Decided I didn't like the journal cover made from fabric - and anyway bits had dropped off it - so set to making another. I wanted a loose leaf format (not sure why) so this is the result, made in my new favourite duck-egg blue colour (the bathroom is gonna get the same treatment shortly)! These papers are from Basic Grey's Marrakesh range - absolutely delicious. I added metal corners and one of the Tim Holtz frames I've been saving for something special ... well they're too expensive to just waste aren't they??
And this is the inside with my first page in place - working on another one now, which I will be putting up soon. I still like this one and feel I've discovered something really important in my new enthusiasm for keeping an art journal ... have already decided that the next one will be BIGGER! At 4.5 x 6" these pages are already feeling much too small.
I made the book below as a gift for our American friends who were our hosts for part of our trip to Virginia in May. I had a lot of fun making it, and it celebrates their ancient links with the "mother country" and its aristocracy, and has all sorts of Royal paraphernalia inside ... hence the brass crown on the front which I antiqued with chalk inks, and the key which got the treatment with mixed metallic embossing powders.