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!
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…
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?!
This is some rust dyed fabric which I overprinted. I also printed on this watercolour paper on which I’d previously printed Rouen Cathedral!
Here is the book cover finished:
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!