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Envelope Pocket Journal

Envelope Pocket Journal

Finishing#gmseasonoffinishing[wpseo_breadcrumb]Let's set ourselves up to finish strong this year. I'll be showing you how to create and easy envelop pocket journal that can be accommodated into...

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The Bloom Book Cover

The Bloom Book Cover

Bloom#gmseasonofbloom[wpseo_breadcrumb]Let's get messy with color and bloom the cover of the Bloom Book. Using collage elements, lines and color, create a...

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The Bloom Book

The Bloom Book

Bloom#gmseasonofbloom[wpseo_breadcrumb]After a severe winter full of rain, snow and wind, nature is reborn and shines for us in a stunning beauty. Blooming...

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Bonus – Three Hole Pamphlet Stitch

Bonus – Three Hole Pamphlet Stitch

Basic Bookbinding > Bonus Three Hole Pamphlet Stitch I've chosen a simple beginners stitch for you that will allow you to start creating your own books, quickly, simply and right away. Once...

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Staggered junk journals

Staggered junk journals

Home [wpseo_breadcrumb]Page through the pages of Char's Season of Home journal, and hear its story.  In the video, Char also shares a few other ideas for journals she's made in the...

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Japanese Ledger Binding

Japanese Ledger Binding

Reflection Learn how to create a beautiful art journal with a quick and easy binding. The Japanese Ledger binding looks impressive but it’s very simple and can be made with an...

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Season of Starting Intentions

Season of Starting Intentions

Starting Beautiful artist! Welcome to the Season of Starting. No matter what kind of starting you are doing, I'm excited for you. The first week of a season is dedicated to...

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How to make a paper bag junk journal

How to make a paper bag junk journal

Home [wpseo_breadcrumb]Char DeRouin Char is an artist, designer and maker whose work is abstract, intuitive and organic in style, with a no-rules approach. She is influenced by...

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Make a quick accordion art journal

Make a quick accordion art journal

Creativity For this season, I thought long and hard about what type of journal would work best for my journal's theme: A Wrinkle In Time. I wanted something that was very...

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Welcome

Welcome

Basic Bookbinding > Welcome Welcome to Basic BookbindingMy love affair with bookbinding started in 2011, a few months after I discovered art journaling. At that time, we were living in Hong...

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Lesson 1 – Pamphlet Stitch

Lesson 1 – Pamphlet Stitch

Basic Bookbinding > Lesson 1 Pamphlet Stitch Welcome to your first lesson of Basic Bookbinding! We are going to start with a simple, but versatile stitch that will enable you to quickly start...

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Lesson 2 – Long Stitch

Lesson 2 – Long Stitch

Basic Bookbinding > Lesson 2 Long Stitch About the Stitch The long stitch is a beautiful yet simple way to bind your signatures into a cover. You will be attaching the paper to the spine of...

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Lesson 3 – Coptic Stitch

Lesson 3 – Coptic Stitch

Basic Bookbinding > Lesson 3 Coptic Stitch About the Stitch The Coptic stitch is an open spine binding. This means that you only need covers, not a book with a spine. Best used for The Coptic...

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Lesson 4 – French Link Stitch

Lesson 4 – French Link Stitch

Basic Bookbinding > Lesson 4 French Link Stitch About the Stitch This stitch is very decorative one and is at the top of our list for difficulty. Just like the Coptic stitch, it allows your...

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Closing Thoughts

Closing Thoughts

Basic Bookbinding > ConclusionCLOSING THOUGHTSAfter having completed these lessons, you should have four lovely journals waiting for your words, your art and your collages. Each one will have...

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How to make an envelope journal

How to make an envelope journal

Connections Hey y'all! It's Katie here with my tutorial for the Season of Connections! Have you ever had a penpal? I used to have half a dozen of them when I was a...

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How to make a pop up art journal

How to make a pop up art journal

Fairy Tales [wpseo_breadcrumb]Hello lovelies! It's Ashley here with a fresh new tutorial. As you know, fairy tales are full of ups and downs, twists and turns, trials and...

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How to make an accordion folded journal

How to make an accordion folded journal

Fairy Tales [wpseo_breadcrumb]Surprise! It's Misty! Normally Vanessa kicks off our seasons but she was kind enough to switch with me for Season of Fairy Tales so I could show...

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Art Journals from Found Materials

Art Journals from Found Materials

Dreams One of the best aspects of art journaling is that there are literally no rules. None at all. This applies even to your journals. Let me back up. I know most of us all...

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Easy watercolor tiny book

Easy watercolor tiny book

Lists Hey messy people! Nina here.When you’re taking on a huge project – like a daily challenge or a 30 lists album – it can prove quite necessary to take a shortcut on some...

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Prepping an Altered Book

Prepping an Altered Book

Words In the video, I show you how to take pages out of your book by finding the signatures and by ignoring the signatures. I demonstrate how to prepare a page for...

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Resources for making an altered book

Resources for making an altered book

Words We're giving the prep an entire week in the season. Use this time to prepare the cover and pages, then share your book on Instagram with #getmessybook. For some...

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