Monday, June 29, 2009

JournalFest Journal

This is a brand new notebook journal strictly for JournalFest that I just begun. It's reconstructed from an old vinyl loose leaf binder. I stripped all the vinyl off, made hinges of Tyvek, beefed up the cardboard and paper mached the notebook over with paper grocery bags before starting the collage work. Now it's a very sturdy journal suitable for my purposes. The overall size of the journal is 8" X 11 1/2" and is almost 2 1/2" thick.
Above is shown the inside of the front cover and below is the inside of the back cover. On the back cover I made a pocket out of the clear vinyl covering which was over the original white vinyl of the notebook. I taped it on and then sewed it with embroidery floss. The pocket contains yet another journal that was included in my participant package as shown further down.
This is just the start of this journal and I look forward to adding to it. In the mean time I will prep several pages made of Bristol board and the usual cereal/snack box cardboard I am so very fond of using.
This is just part of the incredible package of imagery I received for participating in JournalFest. The package alone has a wealth of collage fodder to use for journaling. As you can see I have already used several images on this journal. All images enlarge to show detail.
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JournalFest is October 21-25 2009 at Fort Worden in Port Townsend Washington.
I will be teaching "Over the Edge" and "An Octopus's Garden"
(It appears that the class "An Octopus's Garden" is full)

12 comments:

stregata said...

So very cool!! I will be keeping my eyes open to see what you will be doing with this journal...

Lindart said...

AWESOME cover! I LOVE the colors you chose! This will be a fantastic journal, I can feel it! I can't wait to see it unfold!

Seth said...

Great start to another great journal.

last minute lynn said...

I love what you did with the boring vinyl notebook. You have inspired me to try something similar. I'm sorry I wan't able to amke the MIABA meeting that you arranged. It sounds like a wonderful time. I will hope to meet you at a future meeting.

Elizabeth said...

This is very inspirational. As a British person I don't know what you mean about making hinges from Tyvek. Can you explain that? How will you prep your cereal boxes? My mound of card is increasing almost daily but I've yet to start using them.

Ingrid Dijkers said...

Elizabeth, not sure if you can get them, but I use old Tyvek mailing envelopes cut into strips to use as hinging material. I have also use flexible canvas or fabric in the past. I prep cereal/snack boxes with either gesso or regular household primer paint.

Joanie Hoffman said...

I am stuck in your blog, and it's wonderful. Pages and pages of glorious stuff to look at.
Happy days,
Joanie

Jane B. said...

Love the new journal. I am hugely looking forward to the Octopus Garden class, glad I'm one of the folks lucky enough to be attending :-) I think I'd better get going myself with prepping a journal for the "big event!"

crimsoncat05 said...

I love this new journal; you always have such great ideas!

Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

This looks like another successful journal, Ingrid. I'm especially impressed by your choice of paper bags to reinforce the cover. What a clever, clever idea (and good use of recycled materials, too).

The Dreaming Bear said...

What a fun project! And the piles of collage pieces makes me drool! Can't wait to see more!

Colleen said...

HI Ingrid,
Congrats on being published in Somerset!
I wanted to tell you that you inspired me to do a Lenten Journal with a loose leaf notebook that had removable pages. What a terrific idea! Thanks so much for that!
Your work is fabulous (and inspiring!)

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