Sunday, January 12, 2014

Grimoire - Monika's Journal

The theme for my journal is Grimoire. Here's a sneek peak at my journal so far:

I made the journal from scratch using mat board offcuts covered in soft leather from a hideous secondhand 80s leather jacket onto which I have painted the tree and glued stitched and leather leaves onto.

It is a Coptic bound journal with more stitched leaves sewn into the spine. The paper for the pages is 300gsm Watercolour paper so it will be robust enough to withstand serious mixed media treatments.

The inside cover is from a wallpaper sample book.  And opposite the first page.

Here the back inside cover with a favourite Roald Dahl quote and a pocket on the right where there will be a little surprise awaiting each participant.

The back cover has a leather abracadabra triangle.
This is where I am at so far I still got to do my double page as well as the surprises.


  1. Oh Mon your journal is looking incredible- I cant wait to play in it :)

    1. Oh my that is just brilliant. I hope I can do it justice when it is my turn.

  2. Monika that is so beautiful. It's no wonder I am terrified and getting terrifieder every time somebody posts. Your printing is just wonderful.

  3. Thank you all for your kind comments :-) There is no need to fear playing in my journal just relax and have fun! :-) xoxo

  4. Just a note to all- we all have our strengths and styles, this is very much Monika's style, we are all very lucky and will get some of Monika's beautiful work in our journals, and we all have our own offerings to make. When we work in each others journals we are all contributing to something very precious and very beautiful, please don't feel your work is not up to standard- I know I will be so appreciative of each and every page that comes back to me and I am sure we all will feel the same.
    It is not just our journals travelling, we are all on this journey together and sharing our work here is a way we can all keep in touch throughout this exciting and challenging journal swap, we will each grow as artists and develop new relationships with each other- it is a gift. So leave your overwhelm and your fears out of it and enjoy the process.


Thank you so much for popping in to see our lovely journals as they are developing. We love to see your comments.