Tuesday 26 January 2010

Junque Journal

I signed up to do the Art Journal Caravan and on the forum discovered a link to some videos on YouTube on how to make a Junque Journal.

So here is my Junque Journal made from a notebook, some scrapbooking papers I was never going to use on a layout and some distress inks.   In the supermarket today I found the excellent mini foldback clips and the paper clips shaped like hands and feet.

So here's the cover and what it looks like from the outside:

And now some of the pages inside:

The Junque Journal is for keeping all sorts of bits and pieces that you want to keep but aren't really for display.   It's about the things we collect that remind us of events or activities in our lives.

Wednesday 13 January 2010

Wreck this Journal

A very bemused Roger bought me this book for Christmas.   I hate writing in or on books ~ to the extent that if I lend a book to someone I can only write my name in pencil.   When I was doing 'A' level English Lit. I had to buy two copies of the T.S. Eliot book of poems - one to write notes on and the other one to read.

So this book is a real creative challenge.  Here are some of the pages I've done so far.

And then around the edge:

Monday 11 January 2010

Calendar Art Journal

I love this idea of making an Art Journal page for a whole month with each small square being an entry for a day.   I found it here on Jill's blog and here on Kate's page.

So I thought I would do a Journal for the whole year in this sketchbook.  I'm hoping to do individual pages about key things in between the monthly calendar pages.   Here's the title page.