Saturday, February 8, 2014

Going Going Gone

Before the 2013 holidays one of my YouTube Followers asked me to make her a custom Tea Dyed Journal. Her favorite movie of all time is Gone With The Wind so that was the theme she requested. I don’t know how other artists create, but for me I start out by scouring Ebay and Etsy for rubber stamps, books, graphics and paper ephemera.

It took me weeks to find the right vintage GWTW book that if in perfect condition would have cost a lot more than what was in my budget. However, it was damaged which made it affordable and not so traumatic when I gently tore it apart.
Of course I did make a mistake. I call it the revenge of The Green Velvet Ribbon.  I bought two shades of green ribbon, light and dark. I wanted to add streamers on the cover but no matter how much I fiddled with the ribbons they just didn’t look right. In a fit of frustration I ended up throwing them in the trash and ended up substituting my all time favorite ribbon - crinkled seam binding.
I love the way the GWTW Journal turned out and I hope that Jessica agrees. If not, I will have no problem putting it in the Beehive where it will happily reside next to my Wuthering Heights Journal. Two Journals inspired by two wonderful books that I have read over and over again.

Do you have a favorite book that you have read more than once?  

Well Jessica, what do you think?

I took a blank page from the book and made it into a tiny envelope
and then filled it with hearts made from book pages.


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