Tuesday, April 29, 2008

A few Journals

Just recently I have been on an on-line course with the most excellent Sue Bleiweiss.
This class was Journal Making for the Fibre Artist.
As usual I found Sue's class informative, clear to follow, fun and absorbing.

These are the first 3 journals I made on the class.
The first measures 9ins high and 8ins wide when closed.

There are three signatures each with a pocket on the front of each to hold tags or found goodies. Inside are decorated pages. Some stamped and some with stickers or printed images.

I have started to use this one for my patchwork class and the pocket at the front holds the templates for my current project.

The second journal is actually a sketchbook.
It measures 9ins high and 12ins wide when closed.
There are pockets inside the front and back covers to hold pens, pencils and paintbrushes.
I used watercolour paper for the pages.
It is bound with binding rings so pages can be replaced easily.

The third is made like a scrapbook album and would make a wonderful gift with photos mounted inside.

I used asian type fabric and used a chop stick and beads as embellishments to the binding.
Inside used handmade papers, vellum and hand painted papers.

There are 5 journals on the course. I am starting my last one today.
I will show you number 4 and 5 later this week ;0)


Vicki W said...

Your journals are beautiful!

StegArt said...

All of your journals have turned out fabulous!

Doreen Kinkade said...

Wow, They are all gorgeous!!!
Love the colors of the 1st one.
You did a beautiful job.

Annica said...

Love your journals Alis!

Julie said...

Beautiful Journals Alis. Well done! I love the chopstick embellishment.

Kari said...

Totally gorgeous - they would be almost too good to use!

Kari x

Linda D. said...

Mmmm. Beautiful, all of them. Can't choose a favourite, they're all such gorgeous colours etc. Well done.

And thanks for your comments on my blog, much appreciated as always :)

hugs, Linda.

Jill said...

Gorgeous Alis....and the journals ;o)!
Beautiful work indeed.

Purple Missus said...

Alis, your journals are all superb especially the third one - it is beautiful, a nice size and fabulous fabric. Well done.

Micki said...

They are all fabulous. Great work!

Kim said...

Love the fabric you selected for these journals - just lovely.

Vianna said...

These are very beautiful, indeed, and I will look into taking an on-line class too. I have done something similar, so I'm curious now, how are those rings done on your third journal: did you start with a 3-ring binder, or did you drill two holes and 'thread' the rings through the holes? Many thanks, and of course, thanks for sharing the project with us.