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Topic: Sarah's Journal - picture and story heavy!  (Read 1471 times)
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« on: January 14, 2012 09:20:21 PM »

This is the journal I made for my daughter for Christmas. I wanted it to represent all the things that make her - her. All her favorites and what not.

This was my second journal I've ever made and I would appreciate any thoughts on where I went wrong (you'll see what I'm talking about in a minute). Smiley

It is made from illustrator's board for the cover and that was the only thing I bought. Everything else is either magazine pictures; printed on salvaged paper; paper purchased from the thrift store; paper my Mom gave me; or ink stamped.

Here is the front cover. I covered the board with a brown bag but on Sarah's glued the printed side out instead of inside out. After a few minutes of cursing my stupidity I glued a plain white piece of legal sized paper around the book.

The back cover. I glued generic reviews from worn out paperbacks destined for the recycler and a cute quote from her favorite show, Doctor Who.

Here is the inside cover. The Tardis came from a DVD I think. Sarah gave it to me to put in her "top secret project" that eventually became know as the "journal-you're-not-make-me". Smiley Kids are so smart!!!  Now I glued a pieces of scrapbook paper inside and up against the first page of the journal in hopes of the pages staying in better. I think it was a big mistake because I just couldn't get that first page smooth! But of course it was too late by then... Plus there was a huge bubble/seam thing down the fold:

Some Inside pages.

The flower and vase is from wrapping paper.

I used paper glaze on the stars to make them stand out a bit and make them shiny.

And here you can see the last page separating from the bank of pages. Luckily I glued that same scrapbook paper onto the back like I did on the front.

Again - any helpful advise would be appreciated. See "Jerald's Journal" for the other one I did. Thanks in Advance!

Oh - Giving Credit where credit is due!: Owls, cat, hands all came from the site: http://graphicsfairy.blogspot.com/
« Reply #1 on: January 15, 2012 04:16:41 AM »

I love this, it's so sweet. Smiley
« Reply #2 on: January 15, 2012 08:16:17 PM »

Thanks Tuberculosis!!
« Reply #3 on: January 24, 2012 07:55:03 AM »

I think it is wonderful - I don't know what you mean by saying you went wrong. Kiss

« Reply #4 on: January 24, 2012 11:52:36 AM »

Thanks Taramor! I really appreciate it!
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