As the last page of my current Art Journal is in sight (just three more spreads to go!) I was thinking of a new book. As much as I liked the tiny journal before this one, a new one would have to be roughly the same size as the current journal, but maybe not using pages out of an old book like the one I'm using now...
And then I found myself doodling on an envelope. And then I decided to test out different pens and crayons...
So that made me decide to make a book out of brown envelopes. Yay! I folded five envelopes into a signature, and figured three signatures would work best.
Using cardboard and an old T-shirt for cover and spine:
More envelopes for the cover:
And then the cover was done!
Making holes in the spine
Using my trusty dental floss to bind it all:
A very simple out hole 2, in hole 1, over to hole 3, back into hole 2 binding..
And then it was done! A nice size brand new Art Journal!
Just three more spreads to go! I am still thinking of making this new one more sketchbook-y... the brown of the envelopes is perfect for it. The cover still needs some work, and maybe a layer or matt medium to protect it because it's now just paper, but I'm not going to worry about that just yet. Need to finish my current Journal first and then I get to play in this one!