Thursday, October 30, 2008

Piano Hinge Journal - Week 5











I just loved making this journal! It is a piano hinge structure. I used pencils to bind it.
I stamped each inside page with one of my handcarved stamps and decorated the front and back with travel stamp themed paper and small prints of some of my pug paintings.
I love how the book opens and how each stamp is showcased.
The inside paper is from a pad of writing paper that I bought at Warwick's when I was in La Jolla this summer. It is always fun to use things from trips and it worked perfectly with the theme of this book.
Our new class starts on Friday so I will have another journal to show you again next week!

Here is a recap of all the journals I made in Sue's class this month...

Which one is your favorite? Please leave a comment and let me know! :)

16 comments:

Manon Doyle said...

What great journals you've made! I can't wait to see the new ones in the upcoming weeks! : )

Abby Creek Art said...

That is so cool! I love your woodblock prints inside.:)

Rachel said...

I loved the pocket journal, but that may be just because I loved that fabric so much. This one today is really original.

Tere Sanders said...

Your journals are so pretty!!! And I see a pic of my Pugsley there, too! hahaha

I love your stamps - do you sell those?

Give that cute Emmitt a BIG SQUEEZE from Pugsley and me!

Robin Maria Pedrero said...

You are so incredibly talented. I thought of you and your journals while I was at Ikea this past week. This journal is so inticate.

Nevis said...

I absolutely LOVE your handcarved stamps !!

marianne said...

Wonderful book again! Such a cute idea those pencils!
Love the picture of the black pug in the background of picture 9! A friend of Emmitt?

Clover said...

Hi Melissa!
I am loving your journals! I can't decide whether I like the trifold or the pocket journal better. I really love the fabric covers. I am thinking of attempting to make one myself, but should probably take a class since I am a total klutz and not super creative!
Jess

Diane said...

Hi Melissa,
I have given you a blog award. Please see my blog for details at dianesmixedart.blogspot.com
Hugs,
Diane

Sandra y Coco said...

I loved all of them but this last one is really special!

Karine said...

Melissa, your hand-carved stamps are exceptional. I really love them. I have to ask, have you ever done woodblock or linocut? Something makes me think you would do amazing things with techniques like that, too!

Sandy Mastroni said...

wow Melissa .... how cool . each book was interesting . This one is VERY interesting

Fannie said...

It's difficult to choose, Melissa! They're all great. I like your coptic journal, but I also like this one too. Your hand-carved stamped images are beautiful! I received an original stamped card along with a pretty quiltie in the mail today. Thanks for remembering, Melissa.

The Devil Dog said...

That is one awesome binder. It is so totally cool. Mom has never seen anything like it.

Roxy

Brenda Pinnick said...

a wonderful work of art!!! the prints are so charming, I would love to see fabric made from these, or quilt blocks! Have you printed them on fabric yet?

Jill Beninato said...

Melissa,
Wow, you are really rockin with these journals! I am in LOVE with your carved stamps of Emmitt. I like to carve my own stamps as well, but I have never tried doing a dog portrait. They are really wonderful.