As ever another messy desk but a busy one. I’ve been bookmaking again today – but bigger! Fighting the blank page demons; I decided to make my own Art Journal. It means I’ve used all sorts of bits of paper that were lying around including a photo taken and printed by Brian – some paper I decorated myself – a few scrap-booking papers and a bit of board left over from another project.
I’ve used some papercloth I made a while ago to cover it and at some point I’m going to add more decoration. Because the papers come in different colours as do the hinges – there is already a stripy look happening on each spread; which I love. So I can either use that as inspiration – or gesso over the top. And as I’ve used hinges it means there are natural spacers between the pages and I can make my journalling as lumpy and bumpy as I like!! Here are a few closer shots – I love the chain stitch effect you get with coptic binding.
A couple of pictures of the inside pages.
If anyone would like more details about how it was done – let me know – or if you’d like me to make a bespoke Art Journal for you. I now just need to fill this one!