From the moment I begin planning an adventure, I start thinking about making a souvenir journal. Whether it’s a big vacation, a little weekend getaway or even when friends or family are coming to visit and I’ll get to be a tourist in my own town, I love making a journal that will document the adventure. I often start the journal well before the adventure begins so I can start journaling about the preparation and anticipation of the event. I cherish having these souvenirs of time spent with people I care about and love.
In this class, you will learn you how create a soft-bound journal with collaged and painted covers that are durable and appear well-loved right from the beginning. You will learn how to repurpose postcards to create journal pages by painting and collaging on them using my favorite techniques. You will then bind the pages in your journal using a basic binding technique that will allow you to add more pages and insert items picked up along the way. You will also learn how to add envelopes, flips, flaps, tabs, and additional pages to create lots of surface to write on and add pictures in an interactive way.
Also, you will learn fun ways to include your handwriting in your journal and why it's so important.