Last year I took Dawn DeVries Sokol's, Doodle: 12.31, Christmas Art Journal Workshop. I just signed up again yesterday. I had so much fun reminiscing old memories and documenting new ones. She is still taking registrations. http://www.dblogala.com/blog/2011/11/4/early-bird-pricing-extended.html. She taught us how to put a book together last year. This year you have to supply a prepared book ready to go. I am diligently working on mine. Last month, I went to an estate garage sale and found an old Bozo the Clown children's record album that was falling apart. I decided to use it as my book. So far, I only have the cover done. I am still in the process of picking out the pages of my journal. I will be painting some Fabriano papers to stick in here and there amongst the scrapbook and vintage papers.
I found a worn out Twas the Night Before Christmas Pop Up Book last year at a local antique store for a $1.00. I couldn't resist it. I will be incorporating the pages of the book randomly throughout my journal. I first gessoed the cover, then collaged a vintage piece of Twas the Night Before Christmas sheet music to it. I also used a snowflake stencil and added modeling paste to give the page some texture. I then covered the raised snowflakes with Modge Podge and sprinkled them with glitter for texture. I removed the backs of some snowflake brads and glued them randomly over the page for added bling. I then began creating the "window" I glued the page of the children's book to a transparency and allowed it to dry. Once dry I placed another transparency over it and zigzaged three sides. I added the fake snow, stars, and sequence inside. I then sewed the top of the "pocket". You can shake it around inside the pocket. It reminds me of the snowglobes I had as a kid. I took red ribbon to create a "window" around the transparency. I added Snowtex to the outside of the window. I embellished the front with a bargain bin snowflake, and gessoed, painted and added some glitter to some chipboard letters I already had. I collaged the backside of the cover with Christmas papers that are a variety of vintage and scrapbook papers. I am still trying to decide how to bind the book. I was thinking about tackling the kettle stitch, but not sure I am brave enough. We'll see...
Happy Creating to All!
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