After all that Travel Journal Inspiration in my earlier post I have been sewing happily away in all kind of papers! The sewing machine can take it, but the needle will need to be replaced after a while (though not yet!). I’m making spreads, adding illustrations, sewing, folding and having a blast over here!
Sewing book pages to size. I’m using all kinds of small papers and sewing them together so that each page is about the same size. Talk about recycling. The smaller the paper the more sewing I have to do! My soon to be Travel Journal is going to be crazy heavy I’m afraid, I can’t stop making pages now…
I got a lot of great advice on my last post about the Travel Journal, thank you girls! I will try not to bring to much art material, because I usually never feel inspired to paint or draw when I’m not at home. I will bring Gelly roll pens in different colors to write with, tape, a glue stick and then look for stamps, stickers and ephemera on location of course.
I think I will bind my book together when I get home since I made so many spreads and I’m only going to be away for 7 days. I don’t want to hold myself back when I fill it afraid that I will write it up before I go home. And I don’t want to come home with a book that is only half filled, that won’t be a great Travel Journal will it? So I will bring lots of signatures and bind them together when I’m back home.
Further travel reading & inspiration:
* J?adore Voyager: Barcelona Journal – Lisa Sonora Beam’s very cool travel journal!
* How to create a travel journal from the fun eHow on how to journal so you don’t forget the fun you had.
* Create a More Vivid Travel Journal – 10 Tips to Enliven Your Writing by David Cox
* Ancient Egyptian Cartouche Lesson – just for fun…