I’ve finally wrapped up my 100 days of art sessions. Literally – by binding all the art journal pages into a book!
I mentioned last time that I hadn’t thought of the covers earlier, so I got an extra session from making the covers for the book. I used a single sheet to make both front and back covers in one shot, and cut it in half when I was satisfied with the look. In this session, I started with gelprinting, and then used metallic acrylics and normal acrylics with stencils. I hand-lettered the title on scrap paper from previous gelprints, fussy-cut it, glued it on, and outlined it using watercolor pencils and fineliners.
For the bookbinding, I used coptic stitch – I didn’t deviate much from the video tutorial by Jennifer (SeaLemon), other than to bind the top and bottom sections separately. I can’t wait to try out other stitches – I think I like bookbinding! 🙂
I’d made a tag in my previous session thinking that I’ll use it on the cover, but I forgot about it, and now it joins the other ‘free’ tags. I wasn’t able to find a way to safely store the tags in the journal, say, by creating a pocket for them. Two of the tags are pretty dimensional, and that makes it hard to find space for them. For now, I’ve just attached them to a slightly elastic crochet chain, which I then wrapped around the book. If you have any ideas for storing all tags with the journal, I’d love to hear it!
I thought it’d be nice to make a montage of all the 100 sessions that my goal entailed –
I’m now back to my normal pace of creating. I’ve been going through the videos from Creative Jumpstart 2020, and they’ve started out great. I already have a couple of ideas from there that I’ll want to try out this year.
What are you up to in the new year?
This is the final post in my 100 Days of Art Journaling series. Check out other posts in this series!