Groan. Where do the days fly to? I finished last week’s journal on Thursday but have only just got round to downloading the pics from my camera. I went to Bristol on Saturday and saw a cool Gocco exhibition in the Here Gallery – called Even Dwarves Started Small. The weather was glorious. I had tea in a fantastic cafe called the Boston Tea Party and was sitting out in the garden at the back.
This week’s journal was a coptic bound one, and I decided to cover the outside boards with some sticky foil stuff which I have. I then decorated it with various layers to knock back the shine – some black gesso, stamping, 3D painty stuff, more 3D metallic painty stuff and more 3D painty stuff on top of that!! Very precise today, aren’t I?!
Here is the top ready to be bound:
And the spine all done:
Outside each signature I have used this vellum with flowers on it that I got from Lakeland Limited. (The journal, by the way, is very small – only about 3″ by 4″).
And this is inside the front cover:
Here it is standing up on my ironing board!
It is quite a different style for me but I enjoyed playing around with the various layers.