Making a new Art journal

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So, I’ve been totally inspired to get back into my Mixed Media and finish off my Junelle Jacobsen workshop since I tidied my desk up. Part of that tidy up was finding a new use for this 5 year old diary that I had been humming and hawing over for, well, 4 years! I hardly used it back in 2007 – it was too big to carry around with me, and I’m more a calendar sort of person anyway. But it was soo beautiful.

Art Journal Diary Cover
Art Journal Diary Cover

Look at that lovely green cloth cover.

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Bonus – it’s spiral bound so pages will lie flat.

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Every month is started off with a gorgeous flower photo on a card divider, and every second page has a wonderful quote on it.

So, I decided I had to make an Art Journal out of it. I cut out excess pages, and ones that I didn’t like the quote on. Art quotes – yes please! Fashion, not so much. Then all I had to do was mod podge every 2 pages together, and then gesso on both sides. Useful tedious work for all the mind-numbing hot days we have had lately.

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I’m not quite finished, but there’s plenty of pages for me to get started on now!

Edited-0361I think Pablo Picasso put it beautifully — “Painting is just another way of keeping a Diary”

Well, as a Diary keeper I didn’t do too well…. but hopefully it’s rebirth as an art journal is at least a way of making up to it!

 Happy Crafting - Cassie.

One Response

  1. grannysmiff

    Your Art Journal looks very good but I’m wondering how you stop the glued pages from crinkling up? Your glued pages look very flat indeed. Good job :o)

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