Happy World Book Day friends!
I have been planning to make a myself a Hand Bound Art Journal for months when I finally just did it. And the empty watercolor pages is screaming for me to come play now.
Just like my first handmade art journal made at home this one follows Teesha More’s tutorial on how to do it (with some exceptions).
The inside is mostly cut down watercolor papers from a A3 pad (29×42 centimeter big ) of Canson’s Montval papers. The papers are 140 lbs cold pressed that I scored and folded before sewing. I think that this paper is a bit to sturdy, the previous one I made had Fabriano cold pressed and that was more flexible and easier to work with. But when I bought the pad I couldn’t find any Fabriano so I got the Canson paper instead. I guess the paper is what had me resist putting this book together for a while, but now it is finished. I will be working in it with joy I think. I will fill it during early spring and upcoming summer days.
Hello nice sunshine, here we come!
Some detail images to make you envious of my new art journal (and maybe inspire you to make your own):
Right now I’m inspired by art on different canvases by Lisa Kaus and art journaling by Sparkleface – I just can’t stop looking at her beautiful art journal spreads! Look:
Here are some of the most recent ones, go visit her at flickr! Don’t you just want to play now?