Wednesday, August 05, 2009

Journaling Days

I thought I would share a peek at a new journal I am working on. I made this one myself using fabric, book board, and watercolor paper signatures. It's still a work in progress as I want to add some embroidery and other embellishments to the quilted cover. All the pages are at various stages of incompleteness and still have a lot more work to be done on them, not to mention the most important component - the journaling!!!
The page above shows the beginning of a technique I learned from Pam Garrison using vintage wallpaper and Copic markers to extend the wallpaper design on the journal page. Still lots to do on this page.
I used some heart and hand masks and Glimmer Mist sprays on the right page.
Watercolors and doodling.

More watercolors, masking and Glimmer Mists.
Lots of washes of color to fill in with journaling later.
While we were at our cottage last week, I picked up a few new ready-made journals to jot down notes, thoughts and ideas. I have such a weakness for notebooks and journals. I can't seem to resist when I see a new one. The top one features a favorite quote of mine from the SHE book on the cover and I see that Cerri just listed some of these journals in her Little Pink Boutique here. The middle one is a blank journal from the talented Kelli Rae Roberts. Her drawings are always so full of whimsey. The bottom composition book-type journal, with the blue & green color palette, bird cage and another wonderful quote, just called out to me. It's available from Live-Inspired here. Happy journaling!


Juanita said...

Your journal is B-E-A-U-T-I-F-U-L!
I'm finally easing into the idea of creating pages in stages and journaling whenever. You inspire me!

Lori said...

Jeanne, that is SO pretty!!! i love how soft your painting is...and those little birds are just precious!!!

PJ said...

LUV peeking into other peoples journals ;) like the little bubble areas..

Patricia said...

Your journal is just beautiful.

Jen Kershner said...

Your journal is perfection! It can be such an obsession, can't it?

natalea said...

I'm a sucker for any journals too! I've been doing a lot of art journaling and it becomes so addicting. I love your pages...have fun with them! Happy Summer Jeanne!
xo natalea

Donna Layton said...

Your pages look so pretty! I've been thinking of you all summer because I've been messing with Copics for the past 2 months. I'm head over heals in love:) Wish that class you took would be offered around here. I kinda doubt it will happen though.

Connie said...

Gorgeous journal, Jeanne! Beautiful work. I've got to start on a journal soon~

Cindy (JunqueArt) said...

Love love love your pages and the journal cover!!!

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