I signed up for the free workshop "Woman Unleashed" run by Amber DivaDawn Bonnici and have already watched the introductory video. So while I'm waiting for Dec, 20 for the workshop to start I have purchased a Fabriano EccoQua blanck journal which is 8.25 in. by 11.7 in. and worked on decorating the cover. I started with a Gellie print background which you can see in this post. Next I traced around a silhouette mask I found in a magazine and painted with black and white acrylic paint which I loosely mixed on my palette. I used a cardboard tube to stamp a few more black circles on the page. The title is an outline font which is painted with acrylic paint and some of the journaling is computer generated. Fly is rubber stamped and coloured with Twistables Fun Effects crayons. Several other stamps were used and the circle border was coloured with Aquacolor crayons and blended with a water brush. I bordered the paper with black acrylic, made torn edges and used decoupage medium to glue the finished design to my journal cover. I have tied three pieces of Boutique hand spun silk sari yarn to the spine to help reinforce the binding.
Here are 3 more handmade books I made I July. All the book covers are painted watercolour paper and the pages in the first book are painted mixed media paper. The second book has some printer clean-up paper for some of the pages. The fibre is place along the score line and the pages are glued together to make a double thick page. The pages are then stacked together and the fibres tied to the next set until all are joined. For the third book I wondered "what If I stitched through the pages" so I tried that and then tied the pages together as with the first 2 books, but this time only the covers are painted watercolour paper and the rest of the pages are printers clean-up paper and are not glued together.