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« Reply #10 on: February 16, 2011 02:23:09 PM »

Beautiful work! I'm glad you found your way back here Smiley.

Can I ask what kind of paper you use inside the journals?
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« Reply #11 on: February 16, 2011 04:30:39 PM »

I've said it before and I say it again: You are super duper inspiring to me! I'm a big fan of your style and all of your pieces are definitely gorgeous.

Cecioasis - So GOOD to 'see' you again!!! Thank you so much, you are always so supportive!!!
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« Reply #12 on: February 17, 2011 09:46:57 AM »

Can I say "gorgeous" again! Cuz that's the word that popped into my head when I saw these! Cheesy
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« Reply #13 on: February 17, 2011 10:04:23 AM »

Can I say "gorgeous" again! Cuz that's the word that popped into my head when I saw these! Cheesy

Brackish Potato -- ha! ha! Sure, I don't mind the word  Wink I never think 'gorgeous' when making them tho...I just think..'eh, kinda cool'... Grin
Thank you for making my day!
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« Reply #14 on: February 18, 2011 08:58:06 PM »

These are just lovely! I love the exposed spines. I might have to make some of these if only I could think of something worthy enough to go inside. Hmm...perhaps as a recipe book to match the rest of my kitchen? I always write in them anyhow, this might be perfect!
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« Reply #15 on: February 18, 2011 11:14:07 PM »

These really are beautiful! Thank you for the link for the binding. I have had a journal planned out in my mind for a long time, I just haven't gotten the courage to try the binding yet. Yours is definitely an inspiration!
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« Reply #16 on: February 19, 2011 05:54:12 AM »

Beautiful work! I'm glad you found your way back here Smiley.

Can I ask what kind of paper you use inside the journals?

Hi LimeRiot ~

Hope Mom doesn't mind me answering for her -- she might be used to it by now, though! ;-)
The paper inside is 140#index paper.
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« Reply #17 on: February 19, 2011 05:56:51 AM »

I am enjoying all the love Mom's journals are receiving!
What I wish you could all know is how the journals FEEL in your hands! The texture is amazing!
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« Reply #18 on: February 19, 2011 09:40:15 AM »

I am enjoying all the love Mom's journals are receiving!
What I wish you could all know is how the journals FEEL in your hands! The texture is amazing!

Thank you daughter Smiley And thank you to everyone who has left a comment - hearing from you makes my day!

How a journal feels in your hands is very important to me -- you all get it don'tcha? A journal you are making art in HAS to feel good...it becomes such a part of you...it's where you go to express yourself, lose and then find yourself, a sanctuary of sorts really!
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« Reply #19 on: February 20, 2011 11:57:02 AM »

Beautiful work! I'm glad you found your way back here Smiley.

Can I ask what kind of paper you use inside the journals?

LimeRiot - I am so sorry it took so long to THANK YOU and answer your question!

I have had a lot of inquiries on the paper I use for the journal signatures. I swear by this paper...it is a 140 lb index stock. Put these words in google search: "Wausa index stock 140 lb"  and see if you can find a supplier in your 'hood! By the way, I have no affiliation with this company, nor do I profit from mentioning it Smiley I am fortunate to have a local supplier, which is a large paper company that supplies businesses and retail customers.

This paper takes a beating! And my personal art journals take a beating let me tell ya! The first thing to do with these pages of index stock is to either paint (with acrylics) BOTH SIDES, or gesso them. It will look like it is going to wrinkle at first --- but when both sides dry they are flat and smooth and will NOT wrinkle no matter what kind of abuse you give them  Grin The index stock will take every medium you can throw it's way! I paint, use ink, collage...you name it...and the texture just gets better and better! I LOVE to layer...and the more paint I layer on this paper the more beautiful it becomes -- almost a leather like quality!!!! It will blow your ever lovin' mind!

Take a look at this page in my personal journal...look at the layers! I have painted this two-page spread with acrylics, glued collage pieces, stamped with inks, detailed with gel pens...and not a wrinkle...Seeing is believing, right? You will fall in love while art journaling on this paper!!!!!

If you have have more questions please ask...and be patient 'cause I am usually making art and not at the computer Smiley



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