I just love Graphic 45 paper. It always inspires me to create new and beautiful art journals. This is one that I just completed using the paper called A Ladies’ Diary.
I made this journal using large book binding rings so additional pages can be added. It started as a vintage map atlas book that I took apart so I could use the covers. After a lot of gesso, texture paste and spray paint I got to add the fun stuff. So the crystals, feathers, ribbon roses and chain with charm all came next.
It has 41 pages that have been handmade using paper, cards and images from the Ladies Diary paper package and my vintage papers. I really enjoyed making this journal and hope that someone special gets to use it. So please enjoy these pictures and you might get some cool ideas for your own journals. If you have any questions or comments just leave them below.
My sister is off on a big adventure to South America this summer and I made this mixed media journal for her to record all of her experiences. I made it with lots of pockets and tags. Hope you enjoy these photos of it and it might give you some ideas for your own work. If you have any questions , just ask.
I have made this wine journal for my dear sister Cathie for her birthday. She and her husband love to wine taste and I thought that this handmade diary would be a perfect gift.
I covered a 5×7 paper notebook with maroon designer paper. Before covering I had used clear heavy gel through a stencil to embellish the front cover and rubbed gold acrylic paint to highlight the design. I also purchase some wine dimensional stickers from Michaels and glued them on to the cover. Finally, I used some silver holographic duct tape that I got at the Dollar tree to cover the spine of the book.
Here is a close up of the journal with the elastic tie and a journal charm that I made to keep it together.I made the Wine tasting notes on my computer and resized the image down so that it would fit the pages in the journal. Behind each tasting page is a page envelop to keep any information behind the form.
I stamped and cut out some wine embellishment to put inside the notebook and added some journal stickers to dress up the pages.This wine journal is simple and not hard to make but it is a heartfelt handmade gift for a dear sister.
For the last two years I have started to seriously journal and smash at least once a week. You would not think that is so hard to do but finding the time and inspiration is sometimes difficult. Here is the cover of the new journal that I just finished I made a digital photo background on PSE then I added some tissue paper to make some layers on the bottom. I added wood cutouts of people to represent my family, gears, stars and the year 2014. I painted all of them. The clock is a metal embellishment and then I put Swarovski crystals to make the cover sparkle. I put the collage on a piece of vintage paper and added a Graphic 45 ruler on the bottom. The title of the journal is “2014 ; a year for change and travel”. We shall see what it brings. I will try to document the pages here in my blog. Good luck to you and your families this year.e
This is a new experience for me and I am trying to get used to the idea of putting my thoughts, ideas and art work out there on the net. I have been working on a new technique using air dried paper clay. I do art therapy with children in my psychology practice and we have come up with some fun ideas. One that I made at home was this art trading card called Spirit God. It is made with a base of paper clay and then painted with metallic lumiere paint. I added a paper clay primitive face that I made in the top corner . The finishing touches were the Swarovski crystals that make the entire card sparkle. I added this card to the cover of a mini art journal . It is simple but effective, just what i like in my art work.
I will be making another card like this and will post it as a tutorial next time. Happy creating.