I made a journal. I made a journal. I made a journal!! And if you're saying "la de freakin dah" -then you have either never made a journal or you are way into the book-binding passion and not impressed or..... your JEALOUS!!! But for me- it was like -ähhhhhhh- I have arrived on a new exotic island with the most precious fruit available and I am gorging myself!
When I went to Artful Journey in California, my new found friend, Amy Krueger, walked out after the second day with her first journal and my jaw dropped! WHAT!!!! HOW!!!!! I had never seen such beautiful texture and paint and it was her very own journal. I just had to hold it and try not to drool on it. I didn't take that class. But when I got home, I went straight to her instructor's, Albie Smith's blog, and LO!! the generosity of this artist! She listed her supplies and where she gets them. Now it was just up to me to try to recreate some of the beautiful things I saw from her class. I didn't even come close if that gives you an idea but I am definitely on a journey.
Beware! She will introduce you to some stencils and paper that will blow your socks off so you and your credit card have been warned.
Teesha Moore's videos helped me make the actual journal. How I would have loved to have had Albie for a teacher as the girls fell in love with her and couldn't say enough good things about her. SOMEDAY!!
If anyone can give me more tips about how to make these beautiful covers and make a bigger journal- you would be feeding the happy little passion fairy that flies back and forth on art airlines. I'm so glad she landed here and took me away with her.