I was on such a roll the other day, playing with tea bags for the Artful Evidence blog challenge, that I decided to make a couple of mini tea bag journals, just for the fun of it.
Here are a couple of flick-through pictures of the completed journals. Actually quite a few photographs, so why not grab a cuppa and enjoy.....
Distress Ink and stitched together down the LHS. The mini on the right, the Calligraphy Journal,
has machine stitching all round the edge of the cover, and a metal button glued to the centre with
Glossy Accents, once the stem had been snipped off with wire cutters.
bandage and a computer generated word added to a scrap of card and again edged in Vintage Photo
DI. I used both Glossy Accents and double sided tape to hold this in place.
Vintage Photo DI. The stamped letter was from a background stamp (an Alias Grace stamp, I
think). As you can see they are joined together with a jump ring holding a small key charm.
finished off my stitching with a tiny tea dyed heart.
adjoining page. The lace trim (rather wonkily stitched on!) was from my stash.
time using a stamp from Stamping Ups Tiny Tag stamp set. Again the tag is machine stitched all
round, with a touch of lace trim stitched to the bottom.
on this parchment paper.
heralding in the Spring.
Ok, moving on to the second mini, the Calligraphy mini.
This is the first page; a pocket on the front inside cover and a small stitched pocket on the first page with a couple of tags.
bit of lace trim stitched onto the pocket front.
machine stitched around the edge. It's layered up with a scrap of dyed vellum, dyed and stamped
paper with a touch of lace time.
way as the previous pocket but this time I included a bit of tea dyed tracing paper to the layering.
My next page was slightly different..... simply a stitched piece of lace.
text stamped ribbon and, using the background alphabet stamp again, I stamped a single initial
onto the pocket front in Vintage Photo DI. That colour was a perfect match with the natural stains
on the bag from the tea.
was especially gorgeous as it was indented or de-embossed on the back.......
I hope you enjoyed seeing these little mini journals as much as I did making them. In retrospect, I could have made life easier for myself by choosing square tea bags rather than round, but that's all that was to hand and who needs easy! Also, going through them now, they seem a little stark so I think I will add some random stamping to some of the pages.
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