Cover for Smart Journal #2
The cover if this art journal is made with my favorite technique of wrinkly brown paper glued down. The cardboard letters, a gift from Diane many years ago, are left plain because I think sometimes plain is just enough. It’s not as colourful as my usual style, but I love it.

I think it’s nice to tone down the outside when the inside is bursting with images, colours, patterns and ideas (like all my art journals are).

Here is the title page:

Smart Journal #1 Intro page

A pretty owl card on the left inside, and then a little journaling on a printed label.

I’ve already mentioned this, but making square art journal pages is fun, fun, fun! It all started with my Smart journal number 1 (view it’s pages here , here and here) and continued with filling a whole new one, Volume 2. I will show pages from this one another day.

Smart Journal back #2
I love wrinkled brown paper!

What is your favorite method to make a cover for your art journal from?