Thursday, December 31, 2015
Lisa's Round 3 Journal...!
I have been watching the progress of everyone's journals for the past year since I've been in this group, with great interest! But also some trepidation - what beautiful work; what amazing ideas; what gorgeous imagery. I've been much more comfortable doing ATCs than journal work, but finally decided, what the hey! Or as the kids say, YOLO! You never learn if you don't try.
So I decided I'd like to make a journal, rather than purchase one. I have a Dylusions A4 journal which I just love, so decided to make mine A4 too.
I had watched a few YouTube videos and thought I remembered what to do. Last night I was home alone (bliss!) as the hubby and kids were down the beach (I had to come back for work, sadly!). Surely it would only take me a short time...!
Anyway, I discovered I needed a refresher because it just wasn't working for me. A bowl of icecream, a glass of wine, and a few videos later, I worked it out!
I've used 5 signatures of 3 pages each, with good quality watercolour paper. Probably too many pages, but I'm thinking that I'll use the first and last pages as inside covers. I have cardboard for the cover, and am considering covering it with some heavy calico I have, which I can then paint. The problem with A4 size is I don't have paper large enough to use for the cover!
Back down the beach tonight for New Year's Eve, so might get a chance to make the cover on the weekend.
My theme is Summer - it's my favourite season. I'd much rather be hot than cold (though 39 is a bit much today!); I love the beach, and swimming in the ocean; I love the long days and warm nights; Christmas holidays, and getting together with family and friends.
I'd love to see what Summer means to you, and am excited about my journal making the rounds, and getting to contribute to everyone else's journal!
Happy New Year to everyone! xx