May 2022 - Little Thoughts - by Emilia Tapiola

Hello friends, 

Little Thoughts may be little in size, but sometimes they can still speak in volumes. Here is an example. A tiny page with a single print, a single sentence, and two colours (ok, and lace, silk ribbon, and vintage silk yarn) may be small in size, but it has a heart of a giant. The lovely theme of the month underlined the beautiful, uplifting message.

I created the journal spread my tiny Little Thoughts art journal, the cover size approx. 7 cm x 10 cm. Here’s how I did it. 

First, I glued a tiny vintage receipt the size of the whole journal spread on top of the coffee dyed paper, and primed the pages with Clear Gesso, crinkling and folding the receipt edges on the go. Then I added white Heavy Gesso here and there, and that was all I did with the actual pages. 

Next, I dyed some silk ribbon, cheese cloth, and lace with green and pink Mica Powders from Vintage Roses and Golden Hour sets, and layered them onto the ages, together with a spring green vintage silk yarn, and glued the print and a stamped quote on top.

A tutorial of the process:

Then I glued some lace onto the edges of the pages and stitched mica dyed silk ribbon on top and used the leftover silk ribbon bits to get more dimension around the print and quote. The print looked a bit dull, but I did not change it, as was the idea of the month; don’t hide your mistakes but uplift them. So, with a white pen, I doodled some marks on top, and it did uplift and lighten the print!

Wishing, as always, all things gentle and beautiful,


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