Anyone who reads my blog knows that I have a love of handmade books and journals. Here are two I made recently that are based on Mary Ann Moss's Remains of the Day Journal with a bit of influence from Karen Grunberg who used Mary Ann's journal for her December Daily project. (Check out Karen's blog post HERE to see photos and a video of her journal.) This first journal has a canvas cover with scraps of fabrics sewn on.
This is a picture of the entire cover opened up. You can also see the sewn in signatures from this view.
Here are the inside pages made from patterned paper. Some of them have pockets that will be perfect for tucking things in.
One problem I ran into with this journal was in making the spine too small to accommodate all the pages I wanted to use, so that meant that I needed to make a second journal, of course!!!
Here's my second version. This canvas cover I painted first with gesso, and then with washes of acrylic paints.
It opens the same way. Not sure yet if I'll decorate the cover further....we'll see.....
These inner pages are also a mix of patterned paper and I've added washi tape in some areas. I think I'm going to have lots of fun filling the pages :-)