Journal Making: The Purple and Gold Journal

Hello!  I’m sorry it’s been so long since this blog has been updated, but I wanted to share with you some pictures of some journals I made for my mother to use in her classes.  I used art paper and boards purchased at a local art store images from Graphics Fairy, and some Etsy sellers of digital images.

I am in the process of making my mother three notebooks, each of which will have their own post.  All three are 6 by 9 inch journals.

This journal was made specifically for my mother to use as a sketch book in her mixed media class.  Thus, although I have added images to the pages, the majority of the pages are either blank or have light colored backgrounds that still allow plenty of room to sketch.  She will sketch right on top of the patterned pages.



The clock on the front has movable hands.  This is a coptic stitch bound journal with booktape over the spine to protect it.

Inside Cover

This is the inside of the front cover.  The endpaper is from Graphics 45 Couture Collection.

Inside back cover

This is the inside back cover.  The endpaper is from Graphics 45 Steampunk Spells Collection

The following are some of the interior pages:
















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2 responses to “Journal Making: The Purple and Gold Journal

  1. Rachel S

    Wow! This is beautiful! Any tips for a beginning journal-er?

    • Do you mean to make journals or write/draw/paste into them? If the former, I highly recommend checking out my post about my favorite coptic stitch binding tutorial. The covers can be anything from heavy-duty paper (cardstock or two pages of scrapbooking paper glued together back to back) to book board which you can pick up in your local art store, or rescue from the back of a sketch book.

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