Mini Project: Spicing Up Midori Inserts

I have been busy with watching you tube videos on how people decorate their midori inserts. Many use their favorite scrapbook papers and glue different papers at the back and front, others will decorate in coordinating scrapbook papers and have come up with beautiful and colorful inserts. I also love that idea of decorating but since I only have a few of my favorite scrapbook papers I brought with me from home, I thought of saving those papers for a bigger project. Getting papers for the purpose of jazzing up my inserts was not in my list too. So instead of having them plain though they came in different colors, I took out my favorite acrylic paints and my trusty gelli plate and played.

My first insert is a grid notebook.

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And here it is when I was finished. Used light yellow, purple and pumpkin orange paints with neon paper tape, inkadinkado stamps, india ink, black uniball signo pen.

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After spicing it up. Used azure, pure pink and white paint with stampotique stamp, imaginisce mini stamp, washi tape and doodling with black signo pen.

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Third insert was the thicker md paper.

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After jazzing it up. Used sublime lime, turquoise and lavender paints. Stamping with a hero arts stamps given by my sister, gesso and a green gel pen.

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And all together.

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These spiced up passport size inserts are now inside the brown leather midori waiting for me to fill them up with everyday musings, favorite quotes and sayings, things to be grateful for, pictures, adventures and memories.

Bitten By The Midori Bug

I have been bitten by the midori traveller’s notebook bug. After weeks of researching and watching you tube videos on how people use their notebook, I finally gave in. Last Saturday I bought my first midori in the passport size in Kinokuniya at KLCC. I chose the classic brown color and immediately changed the band with the extra band in the kit which was orange. Together with the starter kit which came with one blank insert, I got two more inserts, the grid and the md paper notebooks and a pack of the extra rubber band to help with the inserts. I also got a small face charm in the stationary section so I got one too. When we got home I took out a brass bracelet I seldom use, took the charms I had on it and used it as charms for my new midori. I have personalized my midori in one day and I am so happy how in just short a time the leather had incurred some scratches which help give the leather personality.

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I’ll be using the grid notebook insert as planner, yes I’m moving the planner side out of my Documented Life Project – The Journal notebook and just continue on doing the artwork there, the blank plain paper notebook that came with the kit as a quotes/sayings/inspirational phrases depot book because I love quotes and inspirational words and my third notebook insert which is the md paper blank insert (paper is a bit thicker compared to the blank insert) as a mixed media gratitude/prayer journal. For now these are all the inserts that I need. My notebook is not so bulky and I could carry it in my small bag and take it with me anywhere I go. Considering what I planned to use the notebook with, I am happy I made the right decision of getting the passport sized traveller’s notebook. The regular size may come in much later but for now I am enjoying my new organizational system.