Here is the beginning of the Manifest Journals that I wrote about the past few days. I tore the large watercolor sheet into 4 inch by 6 inch pages and began to assemble them. The first journal became an accordion style book held together with deco tape, the only two I had were of a yellow ruler and a black cat head (obviously I will have to buy a few more). This one has five pages for a total of ten sides to journal and collage on. Below is side one.
Here is side two.
After this one was made, I had some left over pieces that were small. I laid them on top of each other and made a miniature manifest journal. This journal measures 2.25 inches by 4 inches and is held together with with tulle threaded through punched holes. The punched holes in the front and back covers were reinforced with eyelets.
Isn’t this a pretty little journal? You could collage pictures of your favorite things, cut out words that affirm or fill it with your favorite bible verses. This would also make a lovely birthday gift for your favorite art buddy.
This book and background papers are gorgeous. You know I’m going to have to try them. I don’t see where you found time to make them. They look so labor intensive.
Wonderful book Marci! I love how you bound them together, much like the 4×4’s I’m working on now. The ATC’s came out beautiful too, paper is delicious 🙂
Hi, Marci! These journals are positively scrumptious! I am noticing that you have a great sense of scale … picking shapes and images that aren’t too big and aren’t too small … but still you have a very nice mix and variety. And, you didn’t cover too much or too little. Everything seems “just right” and oh-so-perfect! I love it! 🙂
this paper is gorgeous, and made wonderful books! I would have a hard time covering up any of it with additional images! great work!
this is a wonderful idea-I’ll have to go check out my last issue of Somerset(or is in the April/May??)
Hi Mary – This project is in the current (March/April) issue of Somerset Studios. The article starts on page 55. Enjoy!
I just love this little journal! I don’t have the Sommerset book, they are hard to get here. What did you use on the pages? Donna
What lively journals these are. They’ll be fun to work in.
These are great. Very pretty as is!! I like this idea. Thanks for showing your results.