More Journalmaking

Remember I did an online course in making journals with Sue Bleiweiss a few months ago?  Well, I’m now doing her follow on course.  And it is great fun.  I’m finding that it is inspiring me to use my screenprinted fabric rather than feeling it is too precious to cut into it.    And it is making me want to get on and screenprint more! 

This week we made a zigzag book folded in three – well, we made one to practise getting the technique right and another in the shape of a house. 

I decided to use this fabric which I gocco printed a few months ago, mainly because it was the right length for the project!

gocco printed fabric with image of a girl on

The only problem was, for it to be long enough, I had to do something with that splodge at the left hand side where I dropped some paint on the fabric!  So I got the same screen and printed it over the splodge in black.  I thought it came out quite well…

printed fabric

That’s the back page of the journal.  I actually printed it after making the cover, which was a bit rash!  But it worked okay.  I thought it made it look a bit mysterious.

Trouble was, once I started printing I had to keep going and use up all the paint, didn’t I?!

printed rust dyed fabric

This is some rust dyed fabric which I overprinted.  I also printed on this watercolour paper on which I’d previously printed Rouen Cathedral!

person plus rouen cathedral

Here is the book cover finished:

book cover          inside of book cover

And here it is with the signatures sewn in.  I haven’t put any fancy pockets, tags or closures yet.  I probably will, but today the second lesson comes out!! 



I made the house journal too – more pics to come in the next post!

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5 Responses to More Journalmaking

  1. melissa October 3, 2008 at 3:34 pm #

    hi liz!
    i love your journal. It is so great to get to meet you and enjoy your work! I am having a great time in Sue’s class.
    🙂 melissa

  2. jordi October 3, 2008 at 4:22 pm #

    Glad you are taking the second class, I enjoyed the first one, but am just not enough of a sewer to make these in fabric when I can whip them up in paper.. sigh..

  3. Deborah October 3, 2008 at 6:03 pm #

    Wow. I just love it. So much texture and variety.

  4. Judy Nolan October 3, 2008 at 6:52 pm #

    Oh, how fun, Liz! I love how you got carried away with the printing.

  5. Nancy P October 6, 2008 at 4:49 pm #

    Liz, got to your blog via Sue B’s online class and wow am I impressed. Your creativity, amazing.
    You have inspired me.