I again embarked last month on an art journal every day. I usually try to work on some type of art – whether it’s working on paper or cloth every day, but I love the discipline of a page a day in my art journal.
Because I am a journal writer and want to make sure I check in with myself every day, each page included the weather (sunny, cloudy etc), how I was feeling that day, and something I was thankful for. Some days did include what was going on that day. Other pages were just different techniques I wanted to try.
So here are some of the pages from my August art journal. I made the outside cover from one of my paint cloths. For the inside of the cover I used a piece of my snow-dyed fabric. I added batting between the two fabrics and then did some free-motion stitching. That helped to make the cover more sturdy. I think next time I’ll make the cover using a stiff interfacing or even felt, instead of the batting.
To prevent paint from getting on the cover, I attached it to the pages after they were all completed.
I’ll blog more about Ocean Woman later!
Here’s my Summer stencil page I blogged about the other day.
What great fun! As I mentioned before, I love the discipline of making a page a day. Thanks for dropping by to see my art journal.
Nice journal Lynda and a great cover! May I suggest using fusible such as wonder under on both sides of your batting or the two fabrics that will enfold the batting? That will help give it more stiffness too. Decor Bond is another fusible interfacing used in draperies…but I think the batting is still a good idea…gives it some softness and the fusible will give it structure.
If you want a fairly stiff cover, I would use Fast2Fuse interfacing…it is stiff and fusible on both sides of it. I use it in all my atc cards or postcards…anything that I want to zigzag the edges on.
Kathy, Thanks! I will try those next time. Once I had already put it together I realized it was way too soft. The stitching helped which I would have done anyway, but really needed something stiffer but not so stiff that it’s like cardboard. Thanks again. Lynda
If you want to stiffen it some now that it is already put together why don’t you try brushing some matte medium over it? That should make it more stiff.