I'm sharing pics of the journal I made for the Round robin - theme of "Mermaids & Seahorses" - can't wait to see what everyone creates! I used a cut down manila folder for the cover and I inserted/sewed in 3 signatures - some pages have a flip part and others don't - entirely up to the participants to create on whichever double page spread they like. I plaited the long wool lengths left over from the 3 hole sewing and it wraps around to sort of hold it shut - we'll see if that still works when it gets home - maybe it will be too fat!!
Here is the front cover - all collage elements are by Art Tea Life available from Etsy - one of my fav Etsy shops! I added paint, muslin cloth, embossing powder, fishing net and fishing line "bits" plus the collaged mermaid - the mermaid was put together using elements from the collage set - like a paper doll.
Her is the back cover also using more elements from the collage sheets and paint, cloth etc. I do have to tell you a story about the lovely large gold embossed part of this back cover!!!!! I squeezed my bottle of embossing fluid way too hard - the lid popped off - and you can only imagine what happened from there!!!!! Anyway I like the gold so it was not ruined but I did have to "drain"off the excess back into the bottle!!!
I made flaps for the front and back inside cover 0- the front has the contract and order of participants and the back has little tags for the creators to "sign in" and decorate then pop back in the pocket!
I can't wait to start receiving journals each month to work in and will look forward to the return of this one!!!