It’s taken a while but I’ve finally found the time to finish assembling my quotation journal which I began several months ago. This stitched mixed-media journal features my favorite quotations all bound up together in a beautiful overstuffed journal which I had to tie up with some hand-dyed ribbon just to keep it closed. I love the way this journal turned out and I think it’s the perfect way to gather my collection of favorite quotes all in one place.

Words to Remember: A Stitched Mixed Media Art Journal

I made this journal using pages from my Free Spirit printable journal together with some hand-dyed fabrics, threads and fibers. One of the things I love best about hand-dyeing my own fabrics is that it gives me the ability to create colors that coordinate, so for this journal I made colors in the blue/purple to red/purple color range which gave me a lot of choices for mixing and matching.

Words to Remember: A Stitched Mixed Media Art Journal

I made a rigid cover with invisible spine using the same method as for my Taking Flight journal. You can find a free tutorial showing you how I do this here.

Words to Remember: A Stitched Mixed Media Art Journal

I particularly love the imagery of the Free Spirit printable journal so I used one of the pages printed onto cardstock and sewn on the front cover …

Words to Remember: A Stitched Mixed Media Art Journal

… and another one on the back cover.

Words to Remember: A Stitched Mixed Media Art Journal

All the pages turned out looking beautiful and feature one quote with small fragments of fabrics, lace, papers and other embellishments.

Words to Remember: A Stitched Mixed Media Art Journal

Words to Remember: A Stitched Mixed Media Art Journal

Words to Remember: A Stitched Mixed Media Art Journal

Words to Remember: A Stitched Mixed Media Art Journal

Words to Remember: A Stitched Mixed Media Art Journal

Words to Remember: A Stitched Mixed Media Art Journal

Words to Remember: A Stitched Mixed Media Art Journal

Words to Remember: A Stitched Mixed Media Art Journal

Words to Remember: A Stitched Mixed Media Art Journal

Words to Remember: A Stitched Mixed Media Art Journal

Words to Remember: A Stitched Mixed Media Art Journal

Words to Remember: A Stitched Mixed Media Art Journal

Words to Remember: A Stitched Mixed Media Art Journal

Words to Remember: A Stitched Mixed Media Art Journal

Words to Remember: A Stitched Mixed Media Art Journal

Words to Remember: A Stitched Mixed Media Art Journal

On the last page I made a pocket to hold notes or additional handwritten quotes.

Words to Remember: A Stitched Mixed Media Art Journal

Resources Mentioned

I always get asked questions about how I make my journals, so here’s everything you need to know to get started making your own:

  • Grab a copy of the Free Spirit Printable Journal and make your own paper or stitched mixed media journal. You can download it now here in my online store.
  • Explore the magical world of hand-dyeing in my Assemblage Hand-dyeing Workshop. You can find details here in my online classroom.
  • Learn how to make your own stitched mixed media journal in The Nature of Things Online Class. This class is self-paced so you can sign up now and get access immediately. You can find full details and registration here.
  • Learn how to make a rigid journal cover in this free tutorial.
  • You can find close-up photos of all the pages here.

 

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