I love transforming a plain spiral notebook into a beautiful mixed media journal. Here is the blank spiral notebook that I started with. This is what the end product looked like.
I created this by taking the book apart and gluing several pages together to make the pages strong enough for the art and embellishments that I put in the inside. I was using Graphic 45 paper; Fairie Dust for some of the illustrations. Most of the painted pages were created by using metallic paints. I made the envelops, decorated paper clips and tags.
The covers were made by using several coats of white gesso, then using stencils and modeling paste to make the base of the covers. When making this journal I also used embellishments that I made out of air dried clay, a wooden hummingbird and dragonfly, lace and a vellum picture frame. I used Dylusions spray paints to paint everything and then added Swarovski crystals and metal dots. I included 11 blank pages for writing in the journal. I made a 3 strand jeweled dangle for the top corner of the cover.Then I punched holes and added two book rings to bind the journal together. I like book rings for journals because you can open them up and add new pages or move the pages around. I decorated the rings with yarn and fibers. And that is the completed journal.It is on sale in my etsy store; https://www.etsy.com/listing/753986042/handmade-journal-junk-journaltravel?ref=shop_home_active_1
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