I'm taking an online class on how to make art journals. I'm creating one as a souvenir of an upcoming trip to Hawaii.
First step was picking up a book to alter at Goodwill. I chose this Reader's Digest hardback because I like the cover design.
Then, I ripped out the pages. I know, book heresy! But after all, it's a Reader's Digest.
The spine had Reader's Digest stuff on it, so I needed to cover it.
I chose this bright paper for decoupage...after all, the journal will be about a trip to Hawaii. I added black ribbon to pull it all together.
I like journals with ribbon bookmarks so I glued one in.
Tonight I cut out watercolor paper into "signatures" for the book. Tomorrow I will drill holes in the spine so I can sew in the paper.
I cut the edges of the paper into wave shapes. So far, so good!