A Pocket Folio by Rachel Lowe

Hello! It’s Rachel here and today I am sharing my first creation using the stunning Bright & Bold stack by Lisa Oxley! I have created a Pocket Folio to go in my art journal.

To make the outside of the folio I used a mix of Lisa’s patterned papers, her tissue paper and her female silhouette.  I firstly cut the Page 1 paper to size (my folio measures 5×7 inches). I hand tore strips from the black and white dotted page and added to my base paper. I then added torn pieces of the tissue paper with the messy scribbles which I adhered with Mod Podge as it dries clear. I chose a silhouette in the colours that matched my background. I have used some of Lisa’s tissue words to create my title. To finish off my cover I added some lace and hand ruffled a strip from the black and white heart paper and machine stitched it in place.

For the left page of the inside, I used a quote from the Inspirational Words MiniStack using Mod Podge to adhere. I used a paper strip from the same paper I used on the cover to form a pocket and added some machine stitching. The minimal colour on this page allows my phrase sentiment to be the focal point.

For the right page of the inside I used the black and white heart paper as my base then fussy cut a rainbow and heart from Page 2 of the Bright & Bold stack. I created a second pocket with the paint swatches paper (Page 6), adding some more messy machine stitching and using black to create contrast. On the front of the second pocket I added a little more tissue paper with scribbles over the patterned paper.

I created a tag and envelope to fit into my pockets using more of the patterned papers, tissue paper with scribbles, fussy cut heart and word sentiments.

And here they are in my folio.

These papers blend so well and are functional too! I love the mix of colours and patterns in this collection and really need more than one stack. I know I will use this collection over and over again.

I used:

Lisa Oxley Bright & Bold

Inspirational Words


Thank you for stopping by today and I can’t wait to share more projects with you!


2 thoughts on “A Pocket Folio by Rachel Lowe

  1. Kelly Daye says:

    Way to reach for your creative star Rachel! You put it all together with such imagination and savoir faire. I do love the idea of adding a folio to a project to tuck little bits into! Might have to try that xK

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