Tuesday, April 23, 2013


Over the last few days I pulled the guts out of these four books and recovered them.  Each will be an art journal.  The book on the left only had it's inner and outer spine covered, the rest have been fully remodeled.

I've been collecting a variety of good papers that I'm anxious to use for art journaling ~ Fabriano 90# watercolor paper, two different types of paper by Canson, Rives BFK printmaking paper.  The new journals will house largely, or exclusively, those papers.  I still have a stack of Gelli offprints to use as pages as well, so they'll likely get thrown into the mix.

The two journals on the left have the widest spines, at about 1 inch; the other two, about 1/2 inch.  I'll have two signatures each in the thinner books and possibly three in the bigger ones.  I'm liking journals with fewer pages to fill...than, say, altering a thicker book and wanting to be finished with it way before using up all the pages.  The reason I chose these books is because each is a good size for art journaling.  The smallest is 7 x 10 inches.

I'll post closeups when each journal is bound.  And I'll be posting page images as I'm working in them.  I've still got half a dozen pages to fill in my current art journal, Little Gems.  More images from that book to come. 


Jeannie said...

Your altered books are wonderful. I made one last summer to use in Melly's class and for some reason I liked it better than purchased journals. I think the size was more to my liking and the weight of the book covers made it feel nice to hold. Funny how some things feel more comfortable than others. Looking forward to seeing the pages as you fill them.

Dotti said...

These are very nice Connie...love your unique gelli prints too! BTW...in case you haven't bought your large G-plate yet...bluemoonscrapbooking.com out of Arizona now caries them and they have free shipping on orders $50 or more!

Irene said...

I see you are enjoying book making as much as ever and it does me good. I love what you make and I get satisfaction out of it just by watching your process. I don't have to make them myself because you are. Maybe some day I will too.

Sandy said...

Those are going to be fun.

frazzledsugarplummum said...

Beautiful books.

Jan said...

Irene--I like what you said.
Connie--these are wonderful and I love that you share your process and enthusiasm.