Inspired by Kitty
August 21, 2010
I was totally inspired by Kitty's post! I thought it was very brave and honest and I loved following her art journaling journey. I also loved her idea for drawing the cute little dolly on a separate piece of paper and then layering it onto her art journal. But what I really am obsessed with is the long skinny book that she describes how to make! And I just had to make one of my own! So I sat down this afternoon and started playing!
My outside cover is part of a decorative file folder from Staples. I cut it down to size, rounded the corners (that makes a big difference), and stitched the pages in. I covered the stitching with a piece of canvas that I painted.
I didn't have A4 size paper, so I raided my recycling bin and used 8.5x11 paper for the inside pages.
Folded into quarters, they certainly are long skinny pages. But very cool looking! I used everything from old script pages to handwritten notes, and even a W-9 tax form that never got filled out!
I can't wait to start filling it up with art! I plan to masking tape and gesso over some of the pages, but to let some of the original text show through. What a fun game to figure out what to reveal and what to hide!
Thanks for the inspiration, Kitty!