I want to thank everyone for leaving such lovely comments on my Maja Design projects! And before I announce my blog give-away winner….I would like to share an art journal page I created, “It’s Go Time.”
This is the first complete art journal page I created in my hand-made art journal.
I created this art journal from an 18 x 24 watercolor paper pad (I like to use watercolor paper because of it’s thickness, and because of all the wet media I like to use in my art journals) ….I tore out the pages….folded them in half… & punched holes in the center of each page, so I could sew them together.
In between the pages, I added “signatures” – various ephemera, such as a time card, a large envelop, a map page.
To create the front and back cover, I simply decoupaged some beautiful paper napkins (yes, I said napkins) onto the front and back sides of my sewn together journal.
I used my big bite to punch the holes into the centers of the folded paper.
I used some heavy-duty thread-like rope that I had to sew the pages together, creating the binding.
Above, is a photo of the center of the book, showing the stitching.
Above, you can see the frayed edges of the pages, since I tore them out of a watercolor paper pad. If this bothers you, you could easily trim off the frayed edges. Personally, I like the way it looks, so I didn’t mess with trimming the sides.
And above is the center pages….(I started in the center)…. showing a finished page on the left, and one just started on the right.
This was a very easy process. So, if you have been thinking about giving a hand-made book a try, I highly encourage it.
And NOW, without further ado, my blog give-away winner, randomly drawn from a hat 🙂 , is
February 23rd, 2013 at 6:42 pm e Sharon Says:
OK, you certainly don’t make it easy to pick one, because I can honestly say that they are all my favorite in their own special ways. You have created masterpieces here, Nancy. If I had to pick just one, I would go with that amazing sun canvas that tells that grey skies are gonna clear up!!! Or the lamp shade. . . ok . . . I will pick the sun canvas! Thanks so much, Nancy for having this giveaway, too. It’s been much too long since I have visited your blog!!!!
Congratulations Sharon!!! Please let me know where you would like your gift certificate, so that I can get it sent to you pronto!!! 🙂
Have a great weekend everybody!!!! and thanks for looking!!!!