I sold my last journal on Etsy and have been busy putting another one together.
How my Journals evolve
It almost becomes an obsession, snipping fabric patches, matching colours, hand stitching and then finding papers with colours to compliment the fabrics. I usually spend a day just decorating the papers, this usually gives me enough pages for around four journals. I also make other pages from recycled books, hand made papers, cartridge or water colour papers that I've decorated, anything that might add interest. The journals seem to take on a mind of their own as I sew scraps shaped into trees or flowers. Old envelopes become backgrounds for my hand drawn graphics. Paint swatch names match colours and themes. Buttons adorn the pages, old dyed doilies become pages in their own right. Prints of my art are often stitched to fabric, broken jewellery may also find a place on a page, the layers just keep building up until they finally scream STOP .
The whole thing is then bound into a cover which I've also created from fabric or my hand made felt, they are then ready to go out into the world and take on someone else's creative process.
Gosh I've rabbited on a bit.
this page is all hand stitched
hand dyed fabric, lace and doily.
decorated papers, hand drawn graphics on recycled envelopes
the cover in progress, the poppy seed head is sun printed and hand and machine stitched
the pages ready to be sewn into the cover when it's finished.
this journal will be a smaller one with a single signature
Again thanks for visiting and for your lovely comments.
I now have a special Facebook page that shows my work HERE. I would really appreciate it
if you might check it out and tick 'like', it helps promote my work.
A big THANK YOU in anticipation.
Wishing you all a
Wonderful Festive Season
and please take care.