you're painting is beautiful.

Deborah said...

This looks great!

Sue said...

A very cool textural way to make a journal.



Ms Leaney said...

Wow, this looks amazing. I love Muslin. Thanks for sharing - will check out the tutorial!

lynne h said...

can you see me GRINNING?!!!!!

uh huh...

: )


The Studio at Crow Haven Farm, LLC said...

Hello everyone, and thanks again for visiting me and leaving such wonderful comments.

You all have to visit Lynne's blog, so make sure you do. She is a wonderful artist and shares her technique with all of us. Get's your creative engery going. Tis the Season, it's Spring and what better way to enjoy Spring, MAKE A MUSLIN ART JOURNAL! There are so many things you can do with give it try and make sure you post it on your Blog...Let's start a MUSLIN PARTY! LOL

Brenda LaBell said...

OM Gosh Mish, I want it!!! I totally love it and your portrait art on the fron cover is awesome!! I can't wait to see more of this journal, I always love your journals!! I am hoping on over to Lynne's right now. Beautiful Mish!!

Have a great weekend!

Zan Asha said...

Wooohooo, awesomeness!

jasmoon-butterfly said...

def going to give a go ;-)
Quite exciting lol
love & light
Trace x


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