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Japanese stab book – wisdom book

A while back I told you I was working on a japanese stab book. I finally finished the book this week. The book was made as part of a swap for the Hinges group at Milliande’s art community for women.

Every month there is a prompt and a theme to make a book. This month the idea was to make a japanese stab binding book with quotes. As I wanted to make a book with a japanese stab binding for some time now, I decided to join in the swap.

So I looked in awe at all sorts of beautiful binding patterns and figures, but decided to go with the simplest form of binding for my little booklet. Especially since it was for a swap. In hindsight I’m so glad I did, because binding it proved to be a bit of a challenge, as you can see in the video I made.

So here’s my little book. I didn’t make many progress pics, but i’ll try and explain what I did to make this booklet. In the video you can watch me struggle with the binding =).
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WOYWW 212 and winner birthday giveaway

It’s time again for yet another workdesk hop all around the world. If you don’t know what I’m talking about, go and check out Julia’s blog, Stamping Ground and she’ll explain it all to you. From there you can also visit all other participating workdesks.

My workdesk this week is a rather funny one, as I’m getting to grips with making youtube video’s .

On the desk you can see the journal page I was filming. Which I finished right in time to post the video and the page here.

First things first. Last week I posted a birthday giveaway and I promised to let my daughter draw a winner from among the comments, both here and on Youtube.
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Summer of Color – Week three

Yesterday I was playing with some new sprays and embossing with a new stamp. I made a page I was realy pleased with. As it turns out the colors I used were the colors from this weeks artists choise for the Summer of Color 3. So since I like the page and the colors match this weeks colors, I will be able to submit  my entry for this week really early =).

The above images are scans and It would appear that my scanner is not big enough for this booklet, because the edges are snipped off. Not much though. I forgot to make progress pics but I do have some detail photo’s to show you.
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Permanent Gelatine plate made with Gelatin leaves

By special request a quick blogpost with the recipe to make a permanent gelatin plate with gelatin leaves, in stead of powdered gelatin.

I got the original recipe from Lindsay, The Frugal Crafter, but since the powdered gelatine isn’t easy to come by here in the netherlands, I adjusted her recipe to use the materials I could find here easy. I also found another great blogpost by Shaz in Oz, she doesn’t use alcohol, but substitutes it with sugar. When I made my plate I couldn’t find her post anymore, so I used Lindsay’s recipe as a starting point. I’m glad I have since found it again.

Here is Linsay’s recipe:

  • 6 Tablespoons geletin (7 packets)
  • 1 1/2 Cups water 
  • 1 Cup Alcohol (70% isoprophal)
  • 1/2 cup glycerin 
As I posted last wednesday in my WOYWW post, I did get it to work with the leaf gelatine and I promised to post the recipe.
I first started to do some research on the internet, but couldn’t find anything that told me exactly how to convert it. Then I figured I would just wing it, as it isn’t an exact science. 
I calculated the volume Lindsay had and converted it al to the metric system and wound up with the amount in ml. I converted the comparative amounts of alcohol and glycerine and compared the lot with the gelatine recipe on the back of my package.
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Summer of color, week two: Hot pink and orange

I finally done with the journal page for the summer of color, week two. This weeks chosen colors were Hot Pink and Orange. I think it’s a gorgeous color combination. I loved dressing up my baby girl in these colors, when she was youger. She’s now 16 and won’t take any advice from me. Which, of course, is how it should be =).

I love painting with these colors, but somehow this page has been giving me a headache and it took a while for me to wrap my head around what it was that was bugging me and finish the page.

“Keep your eyes on the stars and your feet on the ground.” – Theodore Roosevelt.

Instead of telling you a realy long story, maybe I should let the progress pictures tell the story for me.
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Krafty birthday and giveaway

Tomorrow is my birthday (well, by the time this is posted it’ll be today…) and as I understand it, it is customary to do a giveaway for your birthday here in this crafty blogland =). Since I do like to give presents, I thought I would join in the fun. So, being in book making mode, I made a little booklet for you.

This journal has been made with a huge junk mail envelope, some kraft paper bags from when I was in Paris,   scrap papers with a movie theme (can’t remember the paper line) and cardstock. I added an Eifel tower keychain embellishment, bought when I was in Paris and several other things. I will add some more bits and bobs that might be nice for the crafty winner of the birthday giveaway.

To be entered in the drawing, just leave a comment stating that you would like to be entered in the drawing. You don’t have to become a follower, only if you realy like what you see here =). There is a youtube video with a flip through of the booklet and when you leave me a comment there you’ll be entered twice in the drawing. You can find the link at the end of this post.

Here are some flip through photo’s of the booklet.
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