Friday, May 22, 2009

Finally finished Teesha Moore journal

Yesterday after finishing the covers on Teesha Moore journal I stitched and bound my effort. This was so much fun and I still get to work on it further at my leisure.
This is the inside cover which comprises 2 10 x 8" canvas boards, I used a strong calico doubled for the spine. I painted all sides of my cover.This is a side view of the bound journal showing the old buttons that I thread onto the thread attaching the signatures to the spine. I also painted the spine.View of the side tie to keep journal closed, old button used and at the end of the ties I knotted two old bone beads that have wire inserted around the middle. the completed journal feels lovely to hold.
I do love Nick Bantock's stamps, they are so quirky. following are some more of the inside pages.
Couldn't resist a touch of New Zealand, added the lovely Pukeko bird.
A prompt from Sabrina Ward Harrison.... Following are some of the brighter colours I used, quite vibrant don't you think mmmh not to sure about this colour, think I will have to typed journalling on coloured paper. An evil leer here, and he's with the band?
These skeleton duck's where a real find, sorry can't remember what magazine I found them in.

1 comment:

Pearl Maple said...

Followed your link off red velvet and really enjoyed reading through your creative posts. Thanks for sharing the inspiration.

Congrats on the launch of your etsy, your journal pages are fabulous.