Tuesday, September 8, 2009

A Shelf of Journals





This is a shelf of journals I have in my studio. I made these journals from paper sample books.
I cover the front an end pages with decorative paper, ephemera, and photos,etc. Then I put three eyelets down the spine and attach fibers and tags. The tags I use to put the dates I started and ended the journal on. This way if I need to reference something I can find it.

The paper sample books make for interesting journaling as no two piece of paper are the same - texture, weight or color. Also, the size of the papers are all different. It is a whole different format. Many of the pages are quite small and then others fold out. I will share with you some of the process later this week. Lunch is calling.

15 comments:

Kathy said...

Oh my...these are just LOVELY!! Wonderful work!! Can a person drool over artwork? lol!!

Jan said...

I think they CAN Kathy... because I'M drooling now!!! They look just fabulous Elizabeth and what a great idea. More organised than I am I'm sorry to say! I'd just love to spend time browsing through them.

Terri Kahrs said...

Ohhhhh, soooooo pretty! Very yummy textures and colors. How I wish I could take just a tiny peek at the wonders hidden inside! Thanks so much for sharing. Hugs, Terri

icandy... said...

OH........ I love these! They are just begging to be filled with secrets and wishes!
Hugs,
Christina

WendyK said...

These look fabulous, where do you get the sample books from. Would love to see inside them

L Melohn said...

I love the journals. What a great idea! I have few paper sample books just waiting to be created with, thanks for the great idea!

The French Bear said...

Those are so lovely!!! Wonderful memories are stored in their for sure!!!!
They look so good all in a row like that, so colorful!!!
You certainly do a very nice creative design, each one is so different.
Hugs,
Margaret B

Lori Saul said...

Beautiful photos of an impressive array of journals- wow! I love the key tags and decorative ribbons- very inviting!

Roberta said...

Can't wait to hear more about these journals, Elizabeth! They are so beautiful! I am "sew challenged", so I am hoping these are easy, so I can try them myself!

Have a lovely day!
Roberta

Lindart said...

Very cool journals! What are sample paper books? I don't think I've ever seen one! How did you make these journals? Thanks!

marciad said...

Looking forward to seeing more about these lovely journals.

Gina said...

Hi Elizabeth, awesome journals! I've enjoyed my visit to your wonderful blog,, and also love YOUR banners! Thanks for taking a peek at my blog.
Gina (Bearbluzart.blogspot.com)

TheresainMS said...

These look awesome!! I bet the insides are just as gorgeous too. Thanks for sharing this photo; love it!!

freebird said...

These look so nice sitting on your shelf.

indybev said...

I'm patiently waiting to hear how these are constructed, Elizabeth!