I just realised that I haven’t put any photos of last week’s journal from Sue’s journal course up on my blog.
It is a loose leaf journal which is held together with screw posts. I bought these in November on our trip to London, meaning to use them, so I’m glad of the opportunity.
The fabric for the cover is some of the marbled fabric which I made and blogged about a couple of years ago. You can read about it here and here. I hadn’t used any so far, and these pieces are just the right size for these journals so I can see that I will be making lots now. I have cut more pieces of pelmet vilene ready but am now waiting for Joggles to send me some more Misty Fuse.
This is the front of this week’s journal:
And the back:
I put lots of different papers inside, some painted, some exotic. Here is the inside front of it:
That is either mulberry or lokta paper, can’t remember which, with leaves embedded into it.
Tonight I made a start on Journal 4, which involves painting brown paper. As usual, I mixed up too much paint so the workroom floor is now COVERED in painted paper… I think I will have enough to make several more journals! I am loving this course – all the journals are different and it means that my interest has been maintained so I haven’t fallen behind, which is what usually happens at this stage of an online course! The real test will be whether I finish the very last one – thinking back, it will be a first for me in my online course history….hmmm….
Once I have finished the preparation of the papers, I will be stuck until the Misty Fuse arrives (of course, I could go out and buy some bondaweb locally but I LOVE Misty Fuse now I’ve tried it – it is really easy to work with and to stitch into. Come on, post office, speed the MF to me ….
Oh dear, this blog entry is starting to sound like a commercial….