Here is a picture of the inside cover.
I love that saying! It's part of the Typography collection from Graphic45. I thought it was perfect for the inside cover of my journal. I used another paper from the same collection as a background and stenciled with heavy body gel medium. When it was dry I rubbed some Gilders' Paste over the stenciling. You can see a little of the first page of the journal.
The journal is becoming a means of trying new products and new techniques. My daughter shared some of her stenciling tricks and I've had a great time using them and adding some others. I've rediscovered my love of stencils and all the ways you can use them. I've gotten to love Gelatos and I'm using pan pastels for the first time. So, positivity is flowing from the creation of the journal!! I love that!
I start by doing a background on a two page spread and then take off from there. I coordinate the two pages but they are each different. The journal is already becoming bulky so I'm trying to keep the embellishments flat. Some times I use little tags or envelopes with tags in them for the journaling and sometimes I just journal on the page. I think I'll have to eventually start in another journal anyway.
Here are some pictures of some of the other pages.
Another piece from Typogrhapy which I made into a flap that folds down to record my entry for that day. The background used gold Perfect Pearls over DI for some shimmer.
Stencils and masks along with a little tag attached for future entries.
The facing page with more stenciling and masking and a little folded journaling card.
I have several more pages to share but I'll wait to share those as I continue to update you on the progress of my journal.
If you would like to join in it's not too late. Here is Astrid's original post about her journal. There are no rules and no challenges. It's just a chance to find positive things in the everyday to enjoy and cherish.
Thank you so much for stopping by. I can't tell you how much I appreciate your visits. Have a wonderful day today.