Wednesday, July 13, 2011

"JournalFest 2011" Woodlands Journal

This year JournalFest will be October 26th - the 30th 2011. This will be my 3rd year teaching there and I am looking forward to it more than ever. I will be offering the workshops "Into the Crypt" and "The Ambrosia Journals".

New this year, there will be an informal gallery set up for themed journals that are either for sale or for show. My contribution to share will be an event journal. I did one for JournalFest 2009 (as seen here) to house all the goodies I gathered while there and it is one of my favorite journals so far.

I have a start on this one and so far it includes my comfirmation package, other paperwork, paper and button treats pertaining to this years theme of "Woodlands".

With deer being so abundant there, it's only fitting that their presence be in the promotion material and the journals.

My journal is still in the very beginning stages, but I wanted to share it so far. It is actually made of an old repurposed computer instructional manual. These metal ring binders lend themselves very well to this type of journal. I have cut down the width and the existing tabbed folders. The binder itself, I have stripped off the vinyl covering, beefed up the warped front cover (by sewing a piece of 1/4" plywood to the existing cover with vintage ribbon) and have collaged it with various papers.

This is a photo of the back of the journal as it is right now. I plan to stencil a tree with bare branches over the dotted paper. The journal is 8" X 10" and 2.5" thick.

5 comments:

Lianne said...

Ringbinders were my first scrap books! I have fond memories of them. I like the fact you can move pages around. I like your version. I've gone over to lighter books for now though just because I don't have room for anything meaty. Can't wait to move. Got about twenty a3 wallet folders gagging to be used.

I hope JournalFest goes well for you too

Els said...

As a resident of Port Townsend, I would like to add my two cents regarding our abundant deer. Just ONCE I'd like to enjoy a rose on one of my bushes low enough to reach for a sniff of its lovely aroma...but that requires some anti-deer magic none of us has been able to muster yet. Maybe you could add something to a page that might conjure a way of keeping the extremely scenic, but voracious herds of deer inside the boundaries of Fort Worden. If anyone has such magic available through journaling, it's you, dear Ingrid! Some Cosmic Deer B-Gone From Els' Garden, perhaps!

Ingrid Dijkers said...

Els, we'll be journaling our little hearts out to keep the beasties at bay .... or at least on the Forts grounds.
Hope to see you there!

Katrina said...

This is beautiful, love the deer image. I love all your work, shame I am so far away, UK, I'd love to do your workshops!

Nessa Pretty Days said...

what a wonderful journal!
your blog is a fab discovery
love
nessa

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