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Sunday, April 21, 2013

Inspiration to finish a project

I'm going overseas for a holiday in a few weeks, and I decided when we booked the trip, that I would bind a book to take with me as my junk/travel/art book.

I have used watercolouring paper for the pages, which I folded in half and then hand stitched together.  The album has a wrap around cover, giving me plenty of room to add things as I go, it is made from calico and lots and lots of gesso, which gave it a leathery feeling once it dried, and that did take some time.

I've used all sorts of paint, ink, pastels etc to embellish the cover, from some very old hobbytex paints
 ( haven't used them for about 15 years - but most were still OK, some needed thinning), through to glitter.  There are elements made of paper, chipboard, material, some die cuts, hand drawn pieces and so the list goes on. Would not have been possible without my trusty Modge Podge.

I had come to a stand still and knew it had to be finished, which I did this weekend Yeah!! thanks to these 3 challenges that got me going again.

CDAC Progressive Freebies - Hawaiin Girl (my last image for this series)
The Paper Shelter - Make it Bloom Challenge
Simons Says -  Travel Challenge.

I have created this page with The Hawaiin Girl from Back to Paper and placed her in a garden of tropical blooms.

 Back of Journal
Journal Closed

A couple of pages with some colour to get me start on the plane


Lynnel Lynch said...

Fancy....what a wonderful idea. Sounds like a a great trip you have planed. Your background papers are perfectly colored. Love all the tropical flowers on the front cover.
Have a great trip.
Thanks for sharing, and playing with us at CDAC Progressive Freebie Challenges
CDAC DT Member

Unknown said...

Lovely journal! I'm definitely jealous of your trip! Have a great time and tell us all about it when you get back. Thank you so much for playing the CDAC Progressive Challenges
CDAC DT Member
A Look Through My Eyes

Laurel Beard said...

My goodness. This is a great idea!!!! Love all the colors..
Thanks so much for joining us at the Simon Says Stamp challenge!

Lori Aragon said...

Lots and lots of beautiful blooms on this GORGEOUS art journal! Have a wonderful trip :) Thanks so much for sharing your creative ideas with us at The Paper Shelter's Make it Bloom Challenge this week. When you return from your trip, come back and play again :)
Love and blessings, Lori

Joey said...

Hiya, your journal looks fabulous, thanks for joining us at The Paper Shelter. Joey x

debby4000 said...

Fabulous journal cover,love the colours.

Thank you for joining us at Simon Says Stamp challenge.