I used this particular Dylusions journal for 2 years of calendar journaling. I thought I would use it again so I ordered another. Then I changed my system ... again. So I have the journal.
I’m going to try it as an art journal (it’s original intended use). The challenge with it is that I can’t just tear out bad pages. The pages are stitched. This is why I like a spiral bound journal. I can discard bad art pages.
So I began altering the cover. I found some text gift wrap tissue to glue over the existing cover. (Sorry Dyan Revealey)
Then I stopped. I realized I didn’t want to put the time in to put art on the cover if the inside pages might not work out. My personal challenge with this is all double page art spreads. There will be 24 page spreads. They all have to be keepers. That’s the scary part for me. My art pages are not always keepers. They don’t need to be perfect, just keepable.
One down, 23 to go!
The inside covers need to be used and they are not designed. They are an off-white color. First challenge was to figure out how to blend it with the existing color and design. I used Distress Spray Stains. Good enough (keepable). So I did some stamping and stenciling.
Next I wanted to use this guy. I stamped him on the rough side of tracing paper. Then cut him out. I like the transparency of the tracing paper when it is glued down. I used spray glue.
I then added some ephemera. These pieces are all from a Tim Holtz spiral bound stickers booklet. The stickers are quite thick. I wanted them quite thin so I peeled the design layer away from the sticker layer.
And a little more ephemera.
I wanted some words but didn’t know what. I searched the internet for man quotes or sayings.
I finally came upon this quote by Luvvie Ajayi and knew right away it was the one. It has meaning for me. The words in black are die cut and in white they are handwritten.
I now have my first keepable page spread! I’m so happy. But will I be able to do this 23 more times??? I will certainly try!
I’m linking this mixed media art page to Creative Artiste Mixed Media Challenge Blog