Thursday, January 20, 2011

~ Art Doll Journal ~ what do ya think?

Many people have suggested I sell prints of my dolls.... I'm not sure about prints per se, so I thought I would have a play.  I succumbed to purchsing a Zutter Bind-it-all (didn't need much encouragement!) It's a whole heap of fun! (except for reading the instruction manual, ugg, I hate that)

Experiment One Your thoughts s'il vous plaît?






This journal/sketch book features Snowflake on the cover.  The inner cover details a charming quote.  Snowflake and the quote, are printed on Strathmore watercolor cold press inkjet paper, and have a slightly bevelled edge to augment dimension.  6x6", 160 pages of premium acid free 110 gram  pale cream paper.  Silk ribbon completes.
I couldn't decide on ribbon, so have ordered this gorgeous ribbon as a contrast...

If you haven't met Lillalota who creates top notch printed ribbon in the South of France, visit her shop ~ HERE ~

*Would love some feedback*

I also played around on Etsy, instead of working..... my latest Treasury....called...
"Out of place, but what a beauty!"

Click ~ HERE ~ to go browse & shop!

27 comments:

  1. Hi Abi! Wow - I made a treasury, too. Yours is so lovely and I will go and check it out. I think the idea for a journal is FABULOUS!!!! And I adore that ribbon - I'm going to check that out, as well. Talk to you soon! Theresa

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  2. Hellooo Batty B! I love the Art Doll journal idea and have a huge fondness for anything paperish, particularly that which has historic look and quality. The ribbon is divine and you scrounge up the most delicious finds on Etsy :) I'm curling up with another one of my favourite Brits this evening, Ian McEwan. Oh, and Harald too..kinky..hehe. If you have a moment, dahlink, I would love to hear a little more about your project..I'm very KEEN..your/my girl is on the cover!
    xo from the BuMcat

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  3. Oh Abi I think it's beautiful! I love the ribbon you have on it! Michele

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  4. Verra, verra naaaas! But please, for the ignorant, what is a Zutter Bind-it-all? Don't think I've come across anything like that around here!

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  5. Hi Abi, your journal is just gorgeous! How fitting for your beautiful work! I think you definetely should try listing prints of your dolls! For those of us starving artist types, who truly love them, but can't afford to purchase an actual doll, it's the next best thing! Your photographs are always so pretty, and all have a certain touch of class, who wouldn't want one? I know several artist who sell aceos of thier dolls, but fine 8x10 prints would be even more desireable. Best of luck to you, no matter what you decide. I think evenything you touch turns to heavelny visions. XOXOX Christel

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  6. Oh Abi the journal is a great idea. But like your other friends mentioned prints of your dolls would be nice too since you take such awesome pictures of them. :) I love the ribbon and will check your Etsy treasury out. :)

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  7. I think is a great idea ! I love this journal ! good work !

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  8. The journal is so luxurious...they couldn't help but sell well. And it might be an introduction into prints later.
    The treasury is awesome. Timo is one of my favorites!

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  9. I think your "art doll journal" is really cool:)

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  10. Abi, you have the most amazing style and I love the items/links you share. I have been looking at different shops for ribbon so I will have to check out your link.

    The journal is lovely. Your dolls are exquisite and the journal will be a nice way for others to have part of your creations even if it is via a print. (I safely keep the raffle ticket from last year!)

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  11. Your journal is gorgeous! And I'm off to visit the treasury....
    Have a great weekend!

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  12. Beautiful idea, Abi and I would definitely buy one. I would love to hear about your process as you made each of your dolls, like the inspiration, and I love the quote with them. I know I'm going to get in trouble when I see your treasury ;)

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  13. Abi, I love your journal - the concept and the book. That ribbon is gorgeous, will have to check out this shop...Now off to visit your
    treasury!

    Hugs

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  14. Abi, this is just gorgeous...so jealous!! LOL Your work is so lovely and elegant...the furthest thing from my work...crazy, macabre and creepy, at times!! LOL

    Love it!

    xxoo,
    Georgina

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  15. A zutter bind-it-all allows you to make the ring bound books.

    Wendy - this journal has no content.. it's just a plain sketch book. But, I am in the process of writing a book for the purpose of doll making - it's difficult!

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  16. A wonderful idea, Abi! I would love to have such a lovely notebook! Just for me and for secret "things"...:) I hope you'll continue this project, printing others of your beautiful dolls. People will like them, be sure!:) Good luck!

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  17. I absolutely love the journal and also the idea of prints of your gorgeous dolls. Hugs!

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  18. Oh my.....
    I love coming here.
    Your blog is always so beautiful and magically.
    The journal is so lovely and your photos are amazing! I think you should do both!
    XOXO - Cindi

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  19. It's a great idea Abi. and... I love Snowflake....

    this should be perfect for most dollmakers... it seems they all keep journals. All but me, that is. I should though... because I never remember from one doll to the next what the heck I did right. At least I need to keep track of the stuff I did right! It seems I go through all the wrong stuff over and over... worse than groundhog day it is, making dolls sometimes...

    looking forward to your book on making dolls..

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  20. Hello, Abi! If you have some minutes, please visit my blog - there's an award for you!:)

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  21. I think its a great idea Abi, I for one would buy them.Iv'e just bought bookmarks from jessica hamilton on etsy,[it's nice to have other peoples art-'cos I get fed up some times looking at my own!!!]Do the whole lot pics, bookmarks, gift tags ,everybody would love it!

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  22. i think its absolutely gorgeous!!! & she's not my baby, though her & her mum are like family & have been through some really rough times, so im going to try & help them out if i can ever get my shop up & running :) hope you day is beautiful!!! lots of loveliness

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  23. I'm a paper, journal, ribbon junkie and I don't want re-hab. I just want to indulge myself as often as possible. I mean, really, how many journals can a girl have?? As many as she wants. I need to check out this Zutter Bind-it, too! Thank you for the tip. Abi, your creativity just keeps getting more, and more brilliant! Hang in there with your book. All your hard work will pay off. You will open up new worlds for people who've always dreamed of making a doll. <3

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  24. I think your album looks great! I love my Bind it All, but I don't use it nearly enough. I actually printed photos of my dolls so I could make an album just for me to remember them all! I think it is fun to watch how my style and techniques evolve!

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  25. I think I was about time to present your girls and let the zillions of fans of your art to see the whole family of demoiselles you created so far.So I am for it!!!

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  26. I think the journal is really pretty Abi!

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