Art journal · Gel printing

Art Journals Old n New

I finished binding the A6 pages of my earlier art sessions, and turned them into an actual journal.

To protect the mixed media composition on the cover page, I covered it with plastic wrap. I punched holes in the covers after adding the plastic wrap, and used the covers as templates to mark the corresponding points on the pages.

I used cotton thread for the coptic stitches. I’d originally wanted to try out a fancier stitch, but fancy stitches are overkill for a small-sized book like this. πŸ™‚ So I used the same video tutorial by Jennifer (Sea Lemon) as I did for my A5 journal last time.

I also readied a new mini art journal, since I’d used up my earlier one. For the background, I used gel printing with acrylics on both sides of my paper sheet, before I (partially) cut and folded the sheet into a no-sew book. I’m looking forward to using it!

10 thoughts on “Art Journals Old n New

  1. A finished art journal to celebrate! There should be a “vernissage” for art journals as well, but how to name them… “journissage”? Just a little teaser πŸ™‚
    Your coptic stitches turned out great! This was on my huge to do list many years ago. I saw a few videos by the resourceful and pro, Jennifer (Sea Lemon), but the internet got in the way :).
    Your new mini journal looks promising… loving the light colors and patterns. CanΒ΄t wait to see what you create!

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    1. I like where your thoughts are going – it’ll be wonderful to collect hundreds of art journals for a display. πŸ™‚
      I now think I should’ve just gone with the fancy stitches, so I’ll probably try it with my next journal – my list of things to do keeps growing too. πŸ˜‰

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  2. Beautiful! Have you thought of publishing one of your journals? I am working on one right now. It is so cool to see the why of an artist.

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