I have had a pleasure creating my own journal this past week!
I have always wanted to make one from start to finish!
I began with some scrapes of quilt I had dyed ages ago...lovely colors that make me smile...
My inspiration came from a class I have been taking with Misty Mawn...
she is a sweet, very creative woman.
I adore her, and her classes.
I had made a few small bound books before...but had not felt so free to create a journal from scratch!
Misty has a class on creating a journal (as well as many other classes)
And her class really gave me confidence that I could make one!
(and just so you know, the steps I show here are not from her class, just my playing around)
And I will admit, I fudged it, and went along and just made it...
without really thinking or following instructions!!!
( I do think Misty would like that! Lol!)
Gosh it is fun to play!
I painted the two layer piece of fabric with gesso, hoping to toughen up the spine...
I created 4 signatures in hopes that I will have enough pages to express on...
Then I did sewing of sorts to get each signature tight to the spine.
I am hoping my sewing will hold strong!
Embroidery is not really in my repertoire...but I gave it a go, it looks pretty 60's ish to me...
but hey, that is part of my childhood...I guess it came out here : )
Some projects are just so enJoyable!
Now to be brave and face the first white blank page...take out my gesso, papers,
images, paints and stamps and start my journey : )
How is your creative week end going?
I have had some issues lately getting on to some of your blogs.
Sometimes it says I need to have permission?
I think it may have to do with Google +
Have any of you had this issue?