I am happy to be sharing about my new block print inspired notebook that is now available on Amazon. The notebook is perfect for list making, journaling, scribbling and drawing.
The notebook has blank pages with a small block print design at the bottom of each page. There are 120 pages with 12 different designs.
We had a family photo shoot the other weekend and my 9 year old son wanted to hep showcase the designs. So here he is giving a preview of two of the pages. If searching on Amazon, the name of the journal is “Notes and Scribbles”.
It all started with a block print that I created a few years ago. I created this print using two simple stamps and a stamp pad. Are you wanting to learn how to block print? A couple words of advice – keep your scrap pieces of the Speedy Carving Block. They are perfect for making little stamps. A second thing to note, test your prints with a stamp pad and paper. If you don’t like the print/pattern, you haven’t committed too much time and energy to the design. It is also a great way to mock up designs and patterns.
The ink pads I use are Ranger. They are high quality and make great prints. The one in the image below is jet black, permanent and acid free.
A few years later, a company called Contrado reached out to me wanting to do a collaboration. Have you wanted to design fabric? Contrado is a print on design company and really easy to work with. First, I scanned the little print into the computer and touched it up in illustrator. Then, I reworked the design into a repeating print and uploaded the design to the Contrado site. The last thing I did was to choose my fabric option. Contrado has a ton of fabric options. I chose canvas fabric and sent it off to print.
I later made a tote bag from the canvas fabric. Want to see the step by step process? You can see my post about it here. I have other sewing tutorials. Click on the following links and they will take you to my tote bag and zipper pouch tutorials.
So long story short. Who knew that a simple block print in a notebook would become a yard of fabric and then a few years later be made into a journal that would be sold on Amazon.