Create a Journal Using Handmade Papers

Have you made a lot of papers with your Arnold Grummer's Paper Making Mill?  Wondering what to do with some of the papers?  Do you love journal books?  Have a friend that a journal would be the perfect gift.  Here is  an easy journal to make!
Find an old book about half the size of the handmade papers (8 1/2 x 11) you will be using to fill your book.
Cut the pages out of the book and remove the back spine.

Gather handmade papers to fill the book (8 1/2 x 11),
cut them in half.
Cut them in half, to give the sheets a handmade edge use a scor-pal to score the paper. 

With a make  a q-tip wet the score and gently rip the paper.
Punch three holes in the  book cover, use it as a guide to punch the holes in the handmade papers!

All the beautiful papers look wonderful together.
To make a beautiful cover on the book.  Take a piece of handmade paper and adhere with gel medium.
Print Altered Pages Collage Sheet Eiffel Tower Over Paris on Craft Attitude printable film.

Cut out the large Eiffel Tower and the word Paris.
Adhere the Eiffel Tower and Paris with glue stick. Coat with a layer of IMAGINE Crafts Creative Medium Vintage, let it dry.
Attach lace/ribbon and Graphic 45 scrap OOH LA LA with Tacky Glue, then spritz with IMAGINE Crafts iRESITable Spray

Add Silk Flowers and Dew Drop centers with Tacky Glue.

Finally, add SARI Ribbons in a variety of colors to the rings.
I have had a great time creating with Arnold Grummer's Paper Making Mill during my six months on the Design Team... I LOVE handmade papers and plan to continue to make handmade papers, I hope you try making  

Arnold Grummer's Paper Making Mill
Handmade Papers
Altered Pages Collage Sheet Eiffel Tower Over Paris 
Gel Medium
IMAGINE Crafts Creative Medium Vintage
IMAGINE Crafts iRESITable Spray
Craft Attitude printable film
Sari Silk Ribbon
Silk Flowers
Dew Drops
Old book
Three Rings
Graphic 45 scrap OOH LA LA

To start you paper making adventure check out the supplies on the Arnold Grummer's site.  If you start this month you can get a 20 % discount using the code: SUMMER20 when placing your order


  1. Beautiful cover for your handmade journal. Great tips, too.

  2. What a wonderful idea. This would be fun to do with a scout group too. Thanks for sharing!

  3. FABULOUS Book. Love your papers and the cover is WOW

  4. Absolutely gorgeous, Lyneen!!!


  5. Lyneen - we're sad to see you go! Thanks for the art, time and energy you've contributed to Arnold Grummer's. We're happy to take a post or link on the AG fb page anytime. All good wishes for continued creativity and opportunity for you ahead. We appreciate all the wonderful projects future readers and papermakers will find by you on the Design Team blog. Hugs and big sniff, Kim for all at Arnold Grummer's

    1. Thank you so much Kim!!! I love the paper mill it is AWESOME!


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