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« Reply #10 on: August 08, 2010 06:12:23 PM »

Excellent tutorial!  Your work is beautiful - and inspiring!
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« Reply #11 on: August 08, 2010 06:51:10 PM »

This is a cool idea for customizing a journal--I usually go with just the absolute bare minimum of decorations, if I decorate at all, but maybe I'll try this.

I am enormously confused about one thing though--if you use a regular book, do watercolors really work to cover up the words that were already there? Or are you gluing watercolor paper over the existing pages and then painting them? Or do you use acrylic paint to cover up the words and then water color on top of them? I like the idea of using an old book as a new journal, but I don't know if I'll be able to get over the idea of desecrating an old book like that! Lol!
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« Reply #12 on: August 09, 2010 01:04:11 AM »

Thanks! Yes, if you use watercolour paint you'll still see the words. Sometimes it's good to block out text using acrylic, but I tend to like having the text as a background. Particularly if it's relevant to the holiday/event. Smiley
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« Reply #13 on: August 09, 2010 06:40:24 AM »

You make the best travel journals. Honestly, if I wanted one as good as yours, I'd have to pack YOU.  Cheesy
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« Reply #14 on: August 09, 2010 07:07:46 AM »

You always make the prettiest travel journals, it's nice to see your process broken down and laid out like this. Cheesy
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« Reply #15 on: August 09, 2010 07:44:42 AM »

You make the best travel journals. Honestly, if I wanted one as good as yours, I'd have to pack YOU.  Cheesy

Haha - my thoughts exactly - although, Racky - I'm sure you would come up with a very awesome travel journal too!!  I would love to give this a try - now to save my pennies so I can go on a vacation!!
  Phizzy - you are a true inspiration!!
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« Reply #16 on: August 09, 2010 07:54:58 AM »

I'm going to Chicago next month (to the Twilight convention bc yes, I am a nerd Cool)! I think I may need to create one of these. Any glue recommendations? All I have on hand is a regular glue sticks, usually for scrapbooking I use those little sticky squares.
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« Reply #17 on: August 09, 2010 02:23:50 PM »

Aw, thank you! I know you would all create awesome journals because they're so personal you can't fail to create something fantastic to represent your travels Grin

I just take a glue stick and one of those little wheely sticky tape dispensers with me, and they generally do a good job. I usually use a tacky white glue for papercrafts, but I'm always amazed at how well the simple glue stick works Cheesy

I remembered another good tip today when sticking some postcards in. If you buy a postcard with multiple images on, you can cut it down so you have lots of little images across several pages. If it's one image, you can crop it into an interesting shape to fit into your journal if necessary. Then, if you carefully peel it apart to get the very top layer off so that the paper is thinner, it doesn't make your page too bulky. Smiley
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« Reply #18 on: August 09, 2010 08:06:51 PM »

I LOVE this idea. So much!
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« Reply #19 on: August 09, 2010 09:22:30 PM »

I bought an old hardcover book today to use and I really want to get started on one of these tomorrow for my trip next month...so excited!! Thanks for the inspiration and tutorial! Cheesy
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