In my ongoing art journaling process I wanted to expand into other mediums. I have previously used paper and inks, paint, collage and pen. I wanted to use fabric instead of paper and still apply different materials. The exciting part has been the new and different materials that can be incorporated into the journal.
I started by making the pages from old scraps of fabric, new pieces of muslin that Allie, Ashley and I monoprinted onto, old needlepoint tablecloths that were torn or ripped and some fun pieces of fabrics that I had around the house. I cut them all to size and then attached a stabilizer to the back side. This gave the pages stiffness, so that they can support the different things I want to sew on them.
Things can be sewn on, glued, embroidered, pinned, sketched and painted!
I then bound the pages using a bookbinding method and created a blankish journal. Now comes the fun part - filling it with fun stuff. This process will be ongoing, that is the fun of it!
On the next set of pages, I sewed a ribbon and then strung beads. I added an old photo.
And a side view. Now, to get to work on filling the journal with treasures.