Saturday, May 29, 2010

art journal

I made an art journal last night. I love making art journals. I love to add little surprises, like pockets that hold ATC's, and I'll tip-in a tag or two. The process for me is much like making an altered book. The differences are that I construct the journal- I have a wonderful zutter binding machine, and I use blank watercolor paper so that it's a usable art journal when it's completed.

As I have several art journals in use at the moment, I plan on listing this one on my etsy shop. If you are interested in it, email me. The overall size is 5" x 7". The 140# rough watercolor paper is a little smaller than 5" x 7". There are 13 pages of watercolor paper (26 if you use both sides), a pocket with one handmade ATC and colorful 'art tickets'. I also added one beautiful tag and two accordion pages that each have two flaps. Each flap has four (2 on each side) original mini-collages- eight in total. The front and back covers are all original collages, both inside and outside.

It's a great art journal that has artwork incorporated into it. It would make a wonderful gift for an artist friend, or a journal for yourself to start your own art journal! It's a labor of love for me to make my art journals.

Please email me for more information if you are interested in purchasing my latest art journal.

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