Tools: First Hahnemühle Journal

I like to reuse and recycle and I’ve been looking at three years of beautiful saved Hahnemühle calendars.  Stunning watercolors prints that begged to be used!

Today I dove in and made my first concertina journal using Hahnemühle Bamboo paper (90% bamboo which is a lovely fast growing renewable resource) in a 6×6-inch format.  Is it perfect?  Nope.  But I am going to do another tomorrow and learn from my mistakes today!

I didn’t take many pictures (see what I took below) as I was figuring out what to do as I was doing it.  I heard my mother waaaaay back when I was trying to sew clothes telling me to read the pattern and did I do that?  NO, and so I didn’t try to follow anyone’s pattern but just went for it.

More after I get better!

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About dkatiepowellart

hollywood baby turned beach gurl turned steel&glass city gurl turned cowgurl turned herb gurl turned green city gurl. . . artist writer photographer. . . cat lover but misses our big dogs, gone to heaven. . . buddhist and interested in the study of spiritual traditions. . . foodie, organic, lover of all things mik, partner in conservation business mpfconservation, consummate blogger, making a dream happen, insomniac who is either reading buddhist teachings or not-so-bloody mysteries or autobio journal thangs early in the morning when i can't sleep
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