I wanted to share some of the pages of my flower-inspired mixed media art journal. This particular journal has been in the works for years now! You know how some projects are like that, especially journals and mixed media where another layer and an extra dose of ephemera can always been worked in!
Above, the back of the closed journal with a flower charm added to the fabric ties.
Above, the wraparound flap hides another flower image as you begin to open the journal.
You know my love of wooden printing blocks… I thought the bird was a perfect addition to the butterflies and ephemera.
Multiple pages include pieces that were completed in the shop to show off a technique or product. The altered book page on the left has an image transfer, to show how you can get the transparency where the text peeks through.
In a previous blog post I wrote about transforming chipboard shapes — the above page spread is shown in that post!
Another previous blog post: Journaling, a Mixed Media Affair: Fabric Included features a number of pages now found in this journal in their initial stages, such as the above. I wrote then, “…And I need to add the same disclaimer I have before: these pages are not finished yet…there is more to come.” (I didn’t promise how QUICKLY they would be finished!)
I would begin working on both sides of paper: standard letter size piece of mixed media paper or watercolor paper, or a sheet torn from a blank journal. Folded in half, they were then stacked up and stitched into signatures, as shown above.
I’ve added some treasured and thematic Artist Trading Cards received during Judy’s Altered Minds (JAMs) meetings, Art & Soul Creative Retreats, etc. to my journal too, as seen above and in the detail below:
Below, bringing in my love of vintage ephemera with a vintage postcard.
Below, “hinge” of washi tape means the postcard’s charming message can be viewed.
I hope you enjoyed this peek at this updated project!