Sunday, April 04, 2010

The Big White Journal

Awhile back I found this wonderful metal plate shoved underneath several chipped flower pots in the clearance section of a Home Goods store. My immediate thought was to use it as a cover for a journal. Once getting it home I realized that it would end up being a very large journal and hesitated to construct it until now. I have never made such a large journal and felt it it would prove to be quite a challenge. The journal has been made with wooden covers, Coptic binding and filled with 140 lb. hot press watercolor paper for the pages. The metal plate has been bolted onto the front wood cover. The overall size is 10.5" X 14.5". The papers underneath the journal are what I am thinking is going to be the basic color palette I will use in the journal, but that of course could change. Now let's see if I can handle working on a spread almost 30 inches across, we'll see...

16 comments:

Terri Kahrs said...

Your new journal is stunning! I love the fact that you're being so fearless and are diving right into this project. Best of luck. Ingrid, you continue to be an inspiration! Hugs, Terri xoxo

brigitte said...

wonderful! i only wish i could see this journal irl

Leann said...

What a challenge, Can't Wait - it's going to be
A-M-A-Z-I-N-G!

Heavens2Betsy said...

Beautiful journal Ingrid. Such a thing of beauty you've created.

Four Seasons in a Life said...

Dear Ingrid,

I cannot believe that this beautiful plate was being used underneath flower pots. It is a shame to so much beauty is mostly lost until someone like yourself discovers its possibilities.

I am glad it is in your hands.

Warmest regards,
Egmont

stregata said...

That cover is so awesome!!! It is going to be an amazing journal!

Carol Q said...

Isn't that just fab!! I would definitely find it a LARGE area to work on LOL

Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

Oh wow, oh wow, oh wow. I love rust. I love birds. I love metal. I can't wait for this book to happen. Need any help (grin)?

jennifer lorton said...

How beautiful! I know I'm inspired by it. I'll look forward to seeing what you do with it.

Anonymous said...

Love it Ingrid!! It so cool when you have an Idea and then it comes to fruition, sometimes even better than you thought. I think you will love the large format, though they will take a while to complete.
Maybe you can bring it with you when you come to Ohio later this summer.
I am still waiting to see if I can get time off work to sign up the edge class.
Take Care ~ Deb

Jane said...

can't wait to see what you do with it. The journal is gorgeous!

Seth said...

Amazing. And perfect use of the metal plate!

Elizabeth said...

That is quite the journal!!!! Fearless into the abyss- it will be and already is, stunning! Fabulous construction and it must have taken quite a bit of watercolor paper!!!!!!

Marit said...

Oh wow... that's HUGE!! I can't wait to see what it will be filled with... go girl!

Dawn said...

oohhh you are so AWESOME at creating these new books. Sigh. Lovely! I love the color palette you are choosing too :)

Anonymous said...

i am hobby visual artist, is there a chance you would like to use some of my photographs? i guess it would be nice for your blog :-)
totally admire your page! write me a mail please in case you want to see my pix

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