Art Journal

Machinists Journal and Winners

To begin with….the randomly drawn winners of the fabric bundles are:
1. Papict 2. Zoeashton 3. Planetmallows 4. Becky Knutson
Congratulations and enjoy!  And since I was a bit late on the drawing, I’ll throw in an ATC made by me and a few more little bits and bobs.
Please email your address to craenelson (at) cox(dot)net.  Packages will be mailed Tuesday Sept. 2.

Machinists Art Journal:
I finished it up this morning.  The size is: 6.75 inches tall x 4.75 inches wide x 3.5 inches thick (tightly closed).
It consists of 250 pages including 14 envelopes, 14 pocket pages, watercolor paper, mixed media paper and patterned paper.

Now…off to find another thick and chunky hardcover book to turn into a journal as the Machinists Journal has been snatched up by my sister, Andrea.
Peace, friends….xoxo.

Machinists Art Journal - Junquemail Contessa (Handmade - Book Binding)

Machinists Art Journal – Junquemail Contessa (Handmade – Book Binding)

Machinists Art Journal - Junquemail Contessa (Handmade - Book Binding)

Machinists Art Journal – Junquemail Contessa (Handmade – Book Binding)

Work In Progress: Machinists Journal

I spent the morning putting together the signatures for a new journal I am making.

Art Journal Signatures - Junquemail Contessa

Art Journal Signatures – Junquemail Contessa

My sister had this book and I was initially drawn to it because of the “steampunk-like” illustrations…but when it came apart last week, the cover begged to be made into a journal.

Besides some minor repairs, I’m going to leave the cover as-is.  Maybe add a grommet to each side to run a strap through.

WIP: Machinists Journal - Junquemail Contessa

WIP: Machinists Journal – Junquemail Contessa

Time to begin the repairing, the stitching, the gluing.  I’ll add a few pockets and envelopes.  Geez, it feels great to be creating again…but I really need to start doing some journaling in all of these books I am making.

Have a great weekend, friends…thank you for your visit. peace, xoxo.