DIY Journals and 2 pages

Hi! Today I have lots of fun projects to share. I created two DIY journals using dies by Art by Marlene. Depending on the paper you choose they can be used as notebooks or journal books. I am sharing a couple of ideas on how you can use the dies to create a vintage looking notebook and a bright and colorful art journal. So there is something for every style!

video tutorial

You can enjoy the video below or at my YouTube channel

close-up photos

Here are some close-up photos on everything I created in the step by step video tutorial above. Link all the way to the bottom of this post for links to supplies

the vintage note book

In this version of my book I kept the small flap inside. I also used a metallic label as an embellishment and string to keep the book closed.

the bright and colorful art journal

In this version of my book I keep the small flap on top. I used an elastic and a lovely enamel flower to embellish the cover and keep my book closed.

page 1 – the weird one !

page 2 – love more, fear less !

supplies

Below you can find a list of all the products used today. Links to multiple online shops are available, just click the logo below each item. Affiliate links used where possible at no extra cost to you.

Studio Light Art By Marlene 5…
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Studio Light Art By Marlene 5 Rubber…
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Studio Light Art By Marlene 5 Collage…
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Studio Light Art By Marlene 5 Die Cut…
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Studio Light Art By Marlene 5 Die Cut…
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Studio Light Art By Marlene 5 Mask…
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Studio Light Art By Marlene 5 Mask…
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Studio Light Art By Marlene 5 Mask…
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Expert Watercolor Pad, 9 x 12 in, 32…
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Dylusions Ink Spray – Bubblegum Pink
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Dylusions Ink Spray – Lemon Zest
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Dylusions Ink Spray – Squeezed Orange
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Dylusions Ink Spray – Island Parrot
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Dylusions Ink Spray – Vibrant Turquoise
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Tim Holtz Distress Collage Medium -…
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Nuvo – Deluxe Adhesive
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Tonic Studios – Tim Holtz -…
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Tonic Studios – Tim Holtz – Non-Stick…
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WOW DUAL SPEED HEAT TOOL WZHT-USA
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Crafter’s Companion – Gemini -…
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Tonic Studios – Tim Holtz – 8.5 Inch…
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Tim Holtz Glass Media Mat
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13 Comments

  1. Jodi Warren said:

    Love these Journals and really appreciate you doing links to the products. It really helps us find them quickly. You are right they do sell out quickly. Several of the items were not currently available. But I am patient. Thanks for the video.

    May 9, 2020
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  2. Wanda S Radler said:

    These are the cutest journals and totally make me want to start art journaling. I love the size.

    May 9, 2020
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  3. Marian Hillier said:

    Wow you always make these pages look like they are so easy to create.
    Really enjoy your process – thanks for sharing.

    May 9, 2020
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  4. Debbie P said:

    Fantastic video. Love watching your videos. I learn a lot from you. Thank you. Yes a lot of the items we’re sold out. But I will wait. Thank you again Be healthy and be safe. Happy Mother’s Day.

    May 9, 2020
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  5. Joni J. Seith said:

    Love, love, love these!

    May 9, 2020
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  6. Debbie F. said:

    Appreciate you sharing so much! I don’t mind at all if your videos go longer; I could watch you craft all day!!! Just this morning I got notification from Joggles that some of these products are back in stock, but a couple of hours later they are already sold out again!! They do go quickly. I would love to see what else you do with these booklets. Thank you so much for sharing … and I didn’t even notice that you didn’t use one of your go-to techniques (splatters)!!! Happy Mother’s Day, Vicky. Thank you for all you do to encourage and nurture crafters.

    May 9, 2020
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  7. Henriëtte said:

    Gorgeous booklets and again great product from Marlene.
    I love how you made those awesome colourful pages.
    Thank you so much for sharing Vicky, stay safe and have a wonderful week.

    May 10, 2020
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  8. Lagene said:

    AWESOME journals, thanks for the video! Great die set!!!!

    May 11, 2020
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  9. Marcie Lovett said:

    The colored pages are perfect with Marlene’s collage paper! Looking forward to seeing more of both books.

    May 13, 2020
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  10. Fikreta said:

    so great!

    May 15, 2020
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  11. Kimberly Collins said:

    I love these journals! I recently found Art by Marlene and she is fantastic! But then again so are YOU! I love how you use your style … thank you for sharing the video- always enjoy your videos!

    May 16, 2020
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  12. Lynette Redman said:

    I love art journaling but sometimes overwhelmed by larger journals and so much white space. After watching your video immediately ordered the dies, stamps, and almost all of Marlene’s masks…and the sticker book, of course. These make the perfect size journals and can also be used for little birthday card books. Love your designs and videos.

    May 20, 2020
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  13. Annalee Howell said:

    I love this so much, I want one! She also has a tag book. Cannot find anywhere on the internet. Please can you HELP me? Annalee(Lawton, OK/USA)

    May 22, 2020
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