Sunday, March 17, 2013

Book of Days...

Hi everyone!
This is so exciting, I just finished my first hand bound art journal. Yay Me!!!
Thought that I wasn't going to finish this weekend, since I've been sick, but I felt better in the afternoon and completed it.
I am taking a class with Effy Wild called Book of Days Boot Camp and Chapter One was to make a hand bound Art Journal. At first I questioned myself: Why would I want to do this, if I can go to the store and buy one?
Wow, I was so wrong. The experience is incredible. You feel this deep connection with your work, it reflects who I am at the specific moment that I made it. Lets face it, we are continuously changing, so no two books will be the same.
Here is my creation:

Quote: The only journey is the journey within." - Rainer Maria Rilke

For the cover I used Daler Rowney acrylic paints (Metallic Green, Permanent Rose, Cobalt Blue Hue, Silver Imit, White), Archival Ink ( Jet Black, Magenta Hue, Saffron), Versamark, Perfect Pearls (Sunflower Sparkle, Grape Fizz), Tim Holtz stamps and Inkadinkado .
I am so ready to begin working the inside of my Book of Days, this is such an amazing experience.
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  1. Oh my! This is gorgeous, Julia! Love the colours and layout. Congrats on completing this project. Really worth the effort. No wonder it caught my eye on MIM #132.
    xxx Asha
    Sunny Summer Crafts

  2. Fabulous journal and Beautiful colors Julia. I saw this on MIM..Loz

  3. Julia this is fabulous! Love your color choices and the stamped corner. I stopped by from Cuddlebug Cuties and Im following you now :)
    CDAC DT Member
    A Look Through My Eyes

  4. Wow, this is beautiful. You did an amazing job. It's hard to believe it's your first one. You have amazing talent :)

  5. Hello, I'm visiting from the Cuddlebug Cuties link party. WOW this is beautiful. Truly beautiful. I'd love to try one if I can get enough time. I'm your new follower and will visit often. Hope you will visit my blog and hopefully follow back.

  6. So glad you shared your wondderful journal here on Make it Monday Julia..the colours and design are just fabulous..cant wait to vsee more when you start to fill it...keep in touch..

    Thanks for sharing with us at ‘Make it Monday’
    Luv CHRISSYxx

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  7. This is a beautiful creation! Just lovely - I like like to make Journals and yours is so colorful! - I saw your creation at Make It Monday.

  8. Wow! Great! Thanks for sharing at MIM.

  9. saw this project on MIM and think its beautiful xx


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