Tuesday, October 6, 2009

First Travel Journal

I spray painted some brown paper bags, large envelopes & paper for this journal. The pics are in reverse order. So here is the back page. You can see that I used brads (can't think of what they are called right now) to "bind" this. The silver is a ribbon glued to cereal box strips. I had a stapler & glue stick to adhere stuff.
The first pages here. My sister brought some greek yogurt. Yummy! I ate both containers!
I love the topiary tree stamp I got for a quarter. I embellished it on this page.

This is the front cover. Oh I found some scotch tape for these. I am not totally done with this journal. I want to add the dates to the cover, maybe some shells.



Here you can see the pieces before assembling began. This was fun to make as well as play in. I learned that spray paint is difficult for a glue stick to adhere to. & I wish that I had some white spray paint. (On my to get list)






10 comments:

phonelady said...

wow you are so crafty and that is so cool . I like that .

Janet said...

I really like your journal. I think it's great that you're using all kinds of things to make it.

You asked about the face on my journal cover....yes, it is acrylics and the book is an 8.5 X 11 sketchbook that I filled with collages and other art.

Aimeslee said...

Hi Laura! I'm itching to make something as organic as your lovely creation. I am increasingly feeling a desire to loosen up and be less precise and picky in my art. It's scary to let go. :-))) xoxo

PAMO said...

You have a real talent for combining materials! Very nice.

Kellys Art Journaling/ Sharing The Journey said...

Oh my goodness... you have been busy. It all goes so well together.

Mixed Media Martyr said...

This journal looks wonderful! Great to hear the problems you encountered too!!

freebird said...

This looks like a fun journal and it sounds full of memories for you.

Vickie A-Morgan said...

Laura, Love your journal! I'm with Aimeslee. I need to loosen up and let go.
Vickie

Shelley Malone said...

I love it! The spray painting really grabs the eye. And my favourite thing - pages that are all different, bound together into one book. Nice job!

Ramona Davidson said...

Thanks, good ideas to use.