Prompted by the ever-inspiring @AIMR, and her fabulous manila folder journal, I’ve spent some time over the last week working on a similar journal.
That’s the outside unfolded. It’s been quite therapeutic to work on. I chose a theme of favourite arty quotes and creative encouragement. It’s kind of reached a point of completion, but I may keep adding paint and bits over time.
I didn’t have any manila folders!! so I improvised with an old cardboard envelope folder, which already had a pocket. (I prepped both and used the green one). I tore off the flap and prepped them with torn dictionary pages and diluted gesso, leaving some of the base colour.
Then I’ve just been using bits of the flap cardboard, other paper scraps, and stash bits and bobs to decorate the journal and make the contents. I used my Inktense pencils, watercolour, markers, coloured pencils, alphabet stamps, white gel pen, collage, a little washi tape, and one of @Magpie’s precious butterflies
Favourites (I like the celebrating snail best I think)
Thanks for the inspiration AIMR!