It rained all day today so I spent most of the WHOLE day working in one of my journals. I should be working instead on the lessons for the on-line classes that I am taking: 21 Secrets, Mermaid Circus and Letter Love 201. If I don't, they will expire (except for Letter Love which is open forever) before I get to complete them but you know how it is when you have an idea for a journal page in your head and you just have to get it down on paper....well here is the result of my play day!
A collage embellished using acrylic paints and paint pens.
I just completed Roben-Marie Smith's "Baby Got Back To Back" class which is part of the on-line class 21 Secrets. In the class Roben-Marie taught us how to make this darling double-sided journal from a gift bag with a raffia handle. My journal was made from a recycled Starbuck's gift bag but you could use any gift bag really as the bag is completely covered with torn paper or ephemera.
This project is aptly named "Baby Got Back To Back" because the journal actually has pages on one side and then flips open to the other side where there is a second journal.
You can see from the pictures that I stitched elastic to the front inside cover to hold a pen, pencil and water brush and I stitched a lace pocket to the inside back cover to hold erasers. paper stumps. etc. Perfect for a friend who loves to draw Zentangles on the go. It has everything that she needs to take her journaling with her including a handle for carrying....or to hang on a doorknob at home where it awaits the next excursion.