DIY Craft Recipes Book ~ Recycled coffee boxes

As I was working on a project to store some bulky stamps, not having a clue of what I was doing, I ended up wasting a bunch of gel medium… I was a bit pissed off and had to go on YouTube to find some DIY gel medium recipes because… Because I am me 😀

I found more than I’ve bargained for, and also found a DIY for gesso; clear, white and black! And of course, the texture paste that I use already.

With the new recipes, I needed a place to keep them. Cute, of course. This project came together very quickly, and now I already have some more books in the waiting list 😉

I love recycling everything I can, the first reason being respect for the planet. The second because I am cheap 😛  But then, I’ve learnt from an artist I used to follow that the only thing we need is a surface, gesso and some paint. With that, anything can be altered. Why buy cardstock if I can re-use what I have instead of throwing it away? This is me.

 

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Humm…

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Yep! It works.

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1.Surface. 2.Gesso. 3. Paint.

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Stencils and stamps.

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More paint and washi tape.

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Binding.

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Front cover.

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Back cover.

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Elements.

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Closure & DONE!

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In Love & Gratitude,
Denise

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Meditation Book [1] ~ Mini Books

I think that Oprah and Deepak offer a free meditation for a limited time twice a year (but don’t quote me on that), and as I said before I make notes and then put them together in a book as I have shared before. Now a new 21-Day Meditation Experience is about to happen again and as I am putting “my” old notes together I’m sharing the books with you. If you want to register for the next one starting on the 21st of March 2016 click here.

Front and back.

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Inside. Yep, the part near the cover’s eyelets looks pretty… Let’s just not talk about that.

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Insert pages.

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Pockets.

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Pockets and insert pages ready for the wording.

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Words printed and ready.

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Done.

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Materials used:
  • Distress paint: ripe persimmon and black soot.
  • Distress ink: spiced marmalade.
  • Archival ink: jet black.
  • Dylusions paint: squeezed orange.
  • Stamps: World Map (by Stampin’ Up!)
  • Stencil: Butterfly collage (by TCW)

 

In Love & Gratitude,
Denise

 

Happiness is blue

A while ago Oprah and Deepak offered a free 21-day meditation, and at the time I felt like making notes because the offer was for a limited time only.

As I took the notes on my notepad, I made a mental note to make this book… I can’t keep track of time but I’m quite sure that was more than a year ago…

I’m not going to bother you with a step by step tutorial, instead I’m just sharing the finished project.

For this project I used some of my very favourites, so there is nothing new here.

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