And by “basic,” I mean basic. I’ve been wanting to explore whether art journaling could be for me but 1) found the idea of altering a book or something really overwhelming and 2) knew that if I did manage to do something on that scale, I’d be too scared to do anything in it and “ruin” it.
So set out to create something that I would be a lot less precious with. I cut out a bunch of 10 x 7 rectangles from an Aldi bag, put a coat or two of gesso on each side, folded them in half and stacked them up, and stapled the spine in a couple of places. (Actually a lot of places, because my stapler doesn’t understand its basic function. But among all the holes where failed staples were pulled out, there are two closed staples.)
Cover (really did not think through background of these photos in respect to the journal color):
A couple of random pages:
Center spread; if you look closely, you can probably see the staple situation:
The pages are 5 x 7, which turned out to be smaller in reality than it was in my head. But I think that will also help fight overwhelm. Using all the space was always one of my problems in art class anyway. Thanks for looking!