Monday, March 7, 2011

Visual Journal

this weekend i went MIA.  i totally unplugged myself from the internet, blogging, facebooking world.  and it felt great.  i was so much more productive and creative than i have in a long time.

i actually managed to create two handmade journal from two sheets of 22' by 30' windsor and newton, 140lb, hot pressed, watercolour papers.  I used the Teesha Moore 'amazing 16 page journal' technique on her blog to make it. 

i then went on to make mone more journal using the same stitching technique, with my Fabriano artistico, cold pressed, 140lb watercolour paper.  boy, i was on a roll.

i then used that last journal and decided it was going to be my visual journal.  and got right to the cutting and pasting.  it's funny... you start by cutting out things that resonate with you, and you don't really know how the heck or why the heck you cut them out, but you just know... then when it's time to glue, it's funny how the pieces you picked to cut out just seem to fit!  it was like i was on automatic pilot and each piece knew where they should be.  it was the most fun ever. 

here are some WIP pages.  i have yet to work on them, with writing, quotes, etc...  but thought i'd show them anyway:

(front cover)

(back cover)

(inside pages)

journaling and quotes will hopefully happen tonight.

what's your favorite binding stitch?  do you know a fast and easy way to bind journals?  i would love to hear about it.  if you have a link to youtube or your blog, please share. 

have a great week,

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