This weeks post is about the "Journal Cover" and not so much about the book.
I have been wanting to make a tall skinny journal, a clock journal and a Steampunk journal. So, this time around, I created all three into one journal.
The book is 10-1/2" X 4", which takes care of the tall skinny part of the journal. I added all sorts of gadgets and gears and a little of this and a little of that. So, that took care of the Steampunk part of the journal. I added a real working clock part to the front cover and that takes care of the clock part of the journal. So with all of the above, I combined the three journals I wanted to make into one.
I cut two pieces of chipboard 10-1/2" X 4". I painted the covers first with white gesso. Using stencils I added textured pasted and then spritz different colors on top. I added Diva Inka Silver and glued everything down with E-6000. For the pages, I used Strathmore Tonal Gray paper, which worked well with the cover.
On the back cover, I added just a few embellishments. I used the Codex binding technique to bind my pages to together and then glued the front and back pages to the covers.
There you have it. Three journals in one!