Soy María José de Scrap Planeta y esta vez os traigo un tutorial muy sencillito para utilizar la ECOpiel de Kora Proyects confeccionando un MIDORI. Me apetecía un montón hacer un Midori y pensé que era un proyecto perfecto para documentar lo que está siendo el viaje más largo de mi vida. Quiero llenarlo de recortes de noticias, de fotos de nuestro día a día en familia, de pensamientos y emociones, de notas de mi hija…y tendré mis recuerdos de este momento histórico ¿os animáis a hacer uno?
Hi guys! I am María José from Scrap Planeta and this time I bring you a very simple tutorial to use the Kora Proyects ECOskin making a MIDORI. I really wanted to do a Midori and I thought it was a perfect project to document what is being the longest journey of my life. I want to fill it with clippings of news, photos of our day to day family, thoughts and emotions, notes from my daughter ... and I will have my memories of this historic moment. Do you dare to make one?
Bueno, como sabéis hay muchos tutoriales sobre midoris, pero no he visto ninguno con ECOpiel, así que quise probar a ver qué tal funcionaba. La verdad que me ha sorprendido porque, aunque la ECOpiel es muy finita (creo que tiene un grosor de 0,65) es perfecta para este tipo de proyecto que debe quedar como blandito y manejable. Os enseño cómo lo hice yo:
Well, as you know there are many tutorials on midoris, but I have not seen any with ECOpiel, so I wanted to try to see how it worked. The truth that has surprised me because, although the ECOskin is very finite (I think it has a thickness of 0.65) it is perfect for this type of project that should be soft and manageable. I show you how I did it:
- 48 folios A4
- grapadora o hilo y aguja
- 2 cartones de 1 mm de 15 x 21.5 cm y 1 cartón de 3.5 x 7.5 cm
- 2 secciones de ECOpiel de Kora Proyects de 34.5 x 21.5 cm y de 21.5 x 14 cm
- 1 par de papeles de Scrap
- crop a dile con eyelets o un punzón.
- elástico redondo, aproximadamente un metro y medio.
- sellos, tinta Stazon, brads, chams, etc.
- 48 A4 pages
- stapler or thread and needle
- 2 cardboard boxes of 1 mm of 15 x 21.5 cm and 1 cardboard of 3.5 x 7.5 cm
- 2 sections of ECOskin from Kora Proyects of 34.5 x 21.5 cm and 21.5 x 14 cm
- 1 pair of Scrap papers
- crop to tell with eyelets or an awl.
- round elastic, about one and a half meters.
- stamps, Stazon ink, brads, chams, etc.
First of all, we take 4 groups of 12 A4 pages and fold them, like this in 12 into 12, in half. We can join them in the center with a pair of staples or sewing, so that we have 4 booklets left.
As with the folding in groups of 12 pages at the same time it is irregular at the ends, we cut so that it stays in line.
o give the caps more body we are going to use 1 mm cardboard or cereal box type, taking 2 units of 15 x 21.5 cm. We will also need a piece of ECOskin of 34.5 x 21.5 cm, since we will need 4.5 cm for the loin.
We glue the cardboard covers flush with the ECOpiel, leaving a 4.5 cm space in the center (which will be our spine).
We reinforce the spine on the inside with another piece of ECOpiel, 21.5 x 14 cm, to give it more body.
We make 4 holes in the spine above, 1 cm from the edge and from the top and 1 cm between them, and also below 1 cm from the top, 1 cm from the edge and 1 cm between them. We will also make 1 hole in the center of the spine. All of them can be finished with the Crop a Dile and put decorative eyelets but I found that it is not necessary, since the ecoleather does not break if there is not excessive pressure on the elastic rubber.
We pass an elastic band through the holes, leaving the long parts inside.
In the hole in the center we will pass a rubber independent of the others that we knot inside, and that will serve as a closure, but we do not cut the excess as we will wait to see the thickness we have of Midori to adjust the closure.
Sellos de bordes de Kora Projects.
We can also decorate using colored brads. Bordes stamps from Kora projects.
We paint all the edges with an acrylic similar to the color of our E-leather, or failing that we can distract. I used Stampería “Turchese Indiano” acrylic, which is exactly the same color as blue ECOskin.
Do not forget to color an inch inside the Midori.
For the closure, we can leave the elastic as it is or make a finish with the ECOpiel itself. I used 2 pieces of 3.5 x 7.5 of skin and a 1 mm cardboard of the same size that I stuck between the skin. Then I painted the edges with acrylic. It has 4 holes as seen in the photograph. But this is optional and a little decoration so you can do it as you like.
El interior podéis decorarlo con papeles de Scrap. Yo utilicé la colección Magic Day y unos sellitos. Por último, podéis añadirle chams, pompones, cadenitas, o lo que tengáis por casa, que simplemente va enganchado al elástico, por dentro o por fuera, como más os guste.
You can decorate the interior with Scrap papers. I used the Magic Day collection and some stamps.
Finally, you can add chams, pom poms, chains, or whatever you have at home, which is simply attached to the elastic, inside or outside, as you like
And that's all, I hope you liked this idea and document with affection and patience this hard situation that we have had to live through, so that in the future we can tell about it and remember how fragile the human being is and at the same time so strong! A big hug!