Here's the new collage journal I made a couple days ago. I covered the boards and cut the signatures on Friday, and Coptic bound it on Saturday. The boards were from a book I dismantled and I cut them down to fit 8-1/2 x 8-1/2 inch pages. There are 12 signatures of 12 pages each, 144 pages. Although I only plan to work on the front side of each page. I used 80 lb. drawing paper inside.
The photos I used to cover the journal are from another book I dismantled, this one featuring nearly all black and white photos of walls in Europe. I've recently used pieces of photos from this book in collages as well.
It's anybody's guess when I'll start working in this book ~ although that might be as soon as today. I've got another journal/sketchbook planned as well, with paper left over from cuts I made for this journal. Not sure yet how I'll cover the second one, maybe with fabric this time. And a different binding method.
Inside the front cover
Inside the back cover
Hope you're having a beautiful summer. I think ours is finally here for real on the North Coast. xo