I am a bit late joining in - but as the notes and videos will be on line until September I'll be able to catch up. Some have almost finished their first journal - and a bit of blog hopping has revealed some very talented ladies especially in the 'sewing' department - which I have found rather daunting - but hey, I am up for a challenge.
Here is a sneak peek of the one the tutor is demonstrating.
It is what I consider a 'real proper' journal where to create a book from scratch. The pages, signatures, layering, assembling, binding - the lot!
One of the things that did shock me, was the fact that there is no cutting - NO scissors - honestly! I kid your not and I am seriously afraid. No straight cuts - no straight cuts - no scissors - no 'neat and tidy' - now that will be difficult.
I'll be starting on Tuesday so watch this space if you want to see how I get on. I have a list of things I need to collect..............
Paper, materials, lace, inks, paints, buttons, emphemera, stamps, quotes, shiny stuff, images, ribbons, sheets of watercolour paper - which I am having trouble tracking down - they need to be the 90lb weight and approx 22"x 32" ish.
I have already made a start on rummaging around in my remnant box for bits of material etc. I have glues, image transfer paper, inks, paints, tea bags, coffee, and can improvise on most things as I don't want to do a 'big spend' but try and use 'stuff' I have around and about.
I'll be painting, sewing, gluing, transferring, tearing, ripping, and so much more! I don't expect my first journal to be very good as it will be all new to me - but using that as an exercise I hope to go forward in leaps and bounds after that. My head is already buzzing with ideas - whether I have all the 'necessaries' to pull it off I don't know, but it will certainly stretch me.