19 June, 2022

                                                 Hello Paper Artists - July 2022

                 The paper collection for this month is called:

Shades of Pink

Designed especially for Vintage Shabby Chic Arts & Junk Journal Artists 

but also for my new Mini Books



The collection is 11 papers: 6 Cut & Create papers 8.5”x11”, high-quality 300dpi, JPG format PLUS 1 of the Cut & Create papers is done using PNG format & 4 Backgrounds 

PNG means that there is no background - you can print the paper on any type of paper & you only get the ephemera image itself - pink, white, or any color cardstock, vellum (transparency paper) is very elegant, transparency film or even a background paper with script, etc.

 https://www.etsy.com/au/listing/1266142877

Let these papers inspire you to create beautiful art.

Bye for now

Meg

megsgarden@outlook.com

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For some ideas on how to use ephemera in junk journals, please visit my YouTube Channel to see several videos of Junk Journals:https://www.youtube.com/user/megsgardenpapercraft



16 May, 2022

 

Hello Paper Artists

This video shows my completed Mini Book using the Shades of Blue Papers

You can take it to shabby chic or to a more vintage style - totally up to you.

I used lace, ribbons & flowers for Shabby Chic - hope it gives you some ideas



Dimensions:

Cover:  12” x 6”

With a 1.5” spine - score of 5.25” from each side

(For a 2” spine - score 5” from each side)

Signatures: 12” x 5.5”  each will have a 0.5” spine

Score 5”, 5.5”, 10.5” - leaves 1” to either cut off or fold in for tucks

Smaller signature:

7.5” x 3.75” with 0.25” scores in the center  

Etsy link

Meg

 megsgarden@outlook.com

    

12 May, 2022

Hello Paper Artists

Shades of Blue   May 2022

 Latest Collection designed for Mini Books:

Shades of Blue - a beautiful shabby chic color.  Collection #M535

 



A pack of 10 papers 8.5x11” - high-quality 300dpi, jpg format:

4 background papers & 6 papers full of Cut & Create Ephemera.

 

Etsy listing:    https://www.etsy.com/au/listing/1213497906

Papers video: https://www.youtube.com/shorts/iBW53P256PE

Project video: https://youtu.be/  in  process

Have fun with this Collection - use different textures, colors & cardstocks & enjoy.

 

Meg

 megsgarden@outlook.com

 

Meg’s Mini Books are made 6” high or less ie. 1/2 of a sheet of cardstock. They are much easier to make than large journals & also more economical. On top of that, they are lots of fun & very forgiving. A new type of paper Collection has been designed especially for these mini books:

 

What Wikipedia has to say about the 'color blue' is fascinating: 

From Wikipedia. “Blue is one of the three primary colors in the RYB color model (traditional color theory), as well as in the RGB (additive) color model. It lies between violet and cyan on the spectrum of visible light.  Most blues contain a slight mixture of other colors; azure contains some green, while ultramarine contains some violet.

Blue has been an important color in art and decoration since ancient times. The semi-precious stone lapis lazuli was used in ancient Egypt for jewelry and ornament and later, in the Renaissance, to make the pigment ultramarine, the most expensive of all pigments. In the eighth century, Chinese artists used cobalt blue to color fine blue and white porcelain. In the Middle Ages, European artists used it in the windows of cathedrals. Europeans wore clothing colored with the vegetable dye woad until it was replaced by the finer indigo from America. In the 19th century, synthetic blue dyes and pigments gradually replaced organic dyes and mineral pigments. Surveys in the US and Europe show that blue is the color most commonly associated with harmony, faithfulness, confidence, distance, infinity, the imagination, cold, and occasionally  sadness.

 

 

 


06 April, 2022

April 6, 2022

Hello Paper Artists

Meg’s Mini Books are made 6” high or less ie. 1/2 of a sheet of cardstock. They are much easier to make than large journals & also more economical. On top of that, they are lots of fun & very forgiving.

 A new type of paper Collection has been designed especially for these mini books:

  - A pack of 10 papers 8.5x11” (high-quality 300dpi, JPG format) containing:

 4 background papers & 6 papers full of cut & creates in the same tones as the background papers. The cut & creates have been sized to fit the mini-books.

 There are 2 new Mini Books to show you today

 

Apricot Blush - a beautiful shabby chic color.  Collection #M532

 


Etsy listing:    https://www.etsy.com/au/listing/1196275817

Papers video: https://youtu.be/taWM4zRKuTQ

Project video: https://youtu.be/6PJNR3M1tLE 

Sepia Flowers - a favorite collection of shades of browns, beiges & blacks. #M533

 


Etsy listing:    https://www.etsy.com/au/listing/1182320332

Papers video: https://youtu.be/Ki5XCHSkoMY

Project video: https://youtu.be/Bbne3X-ILRU

 Dimensions:

Cover:  12” x 6”

For a 1” spine - score 5.5” from each side

For a 1.5” spine - score  5.25” from each side

For a 2” spine - score 5” from each side

Signatures: 12” x 5.5”  each will have a 0.5” spine

Score 5”, 5.5”, 10.5” - leaves 1” to either cut off or fold in for tucks

Smaller signature:

7.5” x 3.75” with 0.25” scores in the center  

All measurements are Wide x high

Have fun with these Mini Books - use different textures, colors & cardstocks

Meg

megsgarden@outlook.com

01 March, 2022

 Meg’s Mini Books

By Definition:  A book is a medium for recording information in the form of writing or images, typically composed of many pages bound together and protected by a cover. The intellectual content in a physical book need not be a composition, nor even be called a book. Books can consist only of drawings, engravings or photographs, crossword puzzles, or ‘cut & create ephemera’. 

