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Today I'm cracking open a new-to-you journal! Yay!
This is the journal I started in February and then abandoned for most of 2017. However, I'm making up for lost time in the back half of the journal.
But I'm getting ahead of myself now. Let's take a peek at how things started, shall we?
I usually leave the beginning end papers pretty blank, but I had my journal and some washi tape with me at a lecture by Jerry Posner. And so I decided to tape all of his handouts into my journal so that they wouldn't get lost.
You'll notice that this is a short page.
The more of these journals that I make, the more I find I like these uneven and irregular pages.
I've also started to bind in a lot of scrap papers that have holes in them. This next spread features one of those scraps.
I turned that hole into an eye.
You can see that I glued a piece of a transparency into the hole, along with a piece of paper. I love the effect!
The face on this page is full of lovely details:
The white stamping was done with paint and my "Heart Flake" Art Foamie.
I love that this page has the same hole as the other side, but the overall page has a totally different look and vibe!
I love this sort of floral + pattern thing I have going on this page. I want to do some more of that! One of the good things about letting time pass before I post these pages, is it allows me time to forget. And then I can be re-inspired by myself!
If you're feeling stuck, why not try looking through the early pages of your journal? Or a journal from last year? It's a great way to re-energize your creativity!
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