Dienstag, 5. September 2017

Ellydori - Traveler's Notebook Midoristyle

Hello Crafters (:o)

I recently came back from a wonderful vacation on crete island with some nice pictures in my pocket. Searching the www for a quick and easy storage, i found 1000 ideas using a Midori Traveler's Notebook.   
Some leather pieces, i've bought at the Barcelona Flea Market a few month ago, come in handy now. A Memory Notebook Kit, bought at dp, was already waiting to get used.


The notebook has regular size and fits a Midori planner


Some assorted planner refills, all regular size. I'm also using a brown piece of 2 mm foam sheet as backing, because my leather is a bit flimsy


The white piece of paper is my templet ( Midori size)


First cutting the leather


Marking holes on templet for elastic band


Cutting holes into templet


A little eye measuring with one of the notebook refills


Cutting foam sheet to size and adhering it to the back of leather


Cutting everything straight


Marking the holes with the templet


Cutting holes


I always like a little bit hand sewing. Marking the sewing line with a tool


Making holes with an awl straight through foam sheet and leather



The sewing part next


Also created a little closure piece


Next part involving the elastic band, and there are different ways to do that.
I show you my way, for 4 inserts


Starting above, at the left hole...going down 


and up again..








You will end, with two strings, in the middle of the spine
Make a knot


Bring in the closure part to one string .....


..and make another knot


This way, i have some leftover string and i can always tie it loose, if i need more room 

  
Some more accessories make sense...


..like a pen holder clip.....


....and a clear zipper case for ephemera


I guess, you'll see my Ellydori a few more times


One of the pages, not much embellished, yet




Now it's up to you, to create your own....
Use fabric ....or felt would be nice, too
Happy crafting!
xoxo
Elly

Samstag, 27. Mai 2017

Faces for Facebook Group

Hello Crafters and Makers (:o)

Today i'm sharing my make for another facebook group swap themed faces



The card was created with Brusho's and *Face it!* clear stamps/ *Face Shape* stencil + mask from visible image


I also had the idea of a natural face to go with the card


I've primed both mdf wood plates with DecoArt Media white Gesso


The tag shaped mdf wood plate was painted with Americana Decor Chalky Finish *relic* first and had a mix of whisper and relic on top


A little bit sanding gives a smooth surface and reveals the darker colour from underneath at some spots.


Stamping with StazOn and Andy Skinner stamps on op



The smaller mdf wood plate had a layer of DecoArt Modeling Paste with Andy Skinner stencil 



Painted a layer of American Decor Chalky Finish *whisper* on top


Applied a layer of DecoArt Vintage Effect Wash *grey*


Next up a wash of DecoArt Media Fluid Acrylics Quinacridone Gold on all mdf wood plates and a face of paper clay which was already primed with DecoArt Media Gesso white
Let air dry




I also applied DecoArt Media Antiquing Cream white and removed some of it again


I've glued all pieces together with DecoArt Media Liquid Glass


Glued down some lasercut wood leaves with Liquid Glass, too



Finished with stamping with StazOn cotton white

Happy Crafting!
xx
Elly