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).
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".
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/