After signing up for Bonita Rose's Traveling Journal, I decided to start my own! The idea is that the journal travels from person to person, each adding their own page to the mix. When it comes home to me, I'll get to see all the lovely art created by my fellow artists. I'm excited about it! I'm about to mail out the journal to the first person on the list, so I want to share the cover of the journal with you:
I made the journal from Fabriano Artistico hot press watercolor paper. I made fringe on the spine like in my Journal Tutorial currently for sale on etsy. The fringe is silk ribbon yarn from Darn Good Yarns.
To make the cover, I coated the whole page with white gesso. When that was dry, I rubbed on color with Distress Ink pads in Tea Dye, Peeled Paint, and Broken China. I used a wet paintbrush to move the color around. When dry, I added more color using a stencil from The Crafter's Workshop and more Distress Ink. I cut the letters out of tissue paper, then covered the whole surface with a layer of gold tulle. This gives it a very cool texture. Next, I added some gold glitter flakes and bits of emerald Byzantia, both from Stewart Gill.
I can't wait to see what everyone adds inside!
Want to sign up? Visit the journal here. On the left column, there's a link that says, "Join This Journal." Just click that, sign up for a free account, and then wait for the journal to arrive.
There are still 6 spots left! It's free to sign up; you just have to mail the journal to the next person on the list when you are finished. All of the pages from inside will be posted online (eventually) so you'll get to see the finished journal in its entirely.