|The background- I almost left it as it was because I liked it so much.|
I think I may have mentioned in an earlier post that I find this art journal a bit intimidating. The pages are twice the size of the journal I used last year and somehow I feel like each page has to be pretty and complete before I move on to the next page. In last year's journal, I did a lot more experimenting, mostly because I has no idea what I was doing. I intend to keep working in this journal, but I decided that I needed another outlet. So I made an art journal from scratch. It's tiny- only about 4 1/2 by 3. The cover was made from a box of those little packets of flavoring for bottled water and the pages are all from my scrapbook paper scraps.
I absolutely love this journal. I've been doodling in it and glued in some book page scraps that were too small to keep. I haven't started painting in it, but when I do, I don't plan to worry too much about messing up other pages. I just wanted a place where I could go wild. So I made me one! It doesn't really look like much and I probably put too much paper in it- I'm using a rubber band to keep it shut and I've barely started working in it, but I really just love it!