Monday, October 10, 2011

Sketchbook Project 2012, Chapter 2

Well, I'm back, and as I said last week, I'm going to show you what I've been doing with my sketchbook. 

Remember, I said that the sketchbook that arrived from the Art House was filled with very thin drawing-type paper, so the first thing I wanted to do was change the paper. I used some nice heavy watercolor paper - this would allow me to do just about anything in my journal. I sewed it, not really knowing what I was doing. The "Sketchy Characters" from  The Carolina Mixed Media Art Guild   held a rebinding workshop, lead by Penny Arrowood , but I wasn't able to attend, so I was forced to wing it on my own. 

Then I wanted to replace the cover. This is what I have right now, but I'm not finished with it - it's definitely a work in progress! As I work on the inside, I'm sure I'll add to the cover.

 After I covered it, I decided to paint the pages.  I was sure it would be easier to start working in my journal if I didn't have all those blank white pages staring at me! 

I've been working on a few pages, but it seems that I'm always tweaking! I think I'm done, have moved on, and I'm working on another page, and I come across something that would be just perfect on that last page! so I'm back on that last page for awhile. sigh.... that is the way with these art journals - they are never quite done, are they? 

Here are a couple of the more completed pages, and I'll be showing more along the journey. 


pupton said...

Toni, the sketchbook is looking good! Hope you'll bring it to the meeting this week!

Penny L Arrowood said...

Looking GREAT! You are ON it -- I look forward to seeing more :)

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Crafts a la Mode said...

Very cool journal. Thanks for showing how.. Linda

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