Here is my third journal for the Full Tilt Boogie class. This one started as a funky photo album that i picked up at Goodwill years ago. I used the hidden binding technique on this one and used a variety of different papers for the book block. I love the chunky style of this journal.
There are more photos in my Flickr photostream here.
I wish I would have thought to take a picture of the photo album before i turned it into a journal. I was one of those side bound albums with a stick and twine. When I took it apart, I found I could refold the spine and make it super thick with out cutting the covers off. I found this similar journal at Hobby Lobby in the clearance section yesterday.
This is destined to be recreated into a new chunky journal soon.
I signed up for another one of Mary Ann Moss’s awesome classes. This one is called Full Tilt Boogie and we are making different journals with antique photo album covers and old books. Mary Ann’s classes are full of beautiful videos with great information and, also, membership in a wonderful community of fellow artist and classmates. I think I signed up mostly for the community. I’ve made a lot of journals and I never get tired of the process. What I really need to work on is the journaling. I’m still struggling with a personal process that works for me. Anyway, here are a few photos of my first journal for FTB.
The covers on this journal are from an old Nathaniel Hawthorne book with a torn spine. I loved the marbled paper on the cover and thought it was perfect for this technique. The signatures are made from a variety of different papers from vintage ledger to new scrapbook card stock to watercolor paper. It ended up a little bit smaller than I would have wanted so next time I think I’ll add more signatures. If I ever get around to filling it, hopefully that will bulk it up.