Now, to start embellishing them! I plan on finding all kinds of things to put in the journal so pockets and tuck spots are going to be a common feature. I plan to pick up pamphlets and menus and things like that...if I was going to make the journal, I'd have these things as actual pages, but, I want the journal done ahead, so I can just insert things and do a little writing. So..they will go in pockets etc.
I also want some writing space..so I am putting in many flip-flaps so I can write on the front, and flip the flap to write on the back. I decided to use white papers instead of tea stained... although I love that crackle sound of the tea stained pages, I needed to get this started and not spend the time making the pages..so...white it is! ( I am also making a JJ for each of my 5 grand daughters to give to them when I leave...so ...time is of the essence!
So here is the first signature. I want to learn to do a video...maybe next post I will have that!
This is the center page. I got a map from AAA and cut out my area...and with green marker...highlighted my route out of California...for the last time. I have made this trip many times in the past, but...this will be the last time I ever see California. I also circled a few of the towns I lived in in the past 50 years.
See the little yellow circle on the edge of the left page? I put a few of those in each signature for looks.. like a tab but not really marking anything, just so the pages look nice and amazing when closed!
.... did the same with the other half on the back page making another pocket! Now I slide something into each of the pockets, but still have that crinkle effect! I have another one, and plan to make a regular kind of envelope out of it! This is called using "found materials".
And you can see tabs in this picture. I put a rhinestone or some decorative feature on the front, should do that on the back to, just for looks!
Check back in a few days for the next signature. Oh, by the way, I am using 5 white pages per signature and then adding 3-4 "extra" pages... like the mini pages or the paper bag, sewing pattern sheet... to make additional pages. Each signature will have 10-15 (both sides) pages to it.
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Good things to keep an eye out for to use.....
1. brown paper bags of your favorite place
2. paper media you find to make something out of (like the Del Taco paper)