As I said in yesterday’s blog post, the first journal was made in preparation for making a house journal in the same style. I didn’t have any suitable fabric for this, so I decided to print some. I had a number of gocco screens based on bricks and houses – it seems to be a particular theme of mine at the moment.
I used some rust dyed fabric again (silk dupion) and overprinted the bottom part of this fabric with a gocco screen made from a photo of Beaumaris Prison in Anglesey and the top from a screen of a close up of the bricks on a building.
As usual, I couldn’t just stop there, could I? I also printed these fabrics:
I also printed some paper (previously decorated with paints and other screens) to go inside the journal. This is A4 size, by the way, although the pink fabric above is about a metre long – this illustrates the problems of showing the scale of photos on blogs!
Here is the journal cover before the signatures were added:
And with the pages inside: