Thursday, January 28, 2010

I made an Art Journal!

Leslie Herger, or Comfortable Shoes on Youtube, is currently running a workshop on

Last night, I finished making my first proper Art Journal, and I'm well chuffed with the result.

This is the cover I made before putting it in the flower press overnight to dry.

Because I do not have a bookbinding awl, I used this children's puncture set, and it worked a charm. We picked it up in 'Euroland' in Holland, so guess how much it cost?

I don't have a bone folder either, but last year I picked up some clay tools at a car boot sale, figuring I'd be scraping paint with them. Who knew this one would turn out to be such a great bone, well.. wood folder..

I used the pages out of a book on plants and flowers. I was going to use the book as an Art Journal, but it turned out the pages were glued instead of stitched. But that doesn't mean I can't use the papers for a brand new, hand made Art Journal, right?

And now the pages are stitched!

Now do I like this side....

..or maybe this side?

Thursday, January 21, 2010

Please, keep a journal

A lovely video I just had to share with you on keeping a journal, whether it is a written one, or an art journal.