I have recently had surgery and am spending more time at home recovering and so I am making these mini composition journals to sell in my etsy shop and craft fairs this summer. It is a good way to take my mind into a creative place.etsy store
I am making them to fit into your purse or backpack for travel. They are very inexpensive and would make a thoughtful gift tucked into a birthday card.
I am using some of my own photographs for covers and some of my Graphic 45 papers to make little pockets and tags so that there are tuck places to keep your memories. I am also making matching paper clip place holders for these journals.
These are all wonderful small gift items at a small price in my etsy store. Come by and see the new ones that I will be making and selling this summer. They are a best buy. LDphotography etsy store
I have been playing with air dried paper clay as part of my art process for a while now. I made this steampunk art card from that clay plus metallic paints . The other theme in my work recently is making practical art. Art that can be enjoyed and used everyday in a person’s life. This journal’s cover started out as a steampunk paper clay art card with gears, metallic paints , handmade spirit face , clock and Swarovski crystals. When it was finished, it called out to me to be a cover of an art journal. I love the blues and browns that make this cover so unique.
The inside of this journal/ smash book has added envelops, tags, collages, metallic painted pages, stamped images, fold outs and many more features to surprise you. Some of the lined pages have been left alone for you to journal and some have been pasted together to support your photos and drawings.
This journal ties together with a baby blue ribbon and it has a matching blue ribbon with a metal key on the end for a bookmark. It is an exquisite piece of practical art that you can use everyday or to record the memories of a special trip.