|The front cover|
I have joined a new group of art journalists this year. They goal is 12 pages in 2015 and was created by Nini, HERE. I decided to "make" my journal for this instead of using one of my mix media 9 x 12 inch journals. I did use 110lb card stock for the pages so it would hold up to some light mixed media.
|starting to punch the cs for the journal|
I also decided to use a binding system I have ( one of three :O ) and some old cs for the covers.
|preparing to add the cardboard to the middle for stability|
|I use lots of glue and double sided tape to secure the cardboard to the cs.|
|covers are finished and dry, now time to design the cover|
|Gesso and modeling paste were added. Yes, it wrinkled but once it dried it stretched back flat.|
|The FUN part, getting all inky|
There is a few steps I didn't get pictures of. From here I added an other light coat of Gesso and the used Lumiere Gold Pearlescent paint. To get the textures to pop a bit, they were rubbed with Gesso and my finger....LOL
|I used sticker numbers and letters for the title|
|laying out of some words|
The start of the first page. Nini does have prompts, but only if you want to use them. For this month the prompts were: Beginnings, friends and a bonus: Washi tape! I chose all three, I was feeling up to a good challenge.......grin
Here is the finished page, colored and doodled, with some Washi tape. There are many different ways to share you journals, if you should decide to join the group. Just check out her blog HERE.
Thanks for stopping by and taking a peek at what's starting to happen here this new year.