I've been wanting to make my own journal for awhile now so IMT's 'gratitude' prompt and Thanksgiving were the nudge I needed.
The inspiration for this handmade journal was a great tutorial from artist Judy Wise - I love Judy's style and 'go for it' attitude! She's always so generous with sharing her techniques and journal spreads too.
This particular journal is made from grocery paper bags and bound with a coptic stitch (not sure I did that part completely right, but for the most part it's put together ok!) I love how crinkly and textured the surface is and that it's sturdy enough to 'play' in :) I think it will be a great place to sketch out ideas and also to try out my handcarved stamps. I also LOVE the colors in the fabric swatch that I used as a wrap for the cover and had a lot of fun embellishing it.
I have so many things to be thankful for and really have so much when many in the world do not, a very humbling thought to me...
Wishing you all a very Happy Thanksgiving!
thank you for 10 years!!
2 weeks ago