Saturday, September 29, 2012

Autumn-inspired notebooks

I've been making loads of tiny hand-bound notebooks lately. I love the process and I love the way they look and feel. There are several notebooks available for sale in my Etsy shop now.

These two are the ones I'm especially happy with. Basically I used the same idea I had for the Banana Pill t-shirts and tote bags a year ago. I collected oak and maple leaves outside my house, painted them with watercolor and transferred the paint straight to the carton covers. The paint didn't transfer as well as it did on fabric, so I had to add some color with a brush.

I'm totally in love with these leaves! I wanna try with other kinds. The only problem is that I don't know the names for all the trees.

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