Tuesday, February 14, 2012

Art Journaling - covers and calendars


One of my February short-term goals was to work on my new art journal.  I wanted to do something to the cover, but wasn't sure what.  First of all, I took some ribbons and tied them around the spine of the journal - it helps to keep the book together.  Then I tied one fancy ribbon around the book to help keep it closed.


One of my Etsy friends also bought a composition book but wasn't sure how to embellish it.  I told her to take some markers and color in the lines, or get some decorative tape, and put it all over the cover.

Then I sat down, and did exactly what I told her to do!  I took out some of my washi tape and followed the stripes on the cover.  Next I stuck on the year, using self-adhesive numbers and my STORYBEADER name.

I just didn't like how my name turned out, after I marked all over the letters.  So I took them off.  And now you can see their outline.  Surprise!  I wasn't planning on that, but am pleased with the outcome!  That's one of my favorite things about an art journal - things don't have to be planned.  


I also started my calendar.  It's hard to believe it's almost the middle of the month already! I like the calendar idea because I'm always sure to write and/or draw something in my journal, every day!  Thanks Moira!

10 comments:

Love, Yesterdays said...

Oh my goodness...I love that calendar! So cool!

Nancy said...

Awesome! I agree- sometimes the best ideas come from what wasn't the original plan! And I think what you said about using a calendar to make sure you draw every day is such a great point!

Erika, Artful Rising said...

I like the way the name came out. It is great because it was not planned.

Erika

EG Wow said...

It really IS hard to believe it
s already the middle of February!

Rose said...

I love the letter outline! The daily calendar is a fun idea. Halfway through the month is crazy. When did that happen?!

Janet Bocciardi said...

Oh I like the calendar idea! A visual journal entry... am thinking I'd like to get back to journaling and a fun way to do that would be to do it with a calendar! Express how you're feeling with color, etc. Love how your journal came out!

BeadedTail said...

That turned out great Deb! I'll for sure have to try that! The composition books I got have colored stripes on them so they aren't black and white but they are very dull so I do need to dood them up!

Kathleen said...

Very fun - I really like the way the letters turned out, too. Looking really neat!

memoriesforlifescrapbooks said...

Your cover looks great and I love the calendar pages! What fun!

Judy Nolan said...

Looks like you are going to end up with a shelf filled with art journals! This method of journaling really seems to work for you, Deb.

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