This last week has a tough one for me. I got the flu and then had a reaction to the medicine I was taking, breaking out with hives. Still one has to create, and I wanted to get my journal ready. Chelle recommends using a 3-ring binder for your Journal52 journal, but like most lefties I know, I hate 3-ring binders.
I decided to bind my own journal, using the instructions from 'Creating Art at the Speed of Life'. Instead of using chipboard or cardboard, I used a Zutter Cover All, which made things much easier.
I had some cool specialty string papers, and I glued on the purplish paper first, then layered it with the lighter lacy paper. Then I used a makeup sponge to daub Viva's Precial Metal Effect Paint Purple and Golden's Iridescent Gold Fine all over the cover.
The titles were cut from an old book page and glued on, then painted with the Gold Fine.
On the inside covers I glued down some transparent vellum envelopes that I had decorated with my gelli plate.
This is going to be a fun year!