It’s taken me a year to complete my second art journal. This time around I decided to try an altered book journal. (Last time I tried binding my individual pages using twine, check it out here) The book was a particularly nice encyclopedia about the history of music, and its thick pages were perfect as there was no chance of the paint soaking through, especially once I added gesso. I think I’ll be using the same technique for my next journal, as I like transforming the pages, often using the text or pictures as inspiration for my art, or even leaving parts of them visible in the design. If you struggle sometimes with overcoming the hurdle of a blank page, I’d highly recommend an altered book art journal to get your creative juices flowing.
As always with a project such as this, there are some pages I’m not completely happy with, some where I feel I added too much, and on others not enough, but that is all part of the process. Each page reflects the thoughts, emotions and inspiration I had on a particular day, so it’s not about achieving perfection. Overall I’m happy with how the book has turned out, and can’t wait to begin my third journal!
I’d love to hear what you guys think. Which page is your favourite? 🙂