Tuesday, July 27, 2010

Life of an Item with Undercoverst

I was inspired to make this journal when I found the newspaper clipping between the pages of an old atlas I have. I could not find a date on the clipping, but the browning definitely made me think it was close to the age of the atlas which was 1939!

I always make the covers first. I find a piece of cardboard that fits the paper I am displaying and then measure, cut and fold. For this piece I covered it with a paper sack and bright orange paper. This journal started off with an entirely different display piece but when it was done I hated it. This is when I found the newspaper clipping. I knew instantly that the paper sack and the clipping went together better than the first try. I carefully removed the first work from the orange paper and replaced it with the newspaper. I used a brown stamp pad to make the dark marks on the edges. The fast walking young lady came from a Good housekeeping magazine. I felt that she looked like she was on her way to work early in the morning which goes quite well with a morning newspaper.

I then cut and fold the inner pages. 10 pages per section and start punching holes. Then comes the stitching. And then it's all done! This may be one of my favorite journals as I want to keep it as my own and sit in a coffee shop writing and drinking :) Sometimes mistakes make the best work!

1 comment:

  1. What a great example of creativity! You turned a creation that seemed ehhhhhh to WOW! Thank you for sharing this with us!