To ring in the New Year I have decided to start blogging again. Maybe not every day, but I’m hoping for at least once a week. I’m taking several classes, so I should have plenty of art to share with you.
First up is the latest journal I made. I took an online class with Kelley Walker called Monoprint Bound. She taught us how to make prints with my absolute favorite tool, the Gelli Arts Gel Printing Plate, then make journals using some of those prints. I made TONS of prints and then used some of them for the covers of my new journal. I used a variation of Kelley’s longstitch…because I already had pages punched with four holes and she used six. But I made it work! I hope you like it. (You can click on the images to enlarge them.)
Here’s the Front Cover…
the whole outside of the journal, open….
the back cover…
inside front cover….
and the inside back.
I’m super happy with it. It’s always fun learning a new binding technique. I loved using my own prints for the covers. The little beady dangles on the spine really tickle my fancy!