SMALL JOURNAL TUTORIAL

New Season of Get Messy Artjournal is coming in a couple days. I thought I'd make a little watercolor journal for this season. I didn't find a book with pictures to alter so I made my own!


I took some watercolor sheets.



 Folded them.


Looked for some fun cover.


I found those two postcards from a cool jewelry shop in NYC.


Covered them with gesso.


Then I played a bit with texture paste.


 And let them dry.


 I made holes in the watercolor paper for the bidning.


Got a piece of cloth.


I glued it into the covers. I also played a bit with beads because it took ages for the texture paste to dry!


Then I bound my paper signature with the cover. And here's a little journal!


 Not sure which cover is going to be the front!





6 comments:

  1. Lovely! Did you put the thread of the binding through the beads too?

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    1. Thank you!Yes I put the thread through everything together, signature+cloth+beads. You can't really see it because it's black too. But it's there! :)

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  2. Very nice. Just a few pages?

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    1. Thank you! Only 6 pages .. I'll see how it works for 6 weeks of Getmessy prompts!

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  3. This is so beautiful and small! I love it. Can't wait to see your pages next season :)

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    1. Thank you Torrie! I wonder if 6 pages will works for 6 weeks of prompts! :) I doubt it!

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