Tuesday, November 3, 2015

Preparing for the Journey

I love traveling. I love art journaling.  I love day dreaming.  I love designing.  Put them all together and you get a unique travel journal.
I have quite a few travel journals now, some from long far away vacations and some from weekend romps.  But I have to say this one is one of my favorites.

I didn't buy anything new for this----I used what I had in my studio.  If you saw my studio you'd say I better do more of that because I have too much.  But sometimes saving too much junk turns into a beautiful creative project.  

Look at the cute binding!  I rolled handmade paper over small plastic tubes  saved from those doggie bag rolls.  I used leftover yarn to bind the signature pages, and the back cover was made from the plastic box top.  
In this photo you are looking through the plastic cover to the last page of the journal. As I type thisI am thinking about all the ways I can layer clear plastic in my journals.  So many ideas, so little time.
Of course a cute tie must be added that seems to match the theme of the trip:  beach colored twine. Lots of it!

I hope I've inspired you to look around you house for items you can use for free to spice up your next homemade journal!

Creatively yours,


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