So I took an existing book and painted the cover and I started distressing and painting the pages for my journal -
However I can't believe I have been neglecting my posting - so now it is catching up time.
I started my journal and I am stepping out of my comfort zone, but it will be great! I wasn't planning a theme, but it seems to be containing thoughts and ideas for Halloween -
When I took the old book to transform it, the first step was the hardest, but once I started I couldn't take it back and it was completely therapeutic! I like the one I picked because it is a comfortable size to carry around with me, which is what I wanted out of my jouranl. By picking a bound book I can not add more pages, and it is a smaller sized book, but I have an idea on how I am going to work that in. I have glued in extra long paper and fold it in to create a fold out page for more information. This is so much fun!
I am doing this in watercolors, I felt it would hold up on the pages better. I have glued some pages together to make them more sturdy, but I don't want to end up using too heavy of a paint and having the page fall completely apart. I do have a problem going right over the text, that I keep gluing distressed blank pages on top of the text - I will try to have the text peek through I promise, but it has been hard. It has also been hard getting back into being artsy, I haven't painted in a long time, so I did simple backgrounds with pictures I had found that remind me of Halloween or inspire me for something. I am also doodling and writing down ideas. Thanks for visiting!