2017 Mixed Media Journal

It’s a new year and that means a new journal for mixed media.  I stumbled on some bound handmade papers at Cargo in Portland.  They didn’t have covers, and came in a variety of sizes.  I picked up one that’s 7.5″ by 10″.  The pages are pretty thick, but very soft so they’ll need to be prepped with gesso before I use them.  I’m also planning to add some reinforcement at the folds as well to keep things from bleeding into the spine.

I created a cover with a couple pieces of matte board, some fabric, and gel medium.  Then I just glued the first and last pages of the book to the inside covers.  Easy!  This book is going to get very very fat as I work in it, so I created a closure with a button and some ribbon that will expand with the book.

Can’t wait to start filling it with new play!  I’ll post my work as it’s completed.

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