Léo wanted one of my handmade notebooks and left the design to me. This one is 9 inches by 9 inches square with a kikki.K planner box cover. Inside, there’s a section of drawing paper and a section of watercolor paper both separated by half-pages of watercolor paper. At the back, I fitted a minty, glittery envelope. ❤
This is the last one, I swear! My third attempt at making a little watercolor booklet from loose leaf papers came out better than the last two. Since I was using four strands of thread, I alternated blue and pink. I just love the cover and thread colors, so I thought I’d share one last set of handmade notebook photos. 😀
The best thing? It lies perfectly flat. If you’re curious how I bound the thing, here is the tutorial I used by the lovely SeaLemon.
Spending any amount of time on SeaLemon’s YouTube channel will send one away in a flurry of ideas, and after discovering that I had some watercolor pages laying around, I decided it was time to delve into the art of single-page binding. My first attempt is shoddy but quaint. Kikki.K fans will recognize the cardboard from their planner packaging as the cover. 😀 I love it. The mini square booklet was my second attempt with sheets of bristol and watercolor. The cover is from some old books. ❤
I’ve filled my mixed media Strathmore sketchbook and thought I’d share a flip of its insides with you.
- Media used includes a whole bunch of stuff including
- Indian ink
- Faber-Castell Gelatos
- watercolors of different brands
- Prismacolor colored pencils, markers and water-soluble pencils
- Sakura Gelly Roll pens
- cheap acrylics
- charcoal in black and white
- and some other stuff I’m probably forgetting 8D