Thursday, June 27, 2013
Mini Inspiration Journal
This is my last project as a member of the Arnold Grummer's Papermaking Design Team. I would like to begin my post by thanking the wonderful people at Arnold Grummer's Papermaking and Terri Sproul for this most awesome opportunity to be a part of the Design Team and work with their products. For this project I made a Mini Inspiration Journal using one of Arnold Grummer's Papermaking Fan Decks. This is one of the coolest ways to make a small book because everything you need to make the book comes in the package. All you need is your own creativity. Above is a picture of what comes in the package. 2 cover, a screw post (to hold it all together) and 52 ATC sized cards (2.5" x 3.5"). This will come assembled, I took it apart so you could have a better view of all the pieces. This is how I made my Mini Inspiration Journal. The first thing I did was to Gesso the covers. I did this to prepare the covers for the next layer. Next I added a layer of tissue paper for texture and color. I added some additional color to both sides of the covers using craft paint, a homemade stamp and some Punchinella. Finally as the finishing touch for the covers I found the definition for inspiration in an old dictionary and adhered it to the front cover. Now that my covers are done here is a sneak peek at what will go in this Mini Inspiration Journal. I love finding inspirational quotes. I use them in my journals and art work quite often. So I figured what better way to fill my Mini Inspiration Journal. These are the first two of the many that will in end in this little book. I hope that you enjoyed this tutorial. Please check out Arnold Grummer's Papermaking and the Arnold Grummer's Papermaking Design Team Blog. If you would like to see more of what I am up to you can find me at the Corner of the Bedroom Studios Blog and Facebook, on YouTube and my group Art Journal with Annie on Facebook.