Finished Mood Book Flip Through

I started making mood books some time ago from the pages of magazines I didn’t have room to keep, but I couldn’t quite let go of. Each one starts with sorting the pages in themes, folding and pre-punching the holes and binding them with a Coptic stitch binding. Each page is then decorated from top …

Scepter of Healing Vibes

I need healing. Don’t know about you, but I suspect that you feel this too. There are so many reasons to need healing. Bodily healing, relationship healing, social healing, emotional healing, and spiritual healing are just a few needs that come to mind. I don’t believe we are meant to bear our burdens alone, but …

From Fabric to Paper Cardholder

https://arnoldgrummerpapermaking.blogspot.com/2018/08/from-fabric-to-paper-card-holder.html   Paper Card Holder Today on the Arnold Grummer Papermaking blog are my directions for making a card holder to coordinate with a bag I created for Gwen Lafleur’s Artist Tribe. After adding leftover fabric and thread into the hand made paper, it was turned into a business card holder so I’d be ready …

Stenciled Boho Clutch

Stenciling on fabric!  If you have been following my Instagram feed you will know about the piece of fabric that my sister and I have been passing back and forth between us for decades. This fabric was bought at a dollar a yard shop when I was in college. Back then, if it was cotton …

Japanese Paper Arts Explained – Part Three – Chigiri E

  Chigiri E = ちぎり絵 Chigiri means to rip or tear + E meaning picture Chigiri E is a picture made out of pieces of torn washi paper. They are iconic illustrations of the Japanese traditional lifestyle, seasonal touchstones and people wearing traditional clothing. These days there are modern themes as well. Traditional Japanese paper …

Boho Boquet Art Journal Page

I love Gwen’s new stencils. I love her old stencils. I love the fact that she’ll probably have more stencils in the future. (I don’t have any inside information, but I can’t imagine a world in which this is not the case.) Not only do I love her stencils, but I love printing them on …

Traditional vs. Bohemian Reversible Pincushion

When Gwen came out with her new line of stencils I immediately fell in love with the Boho Circle Collection. I chose the Boho Star Circle Stencil. I immediately thought of making a pincushion. The pattern lent itself to the project and I discovered I needed a new pincushion. As they say, “necessity is the mother of …

Slow Stitched Boho Bracelet

  It all started with this: A box of sari scraps from Gwen Lafleur. So beautiful. I have hoarded them for a while now, playing with them, mix and matching them. So beautiful that I was loath to cut them up and use them. I have long been wanting to make a cuff from them. …

Japanese Paper Arts Explained – Part Two – Kirigami

If you have taken to origami you may be interested in learning about kirigami. Kirigami is a word that is accredited to Florence Temko in her 1962 book Kirigami, The Creative Art of Papercutting.            Kirigami 切り紙 is a mixture of Kiri + Gami. Kiri is a form of the verb Kiru …