Saturday, December 20, 2008

Making Journals

Last few nights, in between stuffing plushies and doing chores, I've started on a project to make collaged journals to give as gifts. I bought a bunch of blank books and gessoed the covers-Painted them with a base coat wash of color. Applied a second wash of antiquing hue. Then started to collage like I do on the little shrines or book cover that I sell. I had made a couple of gel medium transfers a few weeks ago. Last night I soak and removed paper. That's always a chore, but the results are worth it.
Now I'm off to wrap up Christine's box and get the house cleaned and decorated.

5 comments:

High Desert Diva said...

You made some really cool gifts!

Couture de Papier said...

Interesting so thats how they are made anything on bees wax? Did you get alot of snow?

ArtSnark said...

These look great - wonderful gift!

Alisa Nordholt-Dean said...

Your journals are wonderful and will make great gifts!

Julie said...

Those journals are looking gorgeous! You have some very lucky recipients on your gift list!