Journal week 2

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:

coptic bound journal

And the spine all done:

coptic journal binding

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″).

inside back cover

And this is inside the front cover:

inside 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.

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5 Responses to Journal week 2

  1. Elaine October 13, 2008 at 10:52 pm #

    Absolutely gorgeous.. I love flowers and purple!!

  2. sue b October 13, 2008 at 11:01 pm #

    Liz, this is way cool!

  3. Heather Martin October 15, 2008 at 7:59 pm #

    Your journal is beautiful and I love the very technical way you describe the products you use and the processes! I shall have to learn how to bind books properly – they look so good.

  4. pippa October 15, 2008 at 9:29 pm #

    Great journal, when does theGocco exhib. end Liz?

  5. Valeri October 20, 2008 at 7:10 pm #

    Love this journal. It looks so good. I didn’t know Lakeland did vellum. You learn something knew every day! And purple is so yummy!