Bullet Journals let you keep track of your day to day activities and to add personal notes, shopping lists, and appointment calendars. The pages are worked on a dot grid pattern which is used as your guide to create your tables, lists, and highlighted comments.
This basic bullet journal page will print on an 8 1/2″ x 11″ sheet of paper. When folded it creates two facing printed dot grid pages. You can print several copies of this bullet journal page. Then put those pages back into your printer tray, face up so that you see the printed grid, and then printed a second time to create the dot grid on the back of your paper.
Click on the image, right, to open a full-sized copy in a new window. Right hand click on the image and chose ‘save image’ to keep a copy on your computer for easy printing. This page is pre-set to print in portrait mode, no adjustment is needed.
The Stapled Bookbinding link, below, shows you how to take multiple printed pages and staple them into a small booklet.
Here are a few samples of DIY Hand Bound Bullet Journal, decorated with scrap booking paper, a watercolor paper design, paper twist strings, a few glass beads, and worked with leather covers. Stop by tomorrow for the links to how to design, burn, and bind your own leather journal.
The patterns for the large background dragon journal, and the small Celtic journal, front left, are available in the Great Book of Celtic Patterns, available on Amazon.com. The Greenman Journal, front right, is a free project here on LSIrish.com.
Trapped inside because of the heat? Bored with too much time of your hands? Well, grab your carving tools, leather strop, and some basswood blanks and join me in a little carving fun. If you don’t find something below that interests you, check out our Wood Carving Project page for more ideas and for basic instructions to the craft of wood carving.
This indepth step-by-step free relief carving project by Lora Irish includes how to work a relief wood carving, how to use your pyrogrpahy and wood burning in your carvings, and how to add color to your relief carvings.
The link above is a Freebie Pattern Package which you can use to learn how to download, extract, and print our patterns.
Click on the link above.
A Window will pop up titled: Opening Irish-Free-2015-Pattern-Pack.zip. In that window select “Save File”, not “Open With”. In the bottom right hand area of the Window select “Save”.
A new Window will pop up that has the directory to your computer. That window will want to save the file in “Your Downloads”. You can select another area in your computer to save the file. In the left nav area of the window, scroll up and click on “My Desktop”. Chose where In the bottom right of the window select “Save”.
Minimize your browser by clicking the line button in the upper right hand corner of the screen. This will drop the browser window down so that you can check your Desktop to see if the zip file is there. Sometimes the icon for a zip file or downloaded PDF file does not show up on your Desktop even though your computer downloaded the file. If you don’t see your zip file move your cursor into any empty space on your Desktop and right-hand click. This will open a small menu Window. From that menu select “Refresh”. This will reload your Desktop view and your icon should appear. If you still don’t see your zip icon then go check “My Downloads” as it may be there.
Place your cursor on the zip icon and right-hand click. A Window will pop up, select “Extract All”.
A new Window will pop up which allows you to decide where to extract the file, I usually chose to extract it as the file tells me in the location portion of this window. Select “Extract”.
After the package is extracted you should have a new Window that shows the opened file folder. You can click on that folder, open the file and begin printing your patterns. You should also have two files on your Desktop now, one is the original zip file, and the other the extracted, open folder. Save the zip file to “My Downloads” or “My Documents”, you can open this file over and over again. Save the opened folder to whatever folder system you use for your craft projects and patterns.
Note – If you double left-hand click on an un-extracted zip file you will see a folder window and you can see the patterns inside that folder. But since the file has not been extracted you can not print. So, if you can’t print you probably have not extracted the zip.
Email me, Contact Us in the top nav bar, and I will help you through the process!
If you are just discovering our blog, LSIrish.com, or our line art craft, carving, and quilting patterns website, ArtDesignsStudio.com or if you have been away on vacation it’s time to get caught up on all of the happenings here on Lora Irish’s blog.
Free – Levels in Relief Wood Carving Learn how to establish the basic levels of background, mid-ground, and foreground for your rough out stages in any relief wood carving pattern. Free Relief Wood Carving PDF E-Book download by Lora S. Irish.
Free – Your First Carving Learn the basics to relief wood carving in this free relief wood carving PDF E-Book by Lora S. Irish. Includes the terms and techniques used in wood carving, step by step instructions for a beginner’s project, lots of photos, lots of ideas.
Free – Summer Art Quilt Fretwork Butterfly Project Free PDF E-Book iron-on interfacing applique art quilt project, including a free butterfly pattern by Lora S. Irish. Includes step by step instructions, plus lots of ideas to alter and embellish your own quilt square.
Free – Permanent Marker Painted Quilt Squares Any line art craft, carving, or quilting pattern can become a brightly colored quilt square for your next sewing project. Learn how to create your own Mushroom Wood Spirit tote bag with our free online step by step instructions.
Basics to Painting your Wood Carvings Enjoy this in-depth tutorial which focuses on the multiple methods of adding coloring to your next wood carving project. Includes directions for burnishing, dry brushing, china painting, oil staining, and much more.
Tiki Chess Set Carving Spend a few fun hours carving our 3-D Tiki Chess set. This projects takes you step by step through the face carving of the classic Tiki statue and a few of the quick variations that can used to create the King, Queen, Rook, and other pieces. Includes free patterns to start your own set.
Free – Canada Goose Relief Carving Project This in-depth, step by step relief wood carving projects takes you through every technique needed to create this Canada Goose Relief carving, including how to transfer your pattern, basic carving cuts, tools, undercuts, wood burning your carvings, and even how to paint your wood carving. Taught by Lora S. Irish.
Whittle Fish Decoy Carving This fun project grew to become an E-Project on our line art pattern website, ArtDesignsStudio.com. Learn folk art ice fishing decoy carving with this in-depth step-by-step project taught by Lora S. Irish. This sixty page e-book includes an introduction to the history of ice fishing decoys, the six basic carving cuts needed to create these fun fish, and two complete projects. Complete your decoy with the painting steps and by creating a simple wire hanger. Over 40 decoy patterns, 21 finished painted decoy samples.
New Patterns and E-Projects at Art Designs Studio Six new pattern packages and two new E-Projects have been published to our line art carving, craft, and quilting patterns website. So much more is coming soon! So, please stop by and browse through over 130 pattern packages, sorted by topic and theme.