Artful Journals: Making and Embellishing Memory Books, Garden Diaries & Travel Albums

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Sterling Publishing Company, Inc., 2009 - Crafts & Hobbies - 128 pages
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We all have thoughts, feelings, and experiences that we want to preserve forever—and a journal makes the perfect keepsake. This inspiration-packed guide, with beautiful watercolor illustrations throughout, offers a wealth of creative ideas for creating attractive journals from scratch, as well as embellishing store-bought ones. The 21 creative projects range from a seasonal journal that features stunning handmade papers decorated with natural items (such as twigs and leaves) to a lovely book made from travel postcards that opens like a fan. Other exquisite suggestions include an accordion-style booklet for memorable quotes, a romantic journal, and a sweet little spiral-bound book for collecting favorite recipes.


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User Review  - sriemann - LibraryThing

This mostly focused on how to create handmade journal books. While it had some nice ideas about kinds of journals, the heavy emphasis on bookmaking and bookbinding didn't interest me. Read full review

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User Review  - neferset - LibraryThing

This book has some good ideas of varying skill levels. The journaling subjects vary, but the design for the garden journal can be adapted to travel journal and so on. In particular the File Folder ... Read full review

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Janet Takahashi is an avid journal keeper, calligrapher, book artist, and watercolor painter. Janet teaches calligraphy and art at Santa Monica College/Emeritus College and continues to do private commissions and calligraphy for Crane & Co., Tiffany & Co., and Van Cleef & Arpels.

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