I started this little book a while ago and let it sit unfinished for months. It’s so nice to have the kiddos back in school so I can work on things like this. When I was journaling in this book I was thinking…”what if I made a book once a month?” A book just for me. A book to get my creative juices flowing and explore ideas that have been floating in my head. No documenting the kids’ milestones like I do in project life. No pictures of my feet or my cats or what’s on my table or any other photos which seem to be my norm lately. A book to get me thinking. A book that gets me writing. It’s truly therapeutic to make these.
The pages of the book were made using white paper which I stained in tea. The cover is fabric I dyed myself using low immersion and bleach techniques, which I then turned into bookcloth. Inside is just a hodgepodge of paint, bits of paper, thread, plastic transparencies, and journaling. Fun stuff!
I really encourage you to try making a homemade book or art journal! Start with something easy like stapled copy paper! I do that for my kids all the time. Make it pretty in any way that suits you, and then journal all over it. Just write what comes to mind. Free write like they taught you to do in high school. It’s very freeing.
Here’s a lightbox of the book if you want to see it closer.
Happy bookmaking friends!