Art Journal Every Day: Cover Style
April 13, 2012
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I'm not a big cover decorator. Virtually every single one of my scrapbook albums has a blank cover. Most of my art journal covers are naked as well. But lately I've begun to see the wisdom is doing a bit of cover art. For one thing it helps you to be able to tell the albums apart!
Today I thought I'd share a few of the art journal covers I've created.
This is molding paste, stencil, and glitter with a bit of paint mixed in.
For this one I used my Sakura Moonlight and Souffle pens.
This is a fabric cover -- Shiva Paint sticks, stencils, and some free motion stitching!
These are little quiltlets made from free motion stitching and paint glued onto the cover. And it happens to be the final project in my It's Sew Easy online class. Yes, you can go from not being a sewer to creating this cover in just six weeks!
And this is my current journal:
It's neocolor II and gesso.
You know looking at this collection of covers I can see my fascination with people and handwriting loud and clear. I am beginning to realize that where others may draw a bird or a flower, I always gravitate towards people. And handwriting, well, it just makes everything sing!
How about you? Do you decorate your covers? Any themes in the ways you decorate?
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