 By Definition: Mini denoting a miniature version of something

 Combine these 2: Meg’s Mini-Books are, therefore, made 6” high or less ie. 1/2 of a sheet of cardstock. They are much easier to make than large journals & also more economical. On top of that, they are lots of fun & very forgiving.

 A new type of paper Collection has been designed especially for these mini books:

  - A pack of 10 papers 8.5x11” (high-quality 300dpi, JPG format) containing:

 4 background papers & 6 papers full of cut & creates in the same tones of the background papers. The cut & creates have been sized to fit the mini- books.

 The first 2 of these collections are:

 1.Periwinkle - Pantone’s color of the year 2022 - a fabulous color between purple & blue. #M530

 Etsy listing:




2.Vintage - a favorite collection of shades of browns, beiges & blacks. #M531

Etsy Listing



The mini books can also use up those smaller pieces of cardstock, patterned papers & tea dyed papers.

 Dimensions:

Cover:  12” x 6”

For a 1” spine - score 5.5” from each side

For a 1.5” spine - score  5.25” from each side

Signatures: 12” x 5.5”  each will have a 0.5” spine

Score 5”, 5.5”, 10.5” - leaves 1” to either cut off or fold in for tucks

Smaller signature:

7.5” x 3.75” with 0.25” scores in the center  

 Smaller Mini Books:   8.5” x 4.5” with 0.5” spine

       7.75” x 3.75”

All measurements are Widths x heights (except spines)

Have fun with these Mini Books - use different textures, colors & cardstocks

 Meg,

 megsgarden@outlook.com

28 February, 2022

 Hello Paper Artists

Once I finished the new Vintage Junk Journal, I emptied my table of all its scraps etc & pulled out the Elegant Junk Journal Papers.  I also needed my boxes of laces, flowers, ribbons & more - the necessities of an Elegant project.

An Elegant Junk Journal #527 Jan 22

Cardstock: Ivory

Spine: 1.5”

Journal papers were cut to fit pages

2 listings on etsy:

Journal papers: https://www.etsy.com/au/listing/1138413942

10 journal papers 10”x7”, high-quality 300 dpi, JPG format +
1 journal paper 10”x7”, high-quality, 300dpi, JPG format - this paper is lined but in very light shades. Ideal for cards, tags & mini books of memories & dreams

Cut & Creates:  https://www.etsy.com/au/listing/1138423666/

7 Cut & Create papers 8.3”x11”, high-quality 300dpi, JPG format - images, words, tickets, envelopes plus
1 journal paper 10”x7”, high-quality, 300dpi, JPG format - this paper is lined but in very light shades

Preview video of both Collections of Papers: https://youtu.be/4GyXsfg0cYY:

 The projects I made:  mini journal, cards, tags:  Projects completed

Mini book dimensions: Cover is 6” - great way to make 2 books out of 1 cardstock

Signature #1: 12” wide x 5.5” high. Score at 1.5”, 6.5”, 7” from left

Mini signature inside #1: 9.5” wide x 4.5” high 0.5” scores in middle

Signature #2: 10.5” wide x 5.5” high with 0.5” scores in middle

Hope you have some ideas to add to your creativity

Bye for now

Meg

www.megsgarden.com

 






17 January, 2022

 Hello Paper Artists

I pulled out the new Vintage Junk Journal Papers & Cut & Creates & had fun with them.


Vintage Junk Journal #528 Cardstock: Mocha & Firewood Spine: 2.5” Pages: 5.25x7.5” with .25” spine Journal papers used full width Almost all Cut & Creates used; all but 1 journal paper used 2 listings on etsy: Journal papers: https://www.etsy.com/au/listing/11379... 8 journal papers 10”x7”, high-quality 300 dpi, JPG format PLUS 2 papers 10”x7” of what I am calling ‘Extra Cuts’. Preview video of papers: https://youtu.be/q7sLxJjq874 Cut & Creates: https://www.etsy.com/au/listing/11518... 6 Cut & Create papers 8.3”x11”, high-quality 300dpi, JPG format PLUS 2 papers 10”x7” of what I am calling ‘Extra Cuts’. Preview video of Cut & Creates: https://youtu.be/q7sLxJjq874
Enjoy
Bye for nowMeg