I just finished making this stunning art or travel journal yesterday. It took me about a week to make this journal from an old book. First I thinned out the pages from the book and then I glued 4 pages together to make a thicker substrate for the gesso and then the metallic paints. I made tip out pages, envelops and tags, a small secret book from the decorator paper.
The cover is a work of art. I made the wings, clock and key from paper clay and painted them with metallic paints. I added raspberry rhinestones, Swarovski crystals and pearl buttons to the cover. There is a metal clock on top of the clay clock. I fussy cut a lady from the Graphic 45 paper and added lots of crystals to her dress. I sealed everything with varnish and covered the spine of the book with purple decorator tape. And I dusted the entire cover in diamond dust.
It is 7.5 x 5 inches and 3 inches thick. It closes with white satin ribbons so you can expand it when you put your photos and journaling into it. I feel like it is the best work I have done so far.
Thanks for looking. If you have any questions, please ask in the comments below.
It is currently on sale in my Etsy store