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Friday, 24 June 2011

My Kraft Journal

Hi folks,

I want to share with you my latest project which has taken a couple of days. I was surfing the net looking for copic colour charts and came across a blog via Splitcoaststampers featuring a wonderful book which you can see here. I thought it was brilliant idea and just looked so loved, like you wouldn't want to be without it.

Anyway I decided to give it ago. Wanting to put my Copic colours in I couldn't just use any old notebook so made my own then I can print out my charts on the Ryman's paper and add to as and when.

I started with two 8x8 pieces of board and covered with the gorgeous Tim Holtz Kraft Resist paper (which is embossed in places so when you ink over it the embossing resists the ink) and lined with Papermania Kraft, the inside sections were made with card from packaging and again covered. The file tabs were cut on my Cricut.

I inked everything with distress inks in Fired Brick, Barn Door, Rusty Hinge and Dried Marigold then covered in Tattered Angels Pearl glimmer mist. Decorated the pages with Tim Holtz dies and made some pockets for the back of the flaps.

As I said I plan to keep all my colour charts for easy reference, coloured images and all that other stuff we should write down instead of trying to remember where we saw it.


  1. Hello Sarah, love your book - the image of the bird on the last photograph is particularly striking. Elizabeth x

  2. Fabulous project Sarah....!

    hugs Vicky xx

  3. Wonderful richness! I like every layer. And you've outlined materials, technique, and all very handily. I know I've had to use binder rings when artwork outgrew my spiral art journals before, but I haven't tried to bind using them at the start.
    Really nice work!

  4. this is gorgeous sarah.love all the elements and colours and a great idea :D

    xx coops xx

  5. It's lovely, I love the bird too x

  6. sarah,this is gorgeous and what a great idea,x

  7. great book. love the idea of using packaging for pages

  8. This is just gorgeous!! A fantastic idea as well

  9. Great Book - I love the bigger size. The new book that I' working on will be 8x8 once I'm finished with it. The small size, while great for transport just isn't "doing it" for me.

    Thanks for visiting my blog. Please become a follower to see the updates on my copic book.

    <3 Jamie

  10. Its fantastic sweetie & love all the different elements :D
    Have a good weekend!
    Hugs and xxx


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