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« on: September 03, 2017 10:58:36 PM »

I made this altered journal for a personal swap with LeapFeetFirst, who, lucky person, is headed to Ireland. The book itself was rescued from the discard pile at my library.



The front cover gold Celtic design was already on the book. I spent so much time dreading learning how to draw a Celtic knot for the back cover, because I knew it would be wonky. I'm just thankful I was able to erase my many pencil marks on the fabric cover.  Cheesy

I did most of this on vacation; for supplies I brought gesso, glue, a mini tray of watercolors, a couple little tubes of gouache, a few brushes, a handful of pens and markers, and a container of small paper scraps with images and words I've collected over time. I carved some stamps from potatoes in the process, which allowed for some much-needed layering (plus, Ireland and potatoes go together  Grin). I added maybe 15% more oomph to the book when I got back to the States (and my supply stash), but I was pretty happy with what I put together using my finite travel art supplies; it forced me to be more creative and resourceful. That being said, a lot of ideas did get pulled from the internet, but I had to find some different ways to pull them off.  Smiley  

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« Reply #1 on: September 04, 2017 07:58:24 AM »

Beautifully done!
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« Reply #2 on: September 04, 2017 08:32:11 AM »

I can attest that this journal is even more stunning in person! Thank you so much for making it for me, calluna!!!
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« Reply #3 on: September 04, 2017 03:58:58 PM »

Awesome!
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« Reply #4 on: September 05, 2017 05:19:25 PM »

I love altered journals! How lucky to have that book to use for the project!!!  Great project!
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« Reply #5 on: September 06, 2017 05:06:00 AM »

Awesome -- and perfect for a trip to Ireland!
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« Reply #6 on: September 06, 2017 02:03:43 PM »

Wowzers! This must have been so fun to make and even more fun to receive.
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« Reply #7 on: September 07, 2017 06:01:43 AM »

I love it, very inspiring.
I have a book I've been hoarding for ages for a friend, it's called "The Foxes of Harrow" which is the name of her town where I also used to live. I would like to do something like this and send it to her, she'd laugh so hard at the title. I don't have the paper crafting nerve yet, I'm working on it though Smiley.
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« Reply #8 on: August 18, 2018 01:26:14 AM »

Love this - well done! Great idea using potato prints too - I'd forgotten such a thing could be done! 'Necessity is the mother of invention' indeed  Smiley
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